Migrant workers heavily affected by outbreak centred on Central Shrimp Market around 45km from BangkokThailand is testing tens of thousands of people for Covid-19 after an outbreak at a shrimp market led to the biggest surge in cases in the country, which had appeared to have almost eradicated the virus.More than 1,000 people have tested positive over recent days, mostly migrant workers in Samut Sakhon, where coronavirus was detected late last week. Cases have since been reported elsewhere, including in Bangkok, which is 45km away by road. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/21/thailand-begins-covid-testing-blitz-after-biggest-ever-surge-in-cases
Author : Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok
Publish date : 2020-12-21 06:22:28
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