The BMA lay down measures on sanitation and safety to ensure shoppers’ safety at market

On 15 April 2020, Pol. Lt. Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, presided over the meeting of the BMA’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, No. 24/2020 and convened on the current situation of the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Today (15 April 2020), 17 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Bangkok with the total confirmed cases of 1,328.  There have been 1,084 recovered cases and 374 hospitalized cases with 48 more cases recovered and were discharged.

Deputy Governor of Bangkok reiterated that all sectors continuously have campaigns and public relations activities of measures announced by the BMA including social distancing at all settings such as at home, at workplace or at public areas, especially, to increase social distancing with family members according to the measure to have physical distancing of 1-2 meters. This includes frequent cleaning of surfaces that many people come in contact with, washing hands frequently and wearing face masks all the time while leaving home or going to any public places in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Moreover, the BMA has assigned the BMA City Market Office and all 50 district offices to act in compliance with the measures on prevention and control of COVID-19 by having campaigns and public relations activities to provide knowledge and better understanding to vendors and buyers on the situation of the spread of COVID-19, to give advices and guidance on how conduct and prevent themselves and others from the disease and setting up of screening spots for vendors and buyers at the market area, providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer service points at the entrance and exit of the market, installing hand wash sinks, wearing of face masks, social distancing of at least 1 – 2 meters from others, and cleaning selling stalls in order to prevent the spread of the disease.  Importantly, all these measures aim to ensure the public sanitary and safety for the people coming to the markets.

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