Anyone who watched the Pattaya music festival on November 12th and 13th by staying outside the event zone without wearing a face mask has been advised, by Chonburi provincial health office, to get a COVID-19 rapid antigen test quickly, after several such people have been found infected.
The organisers set the event zone’s maximum capacity to 500 and everyone who entered had to show proof that they were fully inoculated and had tested negative for the virus within the previous 72 hours. They were also required to wear face masks all the time and have body a temperature under 37.5oC.
Meanwhile, in Bangkok today (Thursday), an eatery at the CentralWorld shopping mall has been ordered to close for three days after a customer was found to be infected with COVID-19.
The infected person has already been sent for treatment at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province. Health officials have been trying to identify the source of the infection.
The mall’s management said in its Facebook page yesterday that, from today, it has intensified the screening of all people entering the “Groove” zone of the mall, where the infection was found.
All customers must show proof of being fully inoculated and must undergo an antigen test at their own expense before being allowed in. There will be one entrance and two exit points and customers who temporarily leave the zone will have their wrists stamped.
The number of customers will be capped at 1,500 at a time.
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is due to meet tomorrow to assess the pandemic situation, after two weeks of reopening the country and the easing of restrictions in most parts of the country.
An important issue to be discussed is that of entertainment venues, such as pubs and bars, whose reopening has been postponed until mid-January.