Mekong Posted July 26, 2022 Report Share Posted July 26, 2022 City Hall is on full alert for monkeypox infections in at-risk areas in the capital, including locations where foreign tourists gather in large numbers. Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt on Monday called a meeting of City Hall executives to discuss preparations for monkeypox infections after the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday declared monkeypox as "A Public Health Emergency of International Concern". Speaking after the meeting, Mr Chadchart said that public health personnel will be educated about the disease while health service centres, clinics and hospitals in Bangkok will be instructed to watch out for anyone suspected of contracting the disease. The Thai Hotels Association will also be asked to tell all hotels in Bangkok to look out for and report suspected cases to City Hall's district offices, Mr Chadchart said. However, a close watch is being kept on at-risk communities, such as in Soi Nana where Nigerian nationals gather." The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday raised surveillance measures nationwide in response to the WHO's announcement. Full Story Scaremongering and complete xenophobia, there are a lot more Thais than Foreigners so why highlight Nana Plaza? Nigerians tend to hang out on Soi 3/1 and Soi 11 not Soi 3 or 4 The Nigerian who had Monkeypox had been in Thailand for over a year, he did not contract the disease overseas but in Thailand, so statistically more chance of getting from a Thai Monkeypox has never been detected in Bangkok. Anutin blaming “Dirty Foreigners” again. Can Thailand just accept responsibility rather than looking to blame others, yet again. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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