“Of these, 193 people are residents of the 12 slums in Klong Toei, while 111 patients resided in condominiums or apartments adjacent to these slums,” said the CCSA.
Statistics from Klong Toei public health office reveal that there are about 80,000 to 90,000 people residing in the slums.
“Residents of Klong Toei slums usually live together in a crowded space and mostly have careers that are not compatible with work-from-home arrangements,” said the office. “The government must establish a facility for quarantine and monitoring of symptoms of suspected patients in this area immediately to contain cluster cases from spreading even further.”
A news source said that in response to this, the Ministry of Defence’s acting permanent secretary, Admiral Somprasong Ninsamai, had dispatched a letter to Port Authority of Thailand’s director-general asking to use its warehouse at Klong Toei Port as a site for a new field hospital to treat people in the area. The Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters will be responsible for setting up the facility.