Cleaners in hazmat suits disinfect office block in Bangkok amid Covid-19 surge


Cleaners in hazmat suits disinfected an office block in Bangkok on Tuesday night (April 26) following a resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Thailand has seen record Covid-19 cases in recent weeks following an outbreak in the capital Bangkok linked to nightclubs and coyote bars, which were visited by politicians, diplomats and leading business figures. Health officials believe the virus is the British strain that entered the country from neighbouring Cambodia. 

Ministers have now introduced 20,000 baht (456 GBP) fines for not wearing a mask outdoors and closed a swathe of business – but not shopping malls and restaurants.

The country recorded 2,012 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (April 28) and 15 deaths, taking the total number of infections recording since the pandemic began to 61,699 with 178 deaths as of April 28.