Food market closed after Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand


Footage shows a food market in Bangkok today (May 5) that has been closed after an outbreak of Covid-19 cases.

The Huai Khwang fresh market in the capital of Thailand was busy just a few days before with thousands of people shopping throughout the day.

Officials closed the market following several workers being infected. The Din Daeng district office ordered the closure and also declared the market off-limits to all outsiders, while those living inside the market area are prohibited from leaving.

Health officials have since been screening more than 300 traders and employees, many of them migrant workers from Myanmar.

Thailand recorded 2,112 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (May 3) and 15 deaths, taking the total number of infections recording since the pandemic began to 74,900 with 318 dead.