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TAT update: Thai army disinfects Bangkok roads nightly to combat the spread of COVID-19

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Fri, 03/20/2020 - 09:31
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The daily cleaning operation takes place during 01.00-05.00 Hrs., starting from Thursday, 19 March, 2020, until the end of the month.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update regarding Thailand’s intensified measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the cleaning operation to disinfect Bangkok’s roads.

This morning, the Army with the assistance of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Royal Police and volunteers began the nightly cleaning operation of Bangkok’s roads, which will take place until 31 March, 2020, during 01.00-05.00 Hrs. to avoid causing traffic congestion.

The operation will focus on populated and high-traffic area; such as, markets and trading zones, transport stations, ports, education facilities, outdoor activity areas and public gathering points.

On the first day, the taskforce in protective gear carried out the cleaning operation with disinfectant water solution at 11 areas, including Victory Monument; Na Phra Lan Road, Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace; Khao San Road; Yaowarat Road; Rama I Road between Pathumwan and Ratchaprasong intersections; Silom Road; BTS Skytrain Mo Chit Station and Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal (Chatuchak); Central Plaza Lat Phrao; The Mall Tha Phra; Taksin Bridge; and Central Plaza Chaeng Wattana.

The cleaning operation followed the Thai government’s latest announcement to impose a two-week shutdown of entertainment venues, sports facilities and schools to limit people’s movement and enable authorities to effectively contain the spread of the COVID-19.

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