Jab drive at Thon Buri temples

Jab drive at Thon Buri temples

Covid cleaning: An official sprays disinfectant inside a warehouse which has been turned into a field hospital at Don Mueang airport. The field hospital, run by Mongkutwattana Hospital and capable of handling up to 2,000 patients, opened yesterday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
Covid cleaning: An official sprays disinfectant inside a warehouse which has been turned into a field hospital at Don Mueang airport. The field hospital, run by Mongkutwattana Hospital and capable of handling up to 2,000 patients, opened yesterday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration(BMA) will start inoculating monks and temple workers on the Thon Buri side of the city tomorrow.

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said the BMA will start giving Covid-19 shots to monks, undertakers, workers and others at 221 temples on the Thon Buri side.

He said temples have become risk areas after they were a part of the Public Health Ministry's Community Isolation programme.

He added the temples were also used for cremating people who died of Covid-19.

Pol Gen Aswin said these temples were located in 15 districts on the Thon Buri side. There are eight temples in Klong San, 17 in Chom Thong, 29 in Taling Chan, four in Thawi Watthana, 25 in Thon Buri, and 32 in Bangkok Noi.

He said city hall plans to give vaccination shots to monks in other areas of the capital soon. No date was given.

Meanwhile, its health office has been told to provide training for monks and undertakers on how to safely manage a dead body in the context of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) yesterday announced it has extended Covid-19 testing at Thupatemi Stadium to Aug 13 from 8-12 am and asked people to make online bookings before travelling to receive the test so as to reduce overcrowding.

The RTAF said they are testing people with Rapid Antigen Tests, so people can get their results the same day. The RTAF opened a testing station at the stadium on July 7 and since then many have already been tested there.

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