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Entertainment venues carry high risk of Covid-19 transmissions: expert virologist

By The Nation



Dr Yong Poovorawan


Entertainment venues carry the risk of Covid-19 transmissions, Dr Yong Poovorawan, an expert virologist at Chulalongkorn University, warned in a Facebook post on Thursday.


He said super-spreader events in entertainment venues had occurred in South Korea, Japan, Western countries and even Thailand.


“Entertainment venues are noisy places with confined spaces, so it is not easy to undertake measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, such as maintaining a distance from others and even wearing a face mask,” he pointed out.


Dr Yong said Thailand took about two months to contain the spread in entertainment venues and a boxing stadium during the Covid-19 outbreak earlier this year.


“Therefore, we would like to ask everyone to be careful so that this does not become an issue again,” he added.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30399025



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Doc Yong might very well be stating the obvious here , but sometimes these very simple reminders need to be heard. 

I have noticed that many people are not wearing masks like they were a few months ago. Now with these new cases in Chiang Mai i think it's time for people to not let down their guards down, otherwise Thailand could face a national disaster. 


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1 minute ago, JonnyF said:

Everyone knows this. So I hope these type of comments aren't the precursor to another lockdown. 


Given the growing protests, I've wondered if we might get a fresh outbreak of C19 necessitating curfews etc.

I certainly hope not. It would be awful if it happened over Xmas & NY  

That's why it's important  for people to take extra precautions right now.

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3 minutes ago, JonnyF said:

I don't think restrictions will depend on Covid 19 spreading.


More the anti government protests spreading.


Obviously protecting the people sounds much better than subjugating the people, both domestically and internationally.

True , you do make a good point.

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