Jump to content

Samut Sakhon outbreak has domino effect on seafood sales in Chiang Mai


Recommended Posts

Samut Sakhon outbreak has domino effect on seafood sales in Chiang Mai

By THE NATION

 

800_e9ad7b4a818da5b.jpg?v=1608624642

 

The sale of seafood in Chiang Mai’s Muang Mai market is reportedly suffering after there was an explosion of Covid-19 cases in Samut Sakhon’s stemming from one of its main shrimp markets.

 

Muang Mai is the largest seafood market in Chiang Mai, and many vendors said on Tuesday morning that their sales had dropped sharply after news of the virus broke out.

 

Vendor Payong Wanamkang said his sales has fallen by 20 to 30 per cent, adding that his employees, who are migrant workers, wear gloves and face masks at all times.

 

Other vendors have also put up signs saying their seafood does not originate from Samut Sakhon in a bid to convince customers.

 

As of Tuesday, 427 new cases were detected, 397 of whom were migrant workers, which took the total number of cases in the latest outbreak above 1,000.

 

Nearly 90 per cent of the positive cases were migrant workers, Samut Sakhon governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri said.

 

The rate of positive results has improved from 40 per cent three days ago to 27.91 per cent on Tuesday.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30400029

 

 

nation.jpg

-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-12-22
 
  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...