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Samut Sakhon Seafood Market at Epicenter of Coronavirus Outbreak Reopens

Samut Sakhon Seafood Market Reopens Thailand Coronavirus Covid

Talay Thai, the Samut Sakhon market that sparked Thailand’s second-wave of coronavirus cases, reopened Monday.

The country’s largest market of aquatic products, the market on Rama II Road in Muang District of Samut Sakhon is requiring vendors to present pass cards issued by Samut sakhon Fishmonger Association to enter.

Other vendors must show their Covid-19-testing certificates. Everyone is required to wear a face mask and use alcohol hand sanitizer gel. Those who fail to comply will be brought out of the market. Vendors were arriving at the place from early this morning.

Jumpol Khonwaree, chairman of the Fishmonger Association, said the group had to intensify disease-control measures so that it could resume trade at the market and revive the local economy.

Talay Thai was the biggest market of aquatic products in Thailand and it needed to quickly build up the confidence that it was free of Covid-19, he said.