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A market in the Soi area was ordered shut until further notice after at least 310 people were found infected with COVID-19. 

Soi Silom 5, also locally known as Soi La Lai Sap, was today ordered by the City Hall to close down for disinfection till Saturday after cases were detected in the area on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is not clear when the market, well-known for its street food and fashion, will reopen. 

Local residents will be required to go for testings from 9am tomorrow. 

Thailand on Thursday reported 2,208 new COVID-19 infections and 43 deaths, bringing the total tally to 187,538 cases and 1,375 fatalities since the pandemic began.

Last month, several fresh markets throughout Bangkok and its metro area were ordered shut after hundreds of new coronavirus infections were traced to them. 

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This article, Silom market closed indefinitely after 310 people test positive for COVID-19, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia’s leading alternative media company.


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