BANGKOK, July 9 (TNA) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration opened two isolation centers for the people who were infected with COVID-19 and had to wait for hospital beds.
Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang inspected one of the new isolation facilities at Wat Sri Sudaram in Bangkok Noi district. With 90 beds, the center admitted infected people from their home and they would wait there for a few days before being sent to conventional and field hospitals under supervision by the medical personnel of the BMA.
The other new isolation center opened at Wat Intharawihan in Phra Nakhon district. There were about 200 beds.
The BMA planned to open altogether 20 isolation centers in all six clusters of its districts to receive COVID-19 cases who must wait for hospital beds.
Meanwhile, Pol Maj Gen Piya Tawichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said the Phra Ratchawang police station could maintain its services although many policemen there were infected with COVID-19.
The bureau would deploy policemen from other units to fill in at the Phra Ratchawang station to maintain its services if the majority of its workforce was infected, he said. (TNA)