BANGKOK, Feb 1 (TNA) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration apologized to the operator of a well-known restaurant for mistakenly reporting a timeline which affected its business and promised to verify information before dissemination.
The BMA’s Department of Health apologized for a timeline report of a COVID-19 case referring to the Soi Lang Suan branch of Rongsi Pochana restaurants in Pathumwan district instead of a branch on Nang Linchee Road in Yannawa district. The misinformation had negative impacts on the mistakenly mentioned branch.
The department promised to verify information with its local offices and COVID-19 cases before reporting cases’ timelines in the future.
Panrudee Manopibul, director-general of the BMA’s Department of Health, said that for the quick release of information about COVID-19 cases, officials from the City Hall had been deployed to help local officials investigate COVID-19 infections in local areas. They might be unfamiliar with local areas and thus made mistakes in their disease investigative reports.
In the future the department would source information from COVID-19 cases and local hospitals for verification before reporting the timelines of COVID-19 cases, she said.
Thailand on Monday reported 836 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total cases to 19,618. The new cases consist of 793 cases, detected by active case finding, 39 cases found in surveillance and service systems and four quarantined arrivals. The total death toll remained at 77. (TNA)