The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that they are starting an investigation on whether Covid-19 originated from Chatuchak Market in Bangkok. The Department of Disease Control states it is impossible for the virus to have come from the large animal market. The market itself is under watch from local officials to make sure there are no illegal trades on protected animals including protected bird, turtles, and snake species. WHO stated the investigation is based on information that the Thai Horseshoe Bat carries a SARS virus that is 91% similar to Covid-19.
Although this is true, the virus cannot be transmitted from animal to humans. It is common knowledge at this point that consuming wild animals is not a good idea. Asawin Khwanmuang the Bangkok Governor believes this is all a big misunderstanding. The governor stated the belief that Covid-19 originated in Bangkok before it arrived in Wuhan, China is false. The source of information may have misunderstood information received. The governor has asked officials from the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and received confirmation that the virus found in the Thai Horseshoe Bat cannot be transmitted to humans.
The principle of the market reported he is confident Chatuchak market is not connected to the source of Covid-19. Since the Covid-19 situation the market has a schedule for big cleaning days where all parts of the market are cleaned and sanitized regularly. This way vendors in the market and customers can visit the market with comfortability. Currently animals are not allowed to be sold inside the market. Only items allowed are clothes, daily goods, and trees. Shopping destinations in Bangkok have Covid-19 safety measures but the most important way to stay safe from Covid-19 is to practice social distancing, sanitize your hands often, and follow the news.
FB Caption: Asawin Khwanmuang the Bangkok Governor believes this is all a big misunderstanding.
Source: INN News