Bangkokians fear rises on the current Coronavirus situation after a Thai man who had just returned from Taiwan did not self-quarantine for 14 days and decided to go exercising at several gyms in Bangkok. The information was first shared by a user on twitter on 7 March 2020 who tweeted “This happened at a Fitness First in a famous mall, there was a member of the gym who had just returned from Taiwan. Someone found out and told the employees at the gym. The man was asked to leave but he insisted on continuing his workout. The police came and asked the man to leave. Isn’t this the government’s fault? I mean can’t you establish clear guidelines on self-quarantine. The people don’t know what to do and it causes a mess. #Covid19 #littleghostsreturntothailand”.
The incident was addressed by the mall in the tweet, Siam Paragon. Paragon tweeted “1. Thank you for the information and care, the customer was asked to leave before he entered inside the exercising zone. Even though he didn’t go inside, Fitness First has deep cleaned all exercising equipment inside the area. 2. Siam Paragon has also cleaned the areas that the man walked by. Fitness First will open as usual tomorrow on 8 March 2020”.
The man returned to Thailand and soon after the arrival, he went to a fitness center on Sathon Road on 4 March 2020. Then on the 7th, the man attempted to come exercise at Fitness First Paragon. On the 8th after the incident at Paragon where he was asked to leave the fitness by police, the man went to exercise at a fitness center on Phetchaburi Road. A member has also revealed that there are other members and trainers that have just returned from Taiwan. These people did not self-quarantine for 14 days and continued visiting gyms in Bangkok causing fear to other gym members of them spreading Covid-19.
FB Caption: These people did not self-quarantine for 14 days and continued visiting gyms in Bangkok causing Covid-19 fear to other gym members.
Source: INN News