Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok

In pictures: Thonglor becomes a ghost town as new virus clusters emerge

The latest spread of COVID-19 at the area has rendered its vibrant nightlife back into the dark age once again.

By Time Out Bangkok photographers
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Just as we thought the dark age of tourism and nightlife in Bangkok was about to reach the ultimate end when the number of COVID-19 cases had gradually dropped, our hope seems to get back into a hopeless state once again after multiple positive-tested individuals have come forward in the city in early April. It was reported that several popular venues in Thonglor, namely Krystal Club, Bla Bla Bar, and Pub Dirty, were the sources of COVID-19 resurgence, resulting in 118 positive cases found among 1,177 individuals who underwent the government's active case finding measure.

Ensuring the rapid outbreak, the government quickly shut down entertainment businesses—bars, pubs, nightclubs and karaokes—in three high-risk districts wherein the new coronavirus clusters have emerged—Thonglor, Klongtoey and Bang Khae—three of Bangkok's most famous nightlife districts. As of now, all sorts of entertainment venues—be it pubs, bars, karaoke lounges—are ordered closed for two weeks until April 19.

Consequently, The National Vaccine Committee has contributed 4,200 COVID-19 vaccine doses to those exposed to risks in Thonglor, and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has entered the area today (April 7) to provide the doses to the individuals working in the venues where the cases were found.

See the images of the current "ghost town" state of Thonglor below.

Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok
Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok
Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok
Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok
Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok
Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok
Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok
Silent Thonglor during Covid-19 pandemic
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok

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