Trains in Bangkok converted to COVID clinics

Bangkok authorities are planning to convert 15 abandoned train cars into a 240-bed isolation wards for patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms. This was announced by the city administration, reports with reference to

More toilets and bathrooms will be built outside the carriages, Reuters writes.

The rise in the number of cases in Thailand capital has put strong pressure on the city's medical system, the statement says.

The makeshift railway car wards will serve as an isolation center for patients on hospital waiting lists and will be ready for use by July 30, it is informed.

On Tuesday, July 27, the country's authorities announced 14,150 new coronavirus cases and 118 deaths, bringing the total number of registered cases to 526,828, and official death toll reached 4,264.

13:17, 28 July 2021

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