Thailand shuts seafood market after coronavirus outbreak

A girl wearing a face mask and little Santa Claus hats pinned in her hair watches as medical officials test people for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a seafood market in Samut Sakhon on December 19, 2020 after some new cases of local infections were detected and linked to a vendor at the market. (Photo by AFP)

Thailand's biggest seafood market and the surrounding area have been locked down to contain a coronavirus outbreak, after the country's largest spike in cases since the pandemic began.

Despite being just the second country to register an infection - after China - the kingdom had escaped the worst of the pandemic, with just over 4,000 cases and 60 deaths so far.

(Source: AFP)

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