Taxi driver Wasan Sukjit shows off his protective Buddhist amulets. Photo: AFP Taxi driver Wasan Sukjit shows off his protective Buddhist amulets. Photo: AFP
Taxi driver Wasan Sukjit shows off his protective Buddhist amulets. Photo: AFP

Thai taxi drivers turn to holy amulets to protect them from coronavirus

  • The tradition of collecting, buying and selling the amulets is so popular that Bangkok even has a dedicated market in its historic quarter
  • The government has shut the market whenever Covid-19 infections have spiked, due to the bazaar’s popularity among older Thais

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Taxi driver Wasan Sukjit shows off his protective Buddhist amulets. Photo: AFP Taxi driver Wasan Sukjit shows off his protective Buddhist amulets. Photo: AFP
Taxi driver Wasan Sukjit shows off his protective Buddhist amulets. Photo: AFP
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