People stand in line for a swab test at a temporary Covid-19 testing site in Bangkok on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg People stand in line for a swab test at a temporary Covid-19 testing site in Bangkok on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
People stand in line for a swab test at a temporary Covid-19 testing site in Bangkok on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg

Thailand’s rich Covid-19 patients get ‘hospitel’ treatment, as the poor are turned away

  • At least 23 ‘hospitels’ have opened in Bangkok recently, offering a form of luxury coronavirus quarantine for up to US$384 per night
  • Public field hospitals, meanwhile, appear to be struggling amid an influx of new cases – though authorities insist there are sufficient hospital beds

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People stand in line for a swab test at a temporary Covid-19 testing site in Bangkok on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg People stand in line for a swab test at a temporary Covid-19 testing site in Bangkok on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
People stand in line for a swab test at a temporary Covid-19 testing site in Bangkok on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
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