Technical error halts Skytrain service, fuelling concern as passengers get stuck on platforms

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Social distancing on to the Skytrain stations failed miserably this morning (May 5) when hundreds of people found themselves stuck at BTS stations after services were hit by a “technical error”. 

Pictures of Bangkok residents collecting at BTS stations went viral online today, contradicting the Ministry of Health’s strict social distancing measure. 

Some netizens even feared the rallies could trigger another major Covid-19 outbreak, given the high transmission of the virus among crowds. 

BTS officials explained that there was a technical error on the rail line near the Siam and National Stadium stations, affecting Skytrain services.  

Technicians later solved the problem and trains resumed running, much to the relief of worried passengers.