The administrative centre for Covid19 containment, the CCSA chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, extended the country’s lockdown measures until the end of August this Sunday afternoon in an effort to deal with the rapidly spreading Indian variant
In addition, the CCSA also increased the number of provinces in the “dark red” zone from 13 to 29.
The 29 provinces are Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chonburi, Chachoengsao, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Ratchasima, Narathiwat, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachinburi, Pattani, Ayutthaya, Phetchaburi, Phetongrabun, Ratchaburi, Yala, Lopburi, Songkhla, Singburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Saraburi, Suphanburi and Ang Thong.
Meanwhile, restaurants and food kiosks in department stores and shopping centres are now allowed to offer delivery and takeout services.
Separately, the CCSA has been discussing purchasing 30 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines within this year.
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