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The Thai government is considering lockdown for Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan

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The Thai government is considering imposing a lockdown in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chonburi to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Last night, the Secretary-General of the National Security Council of Natthapon Nakpanich and chair of the subcommittee of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) informed the public that the proposal to impose partial lockdowns in the most affected provinces by the government is under consideration.

A meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut tomorrow afternoon will decide on this, while other preventive measures such as closing or restricting access to gyms and further restrictions on restaurants could also be announced.

In Prachuap Khiri Khan, one of the provinces hardest hit by this latest wave of COVID-19 infections, the provincial government has already ordered the closure of all gyms and restaurants will no longer serve alcohol until further notice.

The news comes as Thailand reported 1,335 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number of new infections daily to date.

Starting today, shopping malls in Thailand should be closed by 9 pm and people will be asked to work from home for the next 14 days wherever possible.

Yesterday, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Health’s Disease Control (DDC) Department, stated that inter-provincial travel should have been discouraged and that people should stay in their current location rather than return home from their trip to Songkran.

It is important for you as a guest in Thailand to know that the measures and developments regarding the Covid19 virus (can) change at any time, do not blame your news bear if he does not report the changes in time.

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