Thailand has extended the lockdown and curfew for another two weeks from Tuesday (August 3rd), adding 18 more provinces to the Thai government’s list of the worst-affected areas of the Kovid-19 epidemic, the worst affected by the Kovid-19 epidemic. It has been reported that it may be extended till now.
Aung Thong, Nakhon Naik, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kanchanaburi, Lop Buri, Fechabun, Fechaburi, Prachup Khiri Khan, Prachin Buri, Rachaburi, Raingam, Samutank are among the 16 provinces that were added to the Dark-Red Zone list on Monday (August 2). , Saraburi, Singh Buri, Sufan Buri and Tak.
Central Covid-1 Control Administration (CCSA) Assistant Spokesperson. “From tomorrow, curfew and strict measures will be imposed in Bangkok and two other provinces from evening to midnight,” said Apisamai Srirangasan.
CCSA spokesman said. “The epidemic situation will be re-evaluated on August 16 and if necessary, another lockdown may be extended by the end of this month,” Opisamai said.
“Most likely, the lockdown will last until August 31,” he told a news conference at the Government House after a CCSA virtual meeting chaired by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-Cha to review the Covid-19.
A CCSA spokesperson added, “Due to the Red Zone declaration, it has been decided to relax restrictions on restaurants in shopping malls so that they can sell food through online platforms, but serving food in restaurants is still prohibited.”
He said, “Restrictions on inter-provincial travel in the red zone will remain in place. Those who want to go to this area must have a valid reason and will be screened at the time of entry. The ban on gatherings of five or more people also continues. ”
Meanwhile, shopping malls, department stores and community shopping centers, excluding supermarkets (Big C, Tesco), pharmacies and vaccination centers, will be closed. There will be no public transport services from night to morning and public transport in the Red Zone area will be limited to 50%.
The people of the Dark-Red Zone province are being urged to work from home, due to medical reasons and traders carrying essential goods have been exempted from travel restrictions, he said.
The areas where curfew and lockdown measures have been imposed on Greater Bank include Nanthaburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani and Nakhon Patham, as well as four southern border provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Sankhala which have been under lockdown since July 12.
Meanwhile, Chhanburi, Chaosengxiao and Ayutthaya provinces, which were added to the lockdown list on July 20, will no longer be under lockdown from Monday.
Although the rate of infection in the bank has decreased, the rate of infection has increased in other provinces due to the delta variant, which is responsible for 39 percent of the infection in the country, said Dr. Apisamai.
According to a source who attended the virtual meeting with CCSA, Prime Minister Prayut said the government was ready to import doses of Sputnik-V vaccine from Russia and would ask its manufacturer to send the necessary documents to Thailand. The vaccine will be used to vaccinate first-line health workers, the source said.
Health experts say that unless appropriate measures are taken to reduce the high infection rate in Thailand, it could continue for the next two months.
The Prime Minister asked Prayut Chan-o-Cha to urge all government and non-government organizations to come up with ideas on the need to protect the people from the Delta variant and allay fears.
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