Public areas closed for the next 14 days in Thai province

Just yesterday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Thailand rose to 800+. On 23rd December, the National News Bureau of Thailand reported a 2 week lockdown in the Thai province of Samut Songkhram.

As of today, the new COVID-19 cases in the country stand at over 1000, as reported by the The Thaiger.

Prevention measures reinstated

Thai province placed on two week lockdownImage credit: National News Bureau of Thailand

Like the first lockdown earlier this year, all communal areas in the province will be closed. This includes schools, stores, playgrounds, spas, gyms, and cinemas. Only take-away food stalls will be allowed to set up at flea markets, and restaurants are also limited to to-go options.

Thailand acting extra cautious to further spreads

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases has resulted the cancellation and postponement of many events.

While the holidays and parties are something many were looking forward to, it’s crucial that we prevent another nation-wide lockdown from happening by cooperating with safety measures.

The story is still developing, stay tuned for updates.

Featured image adapted from: Lee Craker

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