COVID-19: 28 Provinces in Thailand Declared Red Zone, Including Bangkok

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Thailand, and as of Monday, a total of 745 new coronavirus cases was reported. The Thai government has announced 28 provinces as “Red Zone” on 2/1/2021 and this includes Bangkok.

28 Provinces in Thailand Declared Red Zone, Including Bangkok:

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Following the announcement, Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang has assigned to temporarily close 25 types of businesses in Bangkok to contain the re-emerging spread of Covid-19. These businesses involve gatherings of many people, including pubs and bars, amusement parks, playground, floating markets and flea markets.

Restaurants, eateries, convenience and hawker stalls now prohibit alcohol consumption, and no dining is allowed after 9 p.m. in Bangkok. Barber shops and salons now also have to limit service per customer to 2 hours, and customers are not allowed to wait in the shop.

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However, the number of cases continues to rise. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said a new heightened measure is proposed and if approved, the restrictions will be effective until 1st of February 2020.

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The new restrictions will be divided into two tiers. The first tier limits the operating hours of businesses, discourages inter-provincial travel, closes academic institutions, and encourages work from home across red zone areas. If fail, a second tier will be introduced, which is a tightened rules of the first tier.

Besides Bangkok, other provinces that are declared as Red Zone nclude Tak, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Saraburi and Lop Buri.

Foodies, stay safe and only head out when necessary. The war isn’t over and let us all do our part in fighting the virus. That’s all, take care and buh bye!

Source: The Bangkok Post, The Nation Thailand

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