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BARS, PUBS, CLUBS CLOSED FOR 14 DAYS IN 41 PROVINCES, INCLUDING THE ROYAL COAST

BARS, PUBS, CLUBS CLOSED FOR 14 DAYS IN 41 PROVINCES, INCLUDING THE ROYAL COAST
BARS, PUBS, CLUBS CLOSED FOR 14 DAYS IN 41 PROVINCES, INCLUDING THE ROYAL COAST

The Spokesman for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), says all entertainment places in 41 provinces, including Bangkok, will be ordered to shut their doors for at least two weeks, starting at midnight Friday (April 8th) as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

Restaurants were still allowed to open, but they have to employ strict COVID-19 preventive measures. If any infection is found at any restaurant, it will be ordered shut for at least 2 weeks.

Health and security officials agreed in talks on Thursday that a blanket closure in all provinces was not necessary. They opted for what Dr Taweesilp called “target therapy” in provinces with the potential to spread COVID-19.

Their prime concern was the spread of the UK variant of the virus, with cases detected in Thailand for the first time.The target provinces were those plagued by new infections and those at risk because they were a gateway, or main passage, for travellers, he said.

The decision comes ahead of the long Songkran holiday next week, when millions of people will hit the roads for vacations or family reunions.

The 41 provinces where all entertainment venues – bars, pubs, clubs and karaoke bars – will be closed are:

Bangkok

Ayutthaya

Buri Ram

Chachoengsao

Chaiyaphum

Chanthaburi

Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai

Chon Buri

Chumphon

Kanchanaburi

Khon Kaen

Lamphang

Loei

Lop Buri

Nakhon Nayok

Nonthaburi

Nakhon Pathom

Nakhon Ratchasima

Nakhon Si Thammarat

Narathiwat

Pathum Thani

Phetchabun

Phetchaburi

Phuket

Prachin Buri

Prachuap Khiri Khan

Ratchaburi

Ranong

Rayong

Sa Kaeo

Samut Prakan

Samut Sakhon

Samut Songkram

Saraburi

Songkhla

Suphan Buri

Surat Thani

Tak

Udon Thani

Yala

All 20 provinces hit by the Thong Lor cluster are included in the 41-province list.

The CCSA spokesman said there would be no U-turn on the closure decision. The centre decided to make it public ahead of the signing of the order on Friday so that businesses could prepare in advance.

The meeting on Friday would also announce a work from home policy for state agencies and encourage private firms to allow their employees to also work from home.

BARS, PUBS, CLUBS CLOSED FOR 14 DAYS IN 41 PROVINCES, INCLUDING THE ROYAL COAST
BARS, PUBS, CLUBS CLOSED FOR 14 DAYS IN 41 PROVINCES, INCLUDING THE ROYAL COAST
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BARS, PUBS, CLUBS CLOSED FOR 14 DAYS IN 41 PROVINCES, INCLUDING THE ROYAL COAST
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