THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today (Dec. 29) that as a lockdown has not been imposed this means people can travel normally during the New Year holidays except for certain areas such as Samut Sakhon province but they should cautiously take care of themselves, Amarin TV reported.
Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, pointed out that some venues in Bangkok had been ordered shut, among them are massage parlours and cockfighting rings, while stricter measures, chiefly seat distancing except for family groups, are also in place at theatres and movie halls.
He added that Bangkok people have to adjust and follow the measures for the New Year festival that will be announced.
People have to follow the coronavirus measures for each area, for example in Samut Sakhon there is now a curfew in place, he said, but stressing that there will not be a lockdown so as not to affect the economic drive.
Meanwhile CCSA also announced at 11.30 a.m. that there were 155 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, with 134 being domestic infections and 11 among migrant workers, and an additional death which raised the toll to 61, Sanook.com reported.
Ten travellers from overseas entered state quarantine with four coming from Bahrain and one each from Germany, Vietnam, India, Sweden, United States and Turkey.
This took the total number of confirmed cases to 6,440 with 4,184 patients having recovered while 2,195 were still undergoing treatment.
Top: Heavy traffic out of Bangkok. Thai headline says, “Can travel during New Year.” Photo: Amarin TV