People urged to postpone interprovincial travel till Jan. 31

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced at noon today (Jan. 31) that everyone in this country must cooperate by refraining or postponing interprovincial travel till the end of this month with the strictest control still imposed on five dark red provinces, Thai Rath newspaper reported.

Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, said while announcing the daily Covid-19 figures that the small panel of this agency held a meeting this morning and ruled out facilitating issuing travel permits because the aim is to halt unnecessary travel.

Those who must travel from the five dark red provinces, Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat, have to check their temperature, observe their symptoms, have MorChana app in their mobile phones as well as  get a certificate stating the necessity of entering or leaving their province.

Those in the remaining 72 provinces have to follow the same steps but do not have to get a certificate except for entering the five dark red provinces.

The certificate can be obtained from the offices of provincial governor and the district chief, village headmen, local government organisations and all police stations.

Government officials can ask for this certificate from the head of their agency.

Officials who have to travel across provinces on a regular basis should get a certificate from their chief verifying this and the timeframe required.

Those in other provinces who have to travel to the five dark red provinces have to get a certificate from their home town for entry and exit. Forms can be downloaded from

CCSA earlier announced that there were 212 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours to this morning (Jan. 9) with this adding up 10,053 cases with 5,546 patients having recovered, 4,440 still undergoing treatment while the death toll remains stationary at 67, reported

Of the 212 cases, 187 were domestic infections, six found through proactive testing in communities while 14 overseas travellers arrived with all placed in state quarantine.

Of the overseas arrivals four came from Germany, three each from Turkey and United Arab Emirates, two from the US and one each from the UK and Uganda.

Meanwhile five Myanmar nationals also crossed over to Thailand.


Top: An official checking a pickup truck driver’s temperature. Photo: Thai Rath


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