THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee this afternoon (August 1) extended the lockdown in the dark red zone for two more weeks from August 3 till August 18, 2021 with the 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew remaining in place, Amarin TV said.
CCSA assistant spokeswoman Dr Apisamai Srirangsan said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over a video conference of this panel where it was decided to extend the lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic.
The meeting expanded the dark red maximum and strict control zone from 13 to 29 provinces as follows: Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chonburi, Chachoengsao, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Ratchasima, Narathiwat, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachin Buri, Pattani, Ayutthaya, Phetchaburi, Phetchabun, Yala, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lopburi, Songkhla, Singburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Lopburi, Suphan Buri and Ang Thong.
Important measures enforced in the 29 dark red provinces are as follows:
– Do not leave your residence during curfew from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.;
– Interprovincial transport services halted;
– Checkpoints set up between provinces;
– Gathering of more than five people banned;
– Dine-in at restaurants is banned but takeaways are allowed. While they may stay open till 8 p.m. they are not allowed to serve alcohol;
– Shopping centres and department stores may reopen food/ beverage outlets for delivery only . Supermarkets and pharmacies may stay open till 8 p.m.
– Beauty salons, massage parlours, beauty centres, schools, tutoring institutes, sports venues or sporting events are still not allowed to be opened or be held.
Where work from home is concerned, both public and private sectors are urged to maintain it at 100 percent as currently done.
Top: Dr Apisamai announcing the extension of the lockdown. Thai headline says, “Summary of round two lockdown.” Photo: Amarin Tv
Home Page: A rare image of an almost empty road in Bangkok during the current lockdown. Photo: NNT