Curfew Imposed In Thailand’s Pandemic-Hit Province Near Bangkok

BANGKOK, Dec 20 (NNN-TNA) – A curfew has been declared throughout Thailand’s pandemic-hit Samut Sakhon province, near Bangkok, starting yesterday, in the face of a spread of COVID-19, which has infected 548 people, so far.

Provincial governor, Verasak Vichitsangsri, announced the lockdown measures, including the curfew, between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. from yesterday until Jan 3.

Schools, stadiums and boxing arenas have been ordered temporarily closed, while convenience stores will be closed during the curfew period.

Restaurants are allowed to offer only take-out and delivery food, with no indoor dining allowed.

A travel ban has been imposed to keep residents of Samut Sakhon from leaving the province, during the lockdown, while no migrant workers or other foreigners are allowed to enter, which locates a large number of Myanmar migrant workers, mostly employed in the fishing industry.

The lockdown measures and curfew followed Saturday’s official confirmation of infection so far, with a total of 548 people, most of them being Myanmar migrants.– NNN-TNA

 

Source: NAM News Network