BANGKOK, July 9 (TNA) – The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced harsher Covid-19 restrictions in Greater Bangkok and four southern border provinces, classified as dark red zones to contain the spread of Covid-19 after the increases in daily new cases and fatalities.
The maximum and strict controlled areas (dark red zone) comprises ten provinces – Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani. Samut Sakhon, Yala, Pattani, Songkhlaand Narathiwat.
The new restrictions are a curfew, travel curbs and mall closure of shopping centers.
A curfew will be imposed in these ten provinces from 9 pm -4 am, effective on July 12, according to the CCSA. People can leave home only for essential reasons.
Authorities will impose stricter regulations and set up check points to minimize people movement from the dark red zone provinces, starting tomorrow (July 10).
Starting from July 12, in Greater Bangkok, restaurants, markets, and convenience stores must be closed from 8 pm – 4 am and public parks must be closed at 8 pm. Public transportation will be closed from 9 pm – 4 am. Spas, beauty centers, massage parlors and shopping centres were ordered to close.
Supermarkets, take-out restaurants, banks and financial institutions, pharmacies, mobile phone repair and retail stores and vaccination centers inside the shopping centers will be allowed to open until 8 pm.
Gatherings will be limited to five people with some exceptions for religious ceremonies such as funerals. (TNA)