BANGKOK, Aug 2 (TNA)- The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration extended its lockdown measures for 14 more days and expanded areas under the measures to 29 provinces.
Dr Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokeswoman for the CCSA, said the imposition of the lockdown measures were extended from Aug 3 to 18 and the number of provinces subject to the measures increased from 13 to 29 provinces. The center allowed eateries at department stores to sell foods via delivery services.
Thirteen provinces earlier under the lockdown measures were Bangkok, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom, Narathiwat, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Pattani, Ayutthaya, Yala, Songkhla, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon.
The maximum and strict disease control measures expanded to 16 more provinces namely Kanchanaburi, Tak, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachin Buri, Phetchaburi, Phetchabun, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lop Buri, Sing Buri, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, Suphan Buri and Ang Thong.
In the zones of maximum and strict disease control, people were asked not to leave home unless it is necessary. A night curfew was imposed from 9pm to 4am. Inter-provincial transport was suspended. Gatherings of more than five people were banned. Eateries can open until 8pm. People were prohibited from dining in and can only buy takeouts.
At shopping malls, eateries and beverage shops can open and sell products only via delivery services. Stores of drugs and medical supplies and supermarkets were allowed to operate until 8pm. Beauty salons, beauty clinics, health massage parlors, banks and shops of mobile phones and communication devices must be closed. (TNA)