There were 1,917 traffic accidents, 1,869 injured people and 278 dead victims during the seven-day road safety campaign.
The Department of Health expected the country to log 50,000 to 100,000 new COVID-19 cases daily following the Songkran festival and urged people to seriously protect themselves from the disease.
The Ministry of Public Health encouraged people to use 2U measures to protect themselves from COVID-19 during the Songkran festival and also shortened the quarantine of high-risk people.
The Royal Gazette published rules to control COVID-19 during the Songkran festival including a ban on water fights as well as eased disease control measures which were set to take effect on April 1.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will ban alcohol consumption at Songkran festive venues and require prior permission for crowded activities during the Thai New Year festival.
Business operators on Khao San Road sought government permission for water fights during the Songkran festival.
The operations committee of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration will tomorrow ask the center to reduce orange zones and increase yellow zones to facilitate business resumption and change regulations on cross-border trips with Laos.
The Iranian Embassy to Thailand in cooperation with Thailand’s Ministry of Culture will organize the Nowruz-Songkran Event this weekend to promote the cultural exchange and celebrate 400 years of Iran- Thailand relations on the verge of the Iranian New Year.
The Transport Ministry planned to open a 30-kilometer-long section of the Bang Pa-in-Nakhon Ratchasima motorway to facilitate traffic during the Songkran festival.
Operators on Khaosan Road planned cultural activities for the Songkran festival mid next month and a tunnel of sprayed disinfectant will be among highlights there.
There were 248 new COVID-19 cases in the country over the past 24 hours including 167 in Bangkok, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-cha signaled further easing Covid-19 restriction to allow people to celebrate the Thai New Year festival in April.