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There does seem to be a surge in cases starting to happen. So far only the Samut Sakhon province (just west of Bangkok) is under curfew and locked down - nobody allowed in or out - but if the disease moves out of that province more lockdowns are likely.

Unfortunately, this does not bode well for Thailand unlocking the borders any time soon. We'll have to wait and see if even further restrictions are imposed.

I am guessing in some areas New Year celebrations will either be restricted or cancelled. So far, the only such announcement I have seen is Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat). For details, see: https://tpnnational.com/2020/12/19/new- ... ronavirus/
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Samut Sakhon locked down as new cases top 500

Covid surge detected through testing of migrant workers but most are asymptomatic

19 Dec 2020

Samut Sakhon has been put under lockdown with a curfew from 10pm to 5am in effect until Jan 3 following a surge of more than 500 Covid-19 cases on Saturday.

People’s movements out of the province are also banned.

Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said the 12 local infections initially reported earlier in the day had surged to 548 following the testing of 1,192 people in the province. Most of them are migrant workers from Myanmar.

“The rate of infection is 43% from tested people and 90% of them are asymptomatic,” he said during a televised briefing at 9pm Saturday.

“While there is a likelihood of finding more infections in crowded foreign communities around the shrimp market, they are low-risk groups because they are working age and healthy.”

The Ministry of Public Health, he said, had the capacity to handle the patients since the area was limited.

Dr Opas urged people in Samut Sakhon to refrain from going to other provinces.

Anyone who has visited the shrimp market since Dec 1 is also being advised to self-isolate for 14 days.

“If they develop a fever, cough, sore throat or lose their sense of smell or taste, they should seek medical help immediately,” he said.

The seafood processing hub just west of Bangkok had been free of coronavirus cases for 250 days until this week.

Samut Sakhon governor Weerasak Wijitsaengsri said the latest increase in infections was beyond expectations.

The Covid-19 alert level would remain elevated until Jan 3, with the Talad Klang Kung or Central Shrimp Market and Sri Muang dormitory designated as off-limits areas so that disease control operations can be carried out, he said.

Other locations in the province that will be closed temporarily include all kinds of entertainment venues, sports stadiums, boxing stadiums, schools and other educational institutions, tutorial schools, shopping malls, cinemas and spas.

Restaurants and other food venues will be allowed to sell takeaway only, while convenience stores will be closed between 10pm and 5am, the order said.

However, the local election would go ahead on Sunday as planned, along with other provincial council polls nationwide.

The spike in the province was the biggest one-day total by far in Thailand since the pandemic began. As of Saturday morning, the country had reported a cumulative total of 4,331 cases, ranked 152nd in the world.

The first of the new Samut Sakhon infections was detected earlier this week in a 67-year-old Thai woman who owns a shrimp wholesale business at the market. She had not travelled out of the country. Eight other infections have been linked to her, including three family members and five market workers, both Thai and Myanmar nationals.

The seafood industry in Samut Sakhon employs thousands of migrant workers from Myanmar. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul suggested on Friday that the infection could have originated in the local migrant community, given that Myanmar has seen a surge in Covid cases since September.

As of Friday, the neighbouring country had reported 114,000 infections and 2,400 deaths.

Moe Kyaw Thu from the Raks Thai Foundation, which is coordinating testing, said it aimed to screen 4,000 people over the weekend in Mahachai, the location of the giant seafood market.

“The population in Mahachai is roughly 70% Thai and 30% migrant workers, which means the source of the virus spreading could come from migrant workers, particularly Myanmese workers,” he said.

Just hours before the jump of 500-plus cases was reported, the spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) had said a lockdown was not needed yet but but steps would have to be taken if cases keep rising.

“If the number of cases won’t come down [on Sunday] or the day after and become a cluster with unfound origins, we will choose measures from light to strong to handle it,” said Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... es-top-500
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516 new cases of Covid-19 announced by Thai Ministry of Public Health in Samut Sakhon, mostly foreign migrant workers, area to enter restrictions

By Adam Judd

19 December 2020

The Thai Ministry of Public Health announced this evening at an emergency press conference 516 new cases of Covid-19, primarily foreign migrant workers from Myanmar.

This brings the total to 548 since the first patient, a 67-year-old Thai woman, was identified earlier this week who is a shrimp farmer at a local market and works closely with the migrant community. Samut Sakhon has thousands of foreign migrant workers from Myanmar. Myanmar is currently having a major outbreak of Covid-19 which, according to the Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul may have come from an illegal migrant who snuck into Thailand.

Nearly all of those detected with the disease are asymptomatic (about 90 percent) or have very mild symptoms according to the Ministry of Public Health. Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vichitsaengsri told the press tonight the province will enact multiple restrictions to handle the situation.

Samut Sakhon is being placed under a series of restrictions which include domestic travel restrictions with some areas completely restricted. A full list will be released soon according to the Governor. Nearly all non essential business is being closed in the area including malls, bars, salons, entertainment venues etc. The markets involved are also being closed. The Shrimp Central Market and Sri Mueang Apartments are being placed under a hard lockdown along with an accompanying migrant camp and community.

Restaurants in the affected area Samut Sakhon will be restricted to takeout only, added the Health Department. All sports and events and other gatherings are to be cancelled. Some schools are closed. The restrictions will run until after the New Year through January 3rd.

Scheduled local elections tomorrow in Samut Sakhon will take place, according to the Public Health Ministry but under strict social distancing rules and other protective measures.

The area is under a requested stay home period of 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM at night, although it is not hard enforced. Residents are being requested (but not hard ordered) not to leave the province although certain areas will have hard domestic travel restrictions according to the Governor.

Foreigners are not allowed to enter or exit Samut Sakhon according to the Governor. Thais may do so but must register and go through a proper process. They may only travel if it is deemed necessary.

https://tpnnational.com/2020/12/19/516- ... trictions/
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12 domestic Covid-19 patients among 34 new cases

Dec 19, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Saturday 34 new cases in the past 24 hours, including 12 domestic ones and 22 in quarantine facilities.

The 12 new cases were related to a 67-year-old woman in Samut Sakhon province, who tested positive for Covid-19 on December 18 after showing symptoms on December 13. The woman ran a seafood shop in a prawn market.

Of the new cases, three of them were family members of the woman, one was her employee and one was his wife. Other patients were those who had worked at or visited the market earlier or were those who lived in the nearby area.

The 12 patients included six Thai women aged 20, 24, 49, 57, 73 and 95; three Thai men aged 23, 41 and 42; and three Myanmar nationals -- a woman, 43, and two men aged 32 and 40.

The CCSA added that the information on them was not clear this time, since the cases were new, and officials needed time to investigate them.

On Friday evening, Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul visited the prawn market. He added that His Majesty the King had granted three biosafety vehicles to test local residents around the market, while the ministry had provided 2,500 viral transport medium tubes, 2,500 nasopharyngeal swabs, Rapid Ab test kits, 100 personal protective equipment suits, 200 waterproof gowns, 500 surgical masks, 100 face shields as well as other equipment to officers carrying out the testing.

The 22 cases in quarantine facilities comprised nine Thais and 13 foreigners. Of the Thai returnees, five were females aged 48, 35, 16, 45 and 15, from Kenya, Bahrain, the UK, Netherlands and Saudi Arabia. Four male returnees aged 42,53, 31 and 7 returned from Germany, the UAE, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia, respectively.

The foreigners consisted of a German, 36, two Americans aged 22 and 50, two Britons aged 38 and 57, a Russian, 37, two Bangladeshis, aged 58 and 59, an Indian, 44, and an Italian, 64, from their respective countries. The others were a US national, 36, from the UK, an Argentinian, 44, and a Canadian, 39, from Namibia.

The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand since the outbreak increased to 4,331 (1,324 in state quarantine), 247 are in hospital, 4,024 have recovered and been discharged and 60 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Saturday, the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak increased to 76 million (up 716,606), 53.27 million have recovered, 22.73 million are active cases (106,854 in severe condition) and 1.68 million have died (up 12,341).

Thailand ranks 152nd for most cases in the world, while the US has the most with 17.88 million, followed by India 10 million, Brazil 7.16 million, Russia 2.79 million and France 2.44 million.

https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30399867

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“The population in Mahachai is roughly 70% Thai and 30% migrant workers, which means the source of the virus spreading could come from migrant workers, particularly Myanmese workers,” he said.
I presume he's implying Myanmese workers are illegally crossing the border, since that's the only way they would introduce covid. In which case they ought to be deploying the army to police the border area and conduct ID card checks in areas where they are suspected to be working.

As for legitimate arrivals, the covid tests were typically conducted on days 5 and 12 of quarantine.
Within the last few days, they switched to 3 tests, at something like day 0, day 9 and day ??.

This is clearly to provide data which will allow them to decide if quarantine can be shortened to 10 days. They can't do that at present, since there are a small number of failures on the day 12 tests. If the day 9 test captures all the cases, they can safely shorten quarantine to 10 days.

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they ought to be deploying the army to police the border area and conduct ID card checks in areas where they are suspected to be working.
Perhaps they should have and perhaps now they will, but considering the number of cases that got into Thailand, unless they are totally contained it's too late. If the disease gets out of the lockdown area and starts spreading, that will be a big problem and Thailand might be right back to square one.

If Thailand is forced to impose lockdowns and curfews again, which could again last for months, that will not only be a disease concern, but a financial disaster for much more than the already devastated tourism industry. I hope we don't have to see massive unemployment and food lines yet again, but that is certainly a possibility.

Regarding the tourism industry, I'm wondering how much damage has already been done by this news. Even if the lockdown area successfully contains the virus, I believe a high percentage of people eligible to be planning a trip to Thailand are going to be cancelling their plans. And domestically, I also believe a large number of people who were planning to travel for New Year festivities are going to cancel their plans, if the powers-that-be don't cancel the plans for them.

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It's spreading.

If it already has spread to Bangkok, I believe the odds are it won't be long until it spreads further, especially since so far no additional lockdowns, curfews, or travel restrictions have been imposed. And if none are imposed and domestic holiday travel is about to begin, it doesn't take much imagination to have an idea about what is likely to happen.

I suggest those of us in Thailand double-up on precautions. Wear the face masks. Wash the hands. Use the disinfectant lotions. Adhere to social distancing. Stay away from crowds, especially in tourist areas.
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10,000 to be tested after Samut Sakhon outbreak spreads to Bangkok

20 Dec, 2020

Thailand confirmed 576 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, including 516 migrant worker cases linked to the outbreak in Samut Sakhon announced the day before, the government said, before additional cases were found in Nakhon Pathom.

The new cases include 19 locally transmitted cases in Bangkok and in the neighbouring province of Samut Sakhon, now locked down, where the 516 inflections were also found.

All of them were linked to a shrimp market in Samut Sakhon, according to a statement from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

There were also 41 imported cases.

Tests conducted in Samut Sakhon since Thursday have found 516 people infected with the novel coronavirus, most of them Myanmar migrant workers. Test results on another 1,453 people are due shortly.

The first case in Samut Sakhon, a vendor at the Central Shrimp Market, was found on Dec 13. Since then, the virus has spread beyond the province, including to Bangkok.

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said one case in the capital was a 78-year-old woman who lives in the Prachachuen area of Bang Sue district. She drove to the market to buy shrimp to sell at her stall every day from Dec 1-11. On Dec 12 she fell ill, and tested positive on Friday.

Additional Covid-19 cases – not included in Sunday's update – have been found in Nakhon Pathom, where the provincial public health office said two migrant workers had been infected with the virus. Both cases were related to neighbouring Samut Sakhon, it said.

By Wednesday the authorities aim to conduct 10,300 tests in Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and the adjacent province of Samut Songkhram, Dr Taweesilp told a news conference.

"Active case findings will continue in several provinces, actually across the country," he said.

Most of the migrant workers in Samut Sakhon are from Myanmar, which has suffered a far worse outbreak than Thailand, where health authorities credit early action with limiting the spread of the virus.

Other Southeast Asian countries, including Singapore and Malaysia, have also reported thousands of cases among migrant workers.

The surge in cases in Thailand comes just as the government seeks to revive a tourist industry devastated by the pandemic. On Thursday, it eased restrictions to allow more foreign tourists to return.

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One look at the Google satellite photos shows that part of what looks like Bangkok urban sprawl is over the border in Samut Sakhon province. So it's no surprise at all that if there are several hundred cases in Samut Sakhon, some spread to Bangkok.

I'm not at all amused here. Thailand subjects incoming tourists to quarantine and testing, which seems effective at preventing spread from that route.
Yet porous borders with Myanmar seem to be leading to cases in Mae Sot, Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
The government needs to get a grip on that and fast.

Have troops patrolling the borders.
Announce minimum jail sentences for people traffickers and anyone employing or renting accommodation to illegal entrants from Myanmar.

I know they have some checks on public transport, since whilst loads of boats cross the river in places like Mae Sot, therefore bypassing customs, they stop and check buses leaving the town. Any people from Myanmar with paperwork irregularities just get removed from the bus. In the era of covid, that's simply not enough.

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Based on various news articles I have read, so far the numbers of cases has been increasing, but no deaths. The number of Covid deaths in Thailand remains at 60.

Thailand is trying to contain the virus, but at the time of this post it is too soon to know if the effort is succeeding.

No domestic or international travel rules have changed.

New Year celebrations are now cancelled in Bang Saen (a popular beach resort city located between Pattaya and Bangkok).

I have not seen or heard any news yet about whether Pattaya will be changing any New Year plans.
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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration asks for New Year’s countdown events to be cancelled, asks people to work from home for 14 days

By Adam Judd

20 December, 2020

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has asked (although not ordered per say) for cooperation with the public on several Covid19 prevention measures.

This follows a major Covid-19 cluster discovered in Samut Sakhon which appears to have been primarily centered at a fish market where the majority of workers are foreign Burmese migrant workers.

The BMA has asked for all New Year Countdown style events to be cancelled, however, did add that if one wanted to continue with an event they need to submit a disease action plan and get permission. It is not quite a total ban but close to it. It’s important to note this is only applicable for Bangkok and the Bangkok area, not other provinces. Pattaya is reportedly monitoring the situation carefully but has not decided to cancel their scheduled new year’s festival at this time.

Bars, restaurants, nightclubs and other entertainment venues may stay open but must adhere strictly to all Covid19 rules. The BMA has also stated that no dancing should be allowed and people should be seated and socially distanced.

Finally, the BMA has asked that people work from home if possible for the next fourteen days. Again, this is not a hard order but closer to a request.

This follows a continued investigation into the cases stemming from the Samut Sakhon market. The migrant dormitories primarily involved have been “hard locked” with barbed wire fences and checkpoints to prohibit anyone from leaving as authorities conduct Covid-19 testing and attempt to determine the original source of the virus.

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Regarding the tourism industry, I'm wondering how much damage has already been done by this news.
My friend works in a resort near Chanthaburi in the east of Thailand. The resort was full on the last long weekend. The manager told them today that most of the January bookings have already been cancelled after the recent outbreak near Bangkok.

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The virus is continuing to spread. Whether there will be additional lockdowns and curfews remains to be seen, but it doesn't take much imagination to predict what very well may happen. I hope it doesn't have to come to that, but I can't help the feeling that it's only a question of time before it does.

As Aussie pointed out in his post above, hotels are already receiving cancellations. That tells me this is very bad news for the tourism industry and many people are likely to yet again lose their jobs.

If any of you have been planning to jump through all the hoops necessary to travel to Thailand, I would suggest postponing any plans until we know what will happen.

If a lockdown appears imminent, I think many of the bar boys will return to their home provinces to avoid being stuck in Pattaya, Bangkok, or wherever, once again without a job and broke.

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Health ministry to prepare lockdown criteria

21 Dec, 2020

The Public Health Ministry has been assigned to draw up clear guidelines for locking down more provinces if the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesman, said on Monday the task was given to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-ocha during a meeting at Government House.

National Security Council secretary-general Nattaphon Narkphanit and other senior officials were also present.

Gen Prayut wanted criteria set in place in the event more than one province, or even all provinces, needed to be sealed off.

"That is not happening yet," the CCSA spokesman stressed.

The move reflected growing concern that the outbreak, which started at the Central Shrimp Market in tambon Mahachai of Samut Sakhon's Muang district, could spread through other provinces.

More than 800 new infections have been found in Samut Sakhon. All were linked to the wholesale shrimp market.

The virus has spread to visitors to the market from other provinces, including Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi and Suphan Buri as of Sunday.

There were also some cases which have not been linked to Samut Sakhon. They included a woman travelling from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya.

The communicable disease committees in all provinces, chaired by the governors, have been authorised to make the decision whether to shut down to contain the virus.

Dr Taweesilp said the prime minister wanted clear guidelines in place, setting out if and when more than one province needed to be sealed off.

"What the criteria should be," he said. "It should not be decided by one person", referring to the authority of the governor to make the decision as the committee chairman.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... n-criteria
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Bangkok announces 10 measures to control Covid-19 transmission

Dec 21, 2020


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced 10 measures to curb the transmission of Covid-19 and has launched a proactive hunt for migrant workers who may be infected. BMA has also closed three schools that are on the border of Samut Sakhon province.

The new measures ordered by Bangkok governor Asawin Kwanmuang are:

• All schools and preschools in areas close to Samut Sakhon, such as Bang Khunthien, Bang Bon and Nong Khaem districts will be closed for 14 days (December 21 to January 4) with classes being held online.

• Government officials or BMA personnel who commute from Samut Sakhon will need to isolate themselves and work from home.

• No gatherings are allowed for the New Year celebration. If events need to be held, organisers must submit a disease control plan to obtain permission from the BMA health department.

• Screening checkpoints have been set up on Petchkasem, Rama II, Borommaratchachonnani and Liap Khlong Phitthayalongkon roads to monitor migrant workers entering Bangkok.

• Parks can be used for exercise, but not gatherings.

• All migrant workers at construction sites will be screened for Covid-19.

• All 472 fresh markets in Bangkok will be checked for active Covid-19 cases, with a special focus on delivery personnel and middlemen dealing with seafood from Samut Sakhon province.

• Places of worship and religious locations in Bangkok have been asked to refrain from activities until the situation is resolved.

• Schools will help search for parents who are migrant workers to undergo tests for the virus.

• Entertainment establishments, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls as well as pubs and karaoke bars need to strictly screen clients, ensure masks are worn, tables kept apart, customers refrain from dancing and the areas are cleaned regularly according to the Public Health Ministry’s guidelines.

Everybody is required to wear a mask in public as well as track their movements using the Thai Chana application so it will be easier for health officers to detect and investigate cases in case an infection is detected in the area.

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Prayut warns of lockdown

Govt will act if Covid spreads out of control

22 Dec, 2020

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assigned the Public Health Ministry to prepare for a new Covid-19 lockdown in case the pandemic spirals out of control.

Gen Prayut said on Monday that public health officials were randomly testing migrant workers as far and wide as possible. "Everyone shares the responsibility for this mistake," he said.

He said everyone should cooperate with the government and health authorities in containing the spread of Covid-19 among migrant workers "or else a lockdown will become unavoidable".

The prime minister said he wanted to spend seven days to assess the Covid-19 situation to decide whether the New Year countdown should be held or not, as well as Children's Day.

He asked the public not to panic and hoped the situation would improve after seven days.

He added that the Public Health Ministry had assured him at its morning briefing that the situation was still under control.

Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), says the ministry will present its proposals at its next meeting with the premier.

However, Dr Taweesilp said it was still impossible to decide whether New Year celebrations should be called off as part of the effort to contain Covid-19.

Information compiled over the past two to three days about the outbreak in Samut Sakhon still wasn't sufficient to predict the situation during the upcoming holiday season, he said.

"It will probably take about seven days to tell, around Dec 28, so, it's very hard to say at this point if celebrations should still be on or not," he added.

The CCSA recorded 382 new infections on Monday, 360 of whom were migrant workers, as health authorities sped up screening migrant workers in Samut Sakhon potentially linked with the province's central shrimp market, a new virus hotspot.

Fourteen new local transmissions were also recorded on Monday -- one in Ayutthaya, two in Nakhon Pathom, three in Samut Prakan, five in Samut Sakhon, two in Bangkok and one in Tak, said Dr Taweesilp, and all 14 were linked with the shrimp market.

The number of infections linked to the Samut Sakhon outbreak was likely to keep rising, he warned, given the fact that most Myanmar workers lived together in the same apartments. The results of about 2,600 tests are still pending.

Health authorities now aim to test a further 10,300 migrant workers believed to be linked with the infected workers, he said.

The Public Health Ministry has now adopted measures which have proved so successful among migrant workers in Singapore. Apartments where they live are being turned into makeshift quarantine centres. This approach should contain the spread of the virus, said Dr Taweesilp.

In Uttaradit, governor Phon Damtham said on Monday that among the new infections was a 48-year-old vendor who visited Samut Sakhon on Dec 3, 10 and 17 to buy seafood.

The woman heard on Saturday of the outbreak from the owner of a seafood shop in Samut Sakhon whose daughter was infected.

She tested positive the next day after she began to develop a fever, said Mr Phon, and a second test on Monday confirmed she had Covid-19.

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The good news is despite the current outbreak, so far nationwide no deaths have been reported. In Pattaya, at the time of this post no cases have been reported.

I suppose if there is any kind of silver lining on the cloud, it would be the fact that holiday travel will be greatly curtailed, meaning fewer road accidents and deaths.
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Thai government considering to repeal Emergency Decree and implement tougher Communicable Disease Act after New Year

By Nop Meechukhun

22 December, 2020

The Thai government aims to repeal the Emergency Decree after the New Year and implement a new amendment from the Communicable Disease Control Act instead, said Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today.

The minister today, December 22nd, told the Thai press that a proposal of the implementation of the new Communicable Disease Act was mentioned at the Cabinet meeting today. It is an adapted amendment to create flexibility and meet the needs of Thai people, by increasing the authority of the Disease Control Committee in issuing various measures including approving budgets for local and state quarantines during the new outbreak.

The Emergency Decree extension was implemented for 45 days, from November 18th to January 15th, 2021. The Communicable Disease Act will be replaced if the New Year situation nationwide is stable, according to Anutin.

When being asked about the suspension of the New Year countdown festival nationwide, the Minister stressed that the government will need about 7 days to monitor and consider whether to allow New Year’s activities or not. Chonburi, which includes Pattaya, has already made the difficult decision to cancel their new years celebration, despite no cases of Covid-19 in the province for many months.

https://tpnnational.com/2020/12/22/thai ... -new-year/

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