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Government bans gatherings that “risk” Covid-19 transmission

Caitlin Ashworth




Some may need to count down the year at home. The Thai government has banned gatherings in provinces with high numbers of Covid-19 cases. The gatherings banned are only those that pose “risk of disease transmission” in provinces classified as “red: maximum control zone” and “orange: control zone.”

In Bangkok, New Year countdown events need to be approved by the Public Health Ministry. Venues must follow “new normal” policies and close by midnight. That means no dancing together and people must practice social distancing.

Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesperson says household gatherings and government meetings in “red” and “orange” zones are still allowed.

Gatherings in “yellow: close surveillance zones” and “green: surveillance zones” can be held if there is prior approval from provincial governors. Household gatherings and government activities are also accepted.

Red (high risk for Covid-19): Samut Sakhon, Rayong, Bangkok, Chon Buri’s Banglamung district which includes Pattaya

Orange (medium risk for Covid-19): Nonthaburi, Samut Songkram, Ratchaburi and Nakhon Pathom, Phetchaburi, Chachoengsao, Samut Prakan

Yellow (low risk for Covid-19): Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Pathum Thani, Uttaradit, Kamphaeng Phet, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phuket, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachinburi, Krabi, Khon Kaen, Chainat, Udon Thani, Phichit, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Sawan, Ang Thong, Tak, Nakhon Nayok, Songkhla, Satun, Chiang Mai, Phetachabun, Sukhothai, Lop Buri, Loei, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Trang, Narathiwat, Chanthaburi, Amnat Charoen and Trat.

Provinces that have zero Covid-19 infections are classified as green.

Government bans gatherings that “risk” Covid-19 transmission | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Especially protests right?

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    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    On Tuesday, it recorded more than 3,700 new deaths linked to the virus, a chilling new high. The US also reported the most Covid-19 hospitalizations, with more than 124,600 patients nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

    Apparently, Thailand has been doing excellent job in the containment of Covid. Great thanks for all officials and any one involved.

    Obviously, Thailand appreciates humanity, with it, comes true democracy.

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      preesy chepuce

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      What are you whittering on about?!

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      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10:47 pm

      For every CV death, the US gains 12 people.

      What’s really disturbing is that the population growth rate in the US is actually below the global average.

      In other words, CV won’t even put a dent in the global population explosion, and we’ll continue a headlong rush into a rat-slum world by mid-century.

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    Roy Bowey

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Any highly militarised country can do the same by trampling over human rights by ordering bans, states of emergency and lockdowns, which would not be possible in Europe countries.
    Gosport you’re off the track if you think „true democracy“ will ever come to Thailand. As for „appreciating humanity“ all the military and elite is interested in is losing their golden egg-laying goose.
    Get real!

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      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      The gone goose number is much much higher in so self claimed democratic nations. Maybe, appreciating humanity is not a part of their tradition.

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        preesy chepuce

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:14 pm

        How is goose-stepping all over liberty and wrecking livelihoods and businesses, tearing loved ones apart for the sake a bug that on average kills less than 0.1% of the population count as “appreciating humanity”?! It’s the complete opposite. There’s no data to support your claim.

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Well Thais can either hide in a cave, or go to work, to support their families and take the tiny risk that they will catch this infection and die.
    They are more likely to die from going to work on a motorcycle.

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    Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3:21 am

    Gosport you are an idiot you are brainwashed your government lies to you daily yet you believe you fool covid never left Thailand it’s just now they have to admit it if I was you batton up the hatches in your wood house and hibernate lol until the west comes to rescue you again as we always do lol as ba baracuss would say FOOL

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      Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 5:45 am

      Apparently, history is not your strong point, since when west rescued any single country. If you equalize colonization to rescue, obviously, you liken Covid to big flu.

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    Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Does this include this inept government as then they cant come up with anymore absurd and ridiculous ideas

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    Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 6:07 am

    I advise you his post and all farang to watch movie no escape I remind you your only as goid as your visa take care live you long time lol x

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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