Government bans gatherings that “risk” Covid-19 transmission


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.

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SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Caitlin Ashworth

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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