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More restrictions announced for Nonthaburi, Surat Thani and Ayutthaya

Tim Newton



• Nonthaburi, directly to Bangkok’s north and west along the Chao Phraya River, has now had additional restrictions added to the provincial measures imposed over the weekend. The new measures are effective from today and will apply until further notice.

Amulet trading venues and all public swimming pools, including including the community areas in housing estates and condo, must remain closed.

The Nonthaburi communicable disease committee, chaired by the governor, has also imposed limits on people visiting fitness clubs, banned group sauna areas, group exercises or group activities.

• In Surat Thani the governor has issued a specific warning to anyone who doesn’t wear a cloth or medical face mask while outdoors, will face prosecution and maximum fine of 20,000 baht. This will also apply to Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao.

“The new measure is necessary because many people in the province are not wearing face masks when they are outside their homes and are, therefore, increasing the risk of the spread of the virus.”

• In Ayutthaya, the local communicable disease committee has extended the closure of the province’s central farmers market. The extension goes into effect today for another 7 days.

The market was closed on Saturday after at least 17 people at shrimp restaurant tested positive for Covid-19, including the owners and their employees.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World


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  1. Avatar

    Wake me up

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    So many people testing positive yet so few are dying… why are done people so panicked over this? Its just a flu or cold for most people and it only kills the old and weak, like the flu

  2. Avatar

    Dum fuq

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    There is no evidence that non n95 masks stop transmission of viruses. Yet they are fining people who don’t wear a mask. This is not a real pandemic – 99% recovery rate for most age groups. More people die in car accidents in their country.

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    James R

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Wake me up should be changed to shut me up.

    It has now been reported in Indian for instance a very large percentage of the virus after mutation is killing more younger people than before, if the situation in Thailand is not taken more seriously that mutation of the virus might be coming to an area near you very soon.

    Yet another insane comment re “its just a flu or cold……..”

    The world is full of stupid people it seems.

    Mr Shut-me-up, you could be given all the various mutations of the Covid virus at once and if you survive you will be paid $1,000,000 that way you could prove to the rest of us it is just another flu and the world could save billions of dollars.

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    James R

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Something not related to this article but to the picture at the top showing the food stalls.

    Looking at the picture it looks so unhygienic, the food is left out in the open for hours in the heat, the dishes are washed at the side of the road.

    But once there on extended stays I get used to the scene and it seems normal to me after a few weeks, it is not until I get back here in the UK where I know the council health officer would have a field day in the scene above, but that will not put me off going and eating at those places once back in Thailand.

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    Wake me up

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    @james r

    Got a source for the massive increase in death rates, or just attention grabbing head lines?

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    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    @Wake me up – not true .it has some sideeffects – pain and lunge problems – months after its gone that is the påroblem ” kills only the old and the weak” ? wait til u get old. .
    and dont forget the fat . . usually their own problem

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

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