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Disease control restrictions are tightening nationwide. Bangkok and 5 other provinces with a high number of Covid-19 infections are now classified as “dark red” zones under the highest control to combat the spread of the coronavirus, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Under the new zoning measures, the dark red provinces include Bangkok, Chon Buri, Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, and Samut Prakan. Those provinces have reported more than 100 Covid-19 cases per day. Regulations in those areas include:

  • Events or gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited.
  • Dine-in services at restaurants and cafes are prohibited, but takeaway services until 9pm are allowed.
  • Stadiums, gyms, fitness centres are closed except for sports facilities that are in open areas. Those facilities must close by 9pm.
  • Shopping centres can stay open until 9pm. Arcades and entertainment activities must close until the Covid-19 situation improves.

45 provinces are classified as “red” zones,” or maximum control areas. Regulations in those areas include:

  • Events and gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited.
  • Restaurants can offer dine-in services until 9pm and takeaway services are allowed until 11pm. Alcohol sales are prohibited.
  • Shopping malls can stay open until 11pm.

26 provinces are classified as “orange” zone, or controlled areas. Regulations in those areas include:

  • Restaurants can offer dine-in services until 11pm. Alcohol sales are prohibited.
  • Shopping malls can stay open until 11pm.

Alcohol is not allowed to be sold at restaurants nationwide. There is now a nationwide order requiring face masks to be worn in public places. Most provinces have already set local orders requiring masks to be worn.

The new zoning goes into effect at midnight Saturday.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. 14cycles

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Cases… how many pcr cts are being used to determine a positive?

  2. James

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Lockdowns don’t work once you have more than a handful of cases. Look at the West. Close bars and restaurants, where there may be some regulations, and people go to private homes where they spread Covid quickly. Close parks, beaches and other public places and it just means fewer and more crowded places where people do go.

  3. David Mann

    Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:54 am

    You could forgive the authorities for imposing such misguided restrictions if it were April 2020. A year ago, all countries were running around trying to find the right thing to do. A year on, and with much more “real word” data available, there is little excuse for such misguided action. Closing bars and indoor entertainment areas is sensible. Closing parks and beaches makes no sense whatsoever. As usual, the right way is out there but the Thais either won’t ask or don’t trust. It’s like watching a slow train wreck. So sad.

  4. Mungus

    Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Someone needs a new box of crayons? “I’ve changed my hairstyle so many times now…I don’t know what I look like.”

  5. John

    Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Of course. The big corporations in the shopping malls will not get affected. Only the little guy

  6. J. Johnston

    Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Read your history! Every epidemic and pandemic in history spred through travel. Close All the borders and shut down tourists from abroad. There would be no pandemic had all nations not have repatriated their people out of China in the beginning. It’s not rocket science, the history speaks for itself.

  7. Paul

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    When is the government going to start a vaccination program and stop talking about all these lockdowns and wearing mask in public that should be the priority.

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