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Yala enters lockdown today

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Yala, a southern Thai province just north of the Malaysian border, is entering a lockdown from today until at least July 7. The lockdown is hoped to control the latest surge of new Covid cases. Yala’s Provincial Governor, Chaisit Panitpon, has imposed measuress to ensure people can’t get in or out of the Yala province.

“If everyone follows the measures, I believe the number of Covid-19 patients will continually decrease.”

Dr Songkran Maichoom, Yala’s Medical Chief officer, says the number of Covid-19 infections has jumped to over 500 cases.

“Further, for every 100 patients 1 will die. 5 patients have died. If we do nothing, the number of patients may rise to 600, with more deaths.”

As of today, Thailand has now recorded over 200,000 cases of Covid.

Earlier today, a government’s spokesperson reassured the public that the vaccine rollout is going “according to plan“. But reports from the Health ministry, BMA, many hospitals and even the CCSA, suggest that there is currently a critical lack of vaccines around Thailand.

Pattaya business owners expressed their lack of confidence in tourists coming soon. However, the elderly can now register for vaccines in Bangkok, while supplies last.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

 

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