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37 Thai provinces now imposing restrictions for travel from Bangkok and some surrounding provinces

Tim Newton

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37 Thai provinces, out of 77, have now imposed a 14 day quarantine on travellers from Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathum and Samut Prakan – basically Bangkok and surrounding provinces. These provinces are now considered Red Zones under maximum control . Expect more provinces to follow with restrictions for people from these provinces around Bangkok, and the Capital itself.

Songkran, officially, is tomorrow, April 13. But the annual exodus started on Saturday.

37 Thai provinces now imposing restrictions for travel from Bangkok and some surrounding provinces | News by ThaigerThe provincial restrictions, in some cases, will accept a negative Covid test as an alternative. But you expect some delays whilst travelling between provinces over the next week of Songkran celebrations. The annual migration to home provinces by Thais is the biggest movement of people in the country each year, the exact opposite to what you would want during a potential outbreak of new infections.

Here’s the full breakdown of new local Covid-19 infections for Monday, April 12 from the NBT…

37 Thai provinces now imposing restrictions for travel from Bangkok and some surrounding provinces | News by Thaiger

Out of the 980 local infections in today’s announcement, most were in the northern city of Chiang Mai (246), followed by Bangkok (137), Chonburi (92), Samut Prakan (83) and Prachuap Khiri Khan (52).

10 new Covid infections announced in Phuket today. Total 74 since last Monday when the first case was announced involving the 3 big parties on the previous weekend. These are not included in the government’s official tally as announced this morning.

Although several schools and universities on the island have taken their own independent precautions, the provincial government has been silent about any new restrictions or changes to the status quo. Flights for Songkran, and road traffic, continue to pour into the island for Songkran.

5,265 people still in care or under observation in Thailand, there has been a total of 97 deaths in January 2020. 28, 248 people have fully recovered.

 

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    Sheepwolf

    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    With 1000 new infections and all these restrictions, we should expect at least 30 people to die in the next 2 weeks for virus with a supposed cfr of 3%.

    Wake me up when it happens.

    I’m guessing less than 3 people die.

    Oh no our hospitals are full(with 90% asymptomatic patients) that don’t need medical care.

    We need to close everything now so the hospitals don’t fill up.

    Create a problem that only a strong govt based solution can be allowed to be implemented… even if it is the wrong solution. The headlines are all that’s needed to scare the sheep.

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    Jack

    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    There are 7 provinces missing from your table above, could you please provide the full list, you seem to have cut off the ones at the bottom of your graphic.

    • Thaiger

      Thaiger

      Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:25 pm

      Fixed. Sorry for the mistake.

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    Clifred

    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Hello there,

    What are the names of the 37 provinces that have imposed the 14day quarantine for travellers from Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathum and Samut Prakan?

    • Thaiger

      Thaiger

      Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      There’s an enormous graphic posted in the middle of the article with all the names.

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    bill revers

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 9:39 am

    stay classy Phuket!

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    Dave Serious

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:46 am

    How – aerm – creative and humble not considering the Phuket Partygoers into the official count… One may only wonder why and if the organizers will ever be made responsible or even prosecuted?

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    Amiiet

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Hi,

    I’m finishing my 11 day quarantine in BKK this Friday and will be travelling to Chiang Mai on the same day. Will I still be required to quarantine in Chiang Mai?

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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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