Thailand News Today | Sunday update – all the latest news, ANZAC Day | April 25

Today there are another 2,438 new Covid-19 infections in Thailand. Meanwhile the BMA have announced the closure of 31 additional business types in Bangkok as of midnight tonight.

The number is a sight drop on yesterday’s total of 2,839 new infections. But Sunday’s totals are often lower due to the reporting from provinces.

Today’s numbers show that Thailand’s Covid experience is far from being a ‘foreign’ problem… only 3,271 Covid infections, out of the total of over 55,000, have come from overseas. The rest are all local transmissions.

24,207 people in state care
• 19,274 in public hospitals
• 4,933 in field hospitals
507 people in a serious condition
138 on ventilators

Meanwhile, provincial governors are being given the powers to impose tougher measures, including targeted curfews under new guidelines to be issued by the PM Prayut Chan-o-cha.

From midnight tonight a lot more services, public spaces and businesses around Bangkok will be closed. Additionally events will be limited to just 20 people, down from the former limitation of 50 people. Face mask-wearing will be enforced with a fine of 20,000 baht, a situation that is now in force in 42 other provinces around the country.

But there is no curfew, although shopping centres must now close at 8pm, supermarkets at 9pm and convenience stores will have to close at 10pm until 4am.

Here is a list of the businesses, public spaces and service that will have to close from midnight tonight…

• Cinemas
• Water parks, amusement theme parks, inside and outside shopping malls
• Zoos
• Rollerblading and skateboard parks
• Snooker and billiards parlours
• Bowling alleys and video game shops
• Internet cafes
• Public swimming pools
• Exercise facilities and fitness centres
• Exhibition venue, Exhibition and Convention centres
• Museums
• Public libraries
• Plant nurseries
• Aged care facilities
• Boxing stadiums and boxing schools
• Martial arts studios
• Tattoo parlours
• Dance studios
• Horse racing
• Amulet shops
• Weight control clinics
• Health establishments, Thai massage and foot massage
• All kinds of sporting grounds
• Entertainment venues
• Service venues, meeting rooms, banquet rooms and other venues
• The opening of shopping centres from 11am – 8pm
• Beauty salons, hairdressers – may open but customers have to wait outside
• All types of sports competition fields
• Public parks and exercise locations
• Convenience stores open from 5am – 10pm

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