Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday urged people to stay at home over the New Year holidays in light of the recent Covid-19 upsurge. With the number of new cases continuing to rise in several provinces, including Bangkok, the PM said people should only travel if absolutely necessary. The number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases, meanwhile, continued rising on Tuesday, with Bangkok becoming another province where the cumulative number of infections had passed 100.
In Rayong, the number of new infections rose to 148, with 56 new cases recorded in one day, prompting maximum control measures to be imposed on five out of all seven districts: Muang, Ban Chang, Klaeng, Ban Khai and Nikhom Phatthana.
Most entertainment venues in those districts have been shut and alcohol sales prohibited, with only supermarkets and takeaway food stalls allowed to stay open, said an informed source.
Source: Bangkok Post