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Foreigners and locals in Thailand told to STAY INDOORS

 

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General view of Central World mall after the government shut down all the shopping centers in the country due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

Provincial governors throughout Thailand on Wednesday announced further measures in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

 

But at the very heart of the announcements was one clear message to people in Thailand: STAY INDOORS.

 

People are advised to stay indoors apart from going to the supermarket, pharmacy or carrying out some other essential business such as banking or immigration and that social distancing should be practiced at all times.

 

People in Thailand should also wear a mask when outdoors and ensure they regularly wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

 

The elderly, children aged under 5 and those with pre-existing health conditions are advised to avoid going outside altogether.

 

While there are no travel restrictions in place within Thailand, inter-provincial travel is also discouraged.

 

The news comes after provincial governors in Chonburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan announced the closure of shopping malls, golf courses and public parks, while social gatherings have also been banned.

 

Only supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and other ‘essential’ businesses can remain open. Food courts and restaurants must offer takeaway food only. Stores such as 7-Eleven and Family Mart can also remain open. 

 

In Phuket, the governor went one step further and requested tourists to not go outside between 5pm and midnight. 

 

The governor’s request came after large numbers of foreign tourists had been seen congregating and drinking on Patong Beach in recent evenings. 

 

Earlier on Wednesday, the Thai government stressed there was no curfew in Thailand but did say that road checkpoints will be set up nationwide to monitor traffic and screen travellers. 

 

From Thursday, Thailand closed its borders to foreign tourists.

 

 
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3 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

Possible the most sensible comment to have come from the government to date. If people ignore the peril and keep socialising this virus will sweep rampantly through the country.

Not really, how about if we need go go out to eat.

 

Golf Clubs? Pattaya? Sattahip?

 

Exercise?

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It will be interesting to see what happens this evening here in the moo baan.  At dusk there are people, including kids walking, riding bikes and playing badminton.  I usually go for a bike ride.

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21 minutes ago, webfact said:

some other essential business such as banking or immigration

Regardless of how many thousands of people show up, god knows how many infected.

 

good job lads!

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24 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

If we could know the motivations of the governor ....
And why foreigners and not Thai people?

He said 'tourists', not foreigners, and even specifically mentioned Thai tourists.

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