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CCSA calls for vigilance as holiday weekend sparks fears of new COVID-19 infections

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CCSA calls for vigilance as holiday weekend sparks fears of new COVID-19 infections




Thai authorities have urged caution as millions of people are set to travel across the country this weekend.


The four day holiday, which starts today (Saturday) is the first long weekend since Thailand lifted many of the restrictions put in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


It will also be the first opportinut many Thais have been able to return to their home provinces following the cancellation of April’s Songkran holiday.


On Friday, the Transport Ministry said it expects more than 7 million people to be travelling between provinces this weekend.


Meanwhile Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said the mass exodus of people to rural areas could result in a surge of new COVID-19 infections, therefore, people need to exercise caution and continue to be vigilant at all times.


“We eased measures for high risk activities therefore you should stay vigilant all the time," said CCSA spokesperson, Taweesilp Visanuyothin.


Thailand has not reported a domestic COVID-19 infection in almost 40 days and has relaxed almost all of the restrictions put in place to combat the spread of the virus.


People in Thailand should still wear face masks when out in public and maintain social distancing, officials have said.


-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-07-04
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