Thailand likely to close all bars, pubs, massage parlours in 41 provinces including Surat Thani for 14 days

8 Apr 2021

According to Thailand's Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, entertainment venues in 41 provinces, including Bangkok, will be ordered to close for 14 days to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

The Prime Minister is supposed to sign the proposal as soon as tomorrow (Friday).

According to the Daily News, the plan calls for all pubs, restaurants, karaokes, and massage parlours in 41 provinces to close for 14 days.

It's unclear if restaurants would be affected by the closure order.

 

Among the 41 provinces are:

Bangkok is number one.

Nonthaburi 4. Nakhon Pathom 5. Samut Prakan 6. Samut Songkhram 2. Pathum Thani 3. Nonthaburi 4. Nakhon Pathom 5. Samut Prakan 6. Samut Songkhram Samut Sakhon, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Samut Sakhon, Samut Sakhon, Samut Sakhon, Samut Sakhon, Samut Sakh Saraburi is number nine, and Lopburi is number ten. 12. Nakhon Nayok 13. Rayong 14. Chanthaburi 15. Prachin Buri 16. Chachoengsao 17. Sa Kaeo 18. Suphanburi 19. Kanchanaburi 20. Ratchaburi 21. Prachuap Khiri Khan 22. Phetchaburi 23. Ranong 24. Chumphon 25. Nakhon Si Thammarat 26. Phuket Surat Thani, Songkhla, Yala, Narathiwat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Udon Thani, Buriram, Loei, Chiang Rai, Tak, and Phetchabun

 

Domestic travel in Thailand is currently unrestricted, with the Prime Minister stating that no plans to impose a national lockdown are in the works.

The news comes after Thailand confirmed the first case of the virus's more infectious UK strain on Wednesday.

Provincial health officials in Phuket and Prachuap Khiri Khan had ordered all bars to close for 10 and 4 days, respectively, earlier on Thursday.

The CCSA registered 405 new COVID-19 cases at its regular COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.