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Bangkok and suburbs could be declared COVID-19 Red zones

Bars at Soi Cowboy in Bangkok

Bars at Soi Cowboy in Bangkok. Photo: Paul Sullivan / flickr..

Bangkok, and its four neighbouring provinces of Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan and Nakhon Pathom, are likely to be declared COVID-19 Red zones, under which stricter measures will be imposed, such as all eateries closing at 9pm and being banned from consumption or sale of alcohol.

These measures were proposed by the Emergency Operations Centre and a committee of disease control experts at a meeting today, called to assess the pandemic situation in Bangkok and its peripherals, following the emergence of new clusters linked to entertainment venues Thonglor and Ekamai areas, and in Pathum Thani.

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By Thai PBS World