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Bangkok to close 31 venue types for 2 weeks, mandatory mask wearing

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Traffic congestion in Bangkok

Traffic congestion in Bangkok. Photo: tpsdave (Pixabay).

Bangkok’s Communicable Disease Committee has decided to close 31 types of venue and make it compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask when they are outdoors, effective for 2 weeks, starting Monday.

Pol Cpt Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, spokesman for the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA), said that the new restrictions were announced after a meeting of the Communicable Disease Committee, chaired by Governor Aswin Kwanmuang, to cope with the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Bangkok, where 1,582 new infections were recorded on Saturday alone.

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By Thai PBS World

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