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COVID-19 fears of contagion halves Songkran holiday travel

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Ticket Offices at Mo Chit 2 Bus Station in Bangkok

Ticket Offices at Mo Chit 2 Bus Station in Bangkok. Photo: Ian Fuller / flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0.


An estimated 50,000 people poured out of Bangkok on buses to their home provinces on Friday, about half the predicted figure for the traditional Songkran rush, due to fears over the latest wave of Covid-19 infections.

The figure on the first day of the peak travel period from April 9-18 was released by the state-owned Transport Company, which said it had laid on enough buses to carry 100,000 people.

Full story: Bangkok Post

BANGKOK POST REPORTERS


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