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Thailand – Coronavirus to spike amid extensive preventive measures

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Thailand – Coronavirus to spike amid extensive preventive measures

With the recent spike in Covid cases and deaths, the Thai government discussed how far it should go with restrictions.

So far they haven’t ruled out a Whuhan type lockdown. As of July 22, there have officially been 453,132 COVID-19 infections with 3,697 deaths. Health experts stated the rising Covid case and death tolls in Thailand have been spurred by the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus that’s now become dominant in the country. The pandemic has led to increased poverty, rising unemployment, and simmering protests against the government, particularly over a haphazard and lagging Covid vaccinations program that has seen only about 5% of the population fully vaccinated.

The government has imposed strict measures, including a curfew, in Bangkok and five adjacent provinces for two weeks as the government attempts to curb the soaring number of new Covid-19 infections. All eateries to close at 8 pm, strict enforcement of social distancing measures, no public transport services from 9 pm to 4 am closure of public parks at 9 pm, closure of all infection-risk businesses such as salons, spas, and traditional massage parlors.

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