Last updated on January 18th, 2021 at 06:24 am
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha rescined the effort of Bangkok officials to repress the worsening COVID-19 pandemic by restricting restaurant dining hours even as the nation updated 745 new infections which were its single largest daily rise.
For this reason, Bangkok’s restaurants will continue to go on with dine-in patrons for two more hours, until 9 pm, with the rapid revocation. Last year, after a bruising month-long lockout, while Thailand was a front runner in the fight against Covid-19 in the area, new infections originating from the prawn sector in Samut Sakhon province placed the nation back on the verge last month.
Consequently, There are currently patients in 54 provinces and most of central Thailand, including Bangkok, many of which are listed as “red” or high-risk regions. Yet Mr Prayut has shied away from barring domestic travel, mindful of sucking the wind out of a fledgling economic recovery.
For this reason, He called instead for citizens to stay home. In any event, the authorities in particular provinces, encouraged by the emergency decree in force, have begun to create barriers to entry for citizens coming from the worst-hit areas of the country.
A popular weekend getaway for Bangkok locals, the province of Nakhon Ratchasima now needs travellers from red zones to register for quarantine. In fact, The famous resort island of Koh Larn in Chonburi caused all visitors to leave before the end of yesterday. Migrant staff and patrons of an underground gambling den are implicated in two large clusters, raising worries that those infected may stay in hiding for fear of arrears. Still, the government has been pressing restaurateurs to keep their enterprises open.
On the other hand, The president of the Thai Restaurant Association, Taniwan Koonmongkon said that the decisions on restaurants impact not only the one who implemented but also the fresh food markets and the agriculture sector. That’s why they highlight this thing to curb the situation.