Travel sentiments have also dropped across the nation due to the rising daily cases. The cost of living has also increased due to the recent hike in prices. Inter-provincial travel has also been minimized due to the work from home directives. Some provinces also raised their alert level to 4.
Most of the rise in cases can be attributed to gathers. Some gatherings are related to pubs and bars. The recent alcohol ban is set to minimize the gatherings and the spread of the virus.
Bangkok has reported a jump in cases. The Department of Disease Control sighted that most of the rising cases are from restaurant-cum-pubs and crowded communities. The capital reported 939 cases. 300 of the cases contracted the virus from pubs and crowded living spaces. Another cause of the spike is caused by people visiting high-risk areas.
Dr. Suthas Chottanapan, the director of the Institute for Urban Disease Control and Prevention urged the public to be careful. Among his suggestions were to avoid poorly ventilated areas and crowded places with people not wearing masks. This scenario is common at drinking parties. He also recommended delaying any travel plans at the moment.
In Pattaya, authorities continue to monitor venues and restaurants to ensure they follow the protocol. Twelve venues were found violating the COVID measures. These venues have served alcohol after 9:00 pm. The owners and staff members were detained to face charges.
Stay tuned for more Thailand COVID updates.
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