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Kayaking down Bangkok’s Ong Ang Canal will not be allowed from Friday onwards in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said in a Facebook post that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has suspended the activity to prevent transmission of the virus through shared paddles, kayaks and life jackets.

“The aim is to ensure people’s safety under measures to contain the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

Kayaking down the Ong Ang Canal became popular after the BMA improved the scenery and began blocking the area to traffic from Friday to Sunday every week in a bid to promote tourism.

Published : December 24, 2020

By : The Nation