Anutin puts surge in Covid-19 cases down to irresponsible partygoers, venues


Thailand’s daily Covid-19 caseload has risen to more than 3,000 after the New Year break because of some people’s irresponsible behaviour and entertainment venues ignoring prevention measures, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Tuesday.

He also blamed agencies for allowing entertainment venues to change their status to restaurants without checking if all prevention measures were in place.

However, he said that since most people followed prevention regulations, Thailand’s death toll and daily Covid-19 cases are not that high.

He added that more prevention measures will be eased once the number of daily cases drops to 2,000.