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Khon Kaen orders shutdown after five Covid-19 cases found

Mar 23. 2020
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By THE NATION

Khon Kaen announced shutdown measures on Sunday (March 23) to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) after five cases of infection were confirmed in the province.

The following business venues in Khon Kaen will have to close down from March 23 to April 21, Governor Somsak Jangtrakul said:

▪︎ Food and beverage vendors, except take-out services

▪︎ Department stores, except the supermarket section, drug stores and take-out food vendors

▪︎ Food court and public dining areas in convenience stores, department stores, restaurants

▪︎ All types of markets except fresh food vendors and food stalls that are necessary for daily life

▪︎ Barbers, beauty salons and aesthetic clinics

▪︎ Tattoo and piercing parlours

▪︎ Skate and rollerblade arenas

▪︎ Theme parks, bowling alleys and arcade game centres

▪︎ Computer and internet cafés

▪︎ Golf courses and golf driving ranges

▪︎ Swimming pools and water parks

▪︎ Cockfighting rings as well as training rings

▪︎ Amulet centres

▪︎ Convention and exhibition centres

▪︎ All types of educational institutes, tutoring centres and nurseries

▪︎ Spa and massage parlors

▪︎ Slimming centres

▪︎ Pet spa and grooming centres

▪︎ Entertainment venues, including movie theatres, concert halls and karaoke

▪︎ Fitness centres

▪︎ Sport gyms and stadiums

▪︎ Fishing pond or similar businesses.

Meanwhile, Dr Somchaichote Piyawatwela, Khon Kaen public health officer, said that the five confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection "are being treated in quarantine, while public health staff are monitoring people who have made contact with the five patients recently after telling them to self-quarantine at home,” he said.

“In the next weeks, we expect more Khon Kaen locals to travel back home from Bangkok following the shutdown policy, so we will increase staff at checkpoints and hospitals to prevent further spread of Covid-19.”

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More provinces shutter public outlets to create social distance amid Covid-19 threat (Updated)

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