By THE NATION
The announcement, which took effect from today (March 31) until further notice, was made by Governor Sujin Chaichumsak and approved on March 30 by the Nonthaburi Communicable Disease Committee.
The order exempts vehicles transporting goods or those who have to work during the period or those who need to venture out of their homes due to urgent necessity.
According to the announcement, the number of infected cases in the province has risen rapidly. If the situation is allowed to continue, the number of patients could rise beyond the capacity of hospitals to handle them, it warned. Therefore, this new measure is needed to stem the worsening situation.