By THE NATION
Ubon Ratchathani Governor Sarit Withoon issued the order on Friday (April 17).
The order will be effective from April 18 through 30.
Violators will be punished with a maximum fine of Bt20,000 according to Section 51 of Communicable Disease Act BE 2558.
Ubon Ratchathani has been under governor’s lockdown order since March 18 whereby all Thai and foreign travellers entering the province are screened at checkpoints, all borders with neighbouring countries that have no screening checkpoints are temporarily closed, and several business venues considered a Covid-19 risk were ordered to shut down.
The governor’s latest order is expected to further tighten preventive measures against the outbreak in the province, which shares borders with Laos and Cambodia, as the number of confirmed cases in the province has gone up to 15, the second highest in the Northeast, behind Nakhon Ratchasima (18 patients).