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Songkran compensation holidays likely in July

Jun 03. 2020
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By The Nation

The Cabinet will consider allowing a Songkran break in July this year, in lieu of April when it was cancelled, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, said on June 2.

The situation must be monitored after the lifting of lockdown measures in phase three. The Cabinet has enjoined all relevant parties to cooperate in preventing Covid-19, which will help with phase 4 relief in the future.

On June 4, there will be a meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to discuss the delayed Songkran break.

Previously, there were discussions that the compensation holidays may be on July 6-7, along with Asarnha Bucha (the day before Buddhist Lent) and Vassa Day, which are on July 4-5. However, now there is a possibility of an extemded holidays from July 4 to July 9.

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