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Rayong records 56 new cases as schools, malls closed


Rayong recorded 56 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, as schools and pubs in the eastern province were ordered to shut.

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Rayong’s outbreak now totals 148 and has spread to six districts – Muang district (116 cases), Klaeng (3), Ban Khai (4), Ban Chang (1), Khao Chamao (2), and Nikhom Phatthana (2), said Rayong governor Channa Iamsaeng.

Meanwhile, test results for 20 suspected cases are pending.

The Muang district city centre has been placed in the red zone (highly controlled status) while the four districts of Ban Chang, Nikhom Phatthana, Ban Khai, and Klaeng are under strict controls.

The list of venues ordered closed in the province includes schools, pubs, bars, entertainment venues, child development centre, day-care for both children and the elderly, massage shops, internet cafes, beauty clinics, parks, libraries, tattoo shops, cinemas, water parks, playgrounds, and shopping malls (except market zones).

The sale of alcohol has been banned in restaurants, which are closed except for take-outs/delivery.

Banks, government offices, and mobile phone shops can open as normal.

Restrictions also include a ban on transporting migrant workers, while Thai workers have been urged to refrain from returning to their hometowns. New workers entering the province face 14 days in quarantine.

Published : December 29, 2020

By : The Nation