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Seasonal exodus curbed as Bangkok tightens virus restrictions

Dec 30. 2020
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The fresh outbreak of Covid-19 has prevented people from returning to their hometowns over the New Year holidays, as evidenced by fewer passengers this festive season at Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok.


The station has implemented virus-prevention measures for passengers and staff, including mandatory wearing of face masks.


On Tuesday, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported 155 new cases – 145 local infections and 10 found in quarantine.


The three worst-hit provinces were Rayong with 56 new cases, Chonburi (28) and Bangkok (11).
Entertainment venues including horseracing tracks and cockfighting stadiums have been closed in Bangkok until January 4.


Restaurants have been allowed to stay open, while live music and other performances are permitted but audience members cannot dance or sing and hostesses must not entertain clients.


Otherwise, food and alcohol can be served as normal in the capital, but all dining places must close by midnight.

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