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National parks ordered to limit entry after visitor tests positive


Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa on Monday ordered national parks nationwide to cut visitors by 40-50 per cent as part of Covid-19 control measures.

The move follows news that a recent visitor to Phu Tub Boek mountain in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park, Petchabun, later tested positive for Covid-19.

National parks could remain open, said Varawut, but their committees must implement containment measures in line with the severity of the outbreak in their area.

"We have instructed national park chiefs to follow guidance from provincial governors on disinfecting areas such as toilets and crowded places," he said. "We also instructed them to ask people for cooperation on social distancing."

Published : January 04, 2021

By : The Nation