© Reuters. A pupil sporting a face masks has her physique temperature checked as a result of unfold of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) earlier than coming into a faculty in Bangkok
BANGKOK (Reuters) – The Thai capital of Bangkok will shut all faculties for 2 weeks after the New Yr vacation because it tightens measures to regulate a brand new wave of the coronavirus pandemic, town mentioned on Friday.
Thailand confirmed 279 new coronavirus circumstances on Friday, with the vast majority of them linked to a cluster amongst migrant employees in Samut Sakhon province south of Bangkok, and one other cluster linked to unlawful playing dens that began within the jap province of Rayong.
These new clusters have began to unfold into Bangkok, prompting town’s administrator to tighten measures to curb the unfold of the virus.
“We start to detect new circumstances linked to college students and different service companies,” mentioned Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, the spokesman for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
“Subsequently we determined to shut extra locations,” he mentioned.
All faculties, daycare centres for the younger and aged, preschool and tutorial centres will probably be shut from January 4 to 17 whereas different public services together with amusement parks, playgrounds, public baths and therapeutic massage parlours will probably be closed ranging from Saturday, he mentioned.
Pongsakorn additionally mentioned town is contemplating restrictions on eating-in at eating places however mentioned that extra discussions had been wanted with the federal government COVID-19 taskforce on Saturday.
Thailand recorded two new deaths from coronavirus on Friday, taking the entire variety of infections to 7,163 and the variety of deaths to 63 for the reason that outbreak began final January.
Nearly all of the brand new circumstances resulted from native transmission of the illness whereas six had been imported from overseas, the federal government COVID-19 taskforce mentioned.
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