Checkpoints are set up to restrict mobility in the 13 provinces classified as dark-red zones including Bangkok and Chonburi (Pattaya City), to prevent COVID-19 from spreading to other areas.
CCSA Spokesman Dr Thaveesilp Visanuyothin said the checkpoints are being built and more security personnel will man them on all roads linking the 13 provinces with their neighbors from 19 July, to prevent interprovincial travel. Travelers from other provinces into the dark-red zones will also be strictly screened.
He urged people to avoid going outdoors during the day, unless they need to purchase necessities, have a doctor’s appointment, to get a COVID-19 jab or for work that cannot be done at home. However, public health officials, transport staff, public transport drivers and people, who have to work outdoors, will be allowed to cross provincial borders.
Dr Thaveesilp also confirmed the announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand that domestic flights in and out of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports will stop from 21 July, while the capacities on other forms of public transport will be halved. (NNT)