Thai Govt considers entertainment venues closure, cancelation of Songkran activities


BANGKOK (TNA) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday that the government was ready to step up measures to contain Covid-19 if the country reached the so-called Stage 3 virus outbreak.

After the number of cases jumped to 114 with over 30 new cases, Prayut chaired a meeting of the center for Covid-19 outbreak on Monday.

According to officials, the government plans to announce new measures including an order to suspend entertainment venues and cancelation of Songkran Festival activities.

New cases of Covid-19 in the past week involved those visiting a pub in Bangkok.

The government called for full cooperation from the public. One of the main tasks was to inform the public of measures if Thailand entered Stage 3, Prayut told the press before the meeting.

Ministers and related agencies discussed possible actions to ease public concerns over shortages of good and food after people have stockpile daily necessities such as instant noodles, canned foods and other basic goods.

Prayut also repeated his assurance that this government would spend all the resources in the fight against Covid-19. (TNA)