Lockdown planned for two villages in Thailand’s Phichit province

The provincial communicable disease committee of Phichit province plans to lock down two villages in Sam Ngam district, after seven members of two families were found to be infected with COVID-19 and about 30 others were listed as being at high-risk.

According to the committee, the seven infections in 2 of Nong Sone sub-district, were linked to people arriving from Bangkok during the Songkran festival.

Total infections in the province, since April 1st, are recorded at 14 and the test results of 78 other people are yet to be disclosed.

In the northern province of Lamphun, the provincial communicable disease committee issued an order on Wednesdayfor all people in the province to wear face masks when they leave their homes, or face a maximum fine of 20,000 baht.

19 new infections were recorded in the province on Wednesday, raising the total, since April 9th, to 193. All are being treated in hospitals.

The provincial health chief, Dr. Suphol Tatiyananthaporn, said that most of the infections are among family members.

In the eastern coastal province of Chon Buri, 97 new cases were recorded on Thursday, raising the total to 1,542, most of which are related to nightspots in the Muang and Bang Lamung districts.


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