Pandemic-related travel restrictions have plunged Thailand’s tourism industry into crisis. Schools, daycare centres will be close from Jan 4 to 17 and now even the nightlife is affected.
Thailand has a new wave of coronavirus. In order to curb the spread of the virus, the capital of Bangkok has entered a partial lockdown.
The city government ordered a partial closure of the city, and bars, nightclubs, boxing arenas, cockfighting rings, massage parlours, beauty salons, gyms, etc. must be suspended.
Thailand’s economy relies heavily on exports and tourism, so the impact of the epidemic is one of the worst among Southeast Asian economies.
A spokesman for Thailand COVID-19 Task Force
“We don’t want to use extreme measures like a lockdown and putting up a curfew, but we need a stronger medicine to prevent the new surge,” said Taweesin Visanuyothin
Thailand added 216 confirmed cases on Saturday, a total of 7,379 cases, and a new death case, a total of 64 cases.