The Bangkok Post is this morning reporting that the current Covid-19 control measures will remain in place for the rest of January.
The nationwide Emergency Decree in Thailand was extended until the end of February earlier this month. Now it has been reported that control measures put in place following the recent outbreak centred on Samut Sakhon, will remain in place and not be reviewed until later in January.
The Samut Sakhon outbreak has resulted in cases in Thailand doubling and numbers are still of concern in Samut Sakhon, nearby Bangkok and southern border provinces.
Despite the news that measures are likely to remain in place all month, the Bangkok Post are also reporting that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will tomorrow propose that restrictions are relaxed for a number of business types including health spas, nursing homes and fitness centres.
Thailand has today reported an additional 59 new cases of Covid-19 and one more death. Total cases in the country during the pandemic now stands at 12,653 and 71 deaths.
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