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Phuket designated ‘green province’ for COVID-19 control under CCSA new criteria

Phuket designated ‘green province’ for COVID-19 control under CCSA new criteria

PHUKET: The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved new criteria and colour coding for provinces for COVID-19 control as the situation has improved in some areas, CCSA spokesperson Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin has announced.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Saturday 30 January 2021, 10:55AM


Image: NNT

Image: NNT

The re-classification has resulted in changes in COVID-19 control measures in the differently classified zones, explained state news agency NNT in a report posted yesterday (Jan 29).

Under the new classification, Phuket has been designated a ‘green’ province, NNT noted, specifically adding that entertainment venues, including pubs, bars and karaoke, were allowed to open providing operators follow preventive measures.

The new classifications are as follows:

 

Maximum control (Maroon): Samut Sakhon

The following locations will remain closed:

- Pubs, bars, karaoke and all entertainment venues

- Boxing training camps, indoor gyms and fitness centres

- Amulet shops

- Spa, massage outlets and similar establishments

- Schools, educational institutions and tutorial schools

- Amusement parks, playgrounds

- Gaming arcades

- Internet cafes

- Exhibitions, meeting halls and other gathering venues

- Bus terminals

The following locations can continue operating under strict preventive measures:

- Flea markets (social distancing measures must be in place and customers limited)

- Restaurants can operate until 9pm but are not allowed to serve alcohol

- Malls and department stores can open until 9pm

- Child and elderly care centres can only open for permanent residents

- Hotels and temporary accommodations must use a tracking system to check on the number of people entering and exiting

High control (Red): Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi

- Pubs, bars, karaoke and all entertainment venues remain closed for in-house service, but takeaways are allowed

- Restaurants can serve until 11pm but no alcoholic drinks are allowed (people can take alcoholic drinks home)

- Schools, educational institutes and tutorials can open provided classes are kept small

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- Seminars, banquets or catered events can be held with no more than 100 participants. No alcohol or dancing is allowed at these events.

- Department stores, malls and supermarkets can open, but no activities or promotions that bring many people together are allowed.

- Convention halls or exhibitions can open provided all preventive measures are followed

- Migrant workers must limit their movements, use the MorChana tracking app and seek permission from health officers for inter-provincial travel

- Massage shop and spa can open but customers limited

- Gyms, fitness centres, boxing camps can open and hold matches but without an audience

Medium control (Orange): Kanchanaburi, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Chai Nat, Trat, Tak, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Prachinburi, Phetchaburi, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lopburi, Samut Songkhram, Sa Kaew, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Ayutthaya and Ang Thong

- Pubs, bars, karaoke and entertainment venues can operate provided customer numbers are limited. Alcohol can be served until 11pm and live music allowed provided nobody dances

- Restaurants can open under social-distancing practices until 11pm

- Seminars, banquets and catered events can be held with no more than 300 participants

- No alcohol or dancing is allowed at these events.

- School, education institute, or tutorial school can open but classes must be kept small

- Department stores, malls and supermarkets can open as normal, provided no promotions bringing together people are held

- Conventions or exhibitions allowed provided all preventive measures are in place

- Gyms, fitness centres and boxing training camps can hold competitions with a limited audience

High surveillance (Yellow): Kamphaeng Phet, Chaiyaphum, Chumphon, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Narathiwat, Buri Ram, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phang Nga, Phetchabun, Yala, Ranong, Songkhla, Sukhothai, Surat Thani and Uthai Thani

- Pubs, bars, karaoke and other entertainment venues can open and serve alcohol until midnight. Customers must be limited

- Restaurants can open under social-distancing practice until midnight

- Department stores, malls and supermarkets can open as per normal but no activities bringing people together allowed

- People travelling from high-risk areas will be screened

- Massage parlours, massage outlets and spas can open as per normal

- Gyms, fitness centres and boxing training camps can open and competitions can be held with a limited audience.

Green: The rest of the provinces, including Phuket, have been marked green, or under surveillance, can allow entertainment venues, including pubs, bars and karaoke, to open providing operators follow preventive measures.

These provinces are also required to screen people entering the province. 

Dr Taweesin said that though the virus situation in many provinces is improving, people still need to maintain good hygiene practices, at least until the virus becomes a regular disease that health authorities can handle.

The new measures will go into effect from February 1.

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Kurt | 31 January 2021 - 10:47:21

Much can brought be back to not enough testing among the country's population. To much is testing focused only on arrivals at airports. The illegal (re-)entering of people justifies population testing. Use the army, train them to handle testing. Give them something to do.

cyberspider | 30 January 2021 - 22:22:40

Im afraid its lost battle for Thailand now. At nearly 1000 new cases a day, I doubt it can still be stopped. For this amount of discovered cases there are hundreds more that are going unnoticed. It was like that here in Europe. Many countries had very small number of cases for months, but when it got out of control there was no coming back

 

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