The Thai Government has asked 28 provinces that are considered at high risk for the Covid-19 virus not to hold annual events for Children’s Day, which normally falls on January 9th, this year.
Previous announcements had stated it may be only postponed but it now appears that may not happen this year, at least at this time.
Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesperson for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, made the comments at a press conference this morning.
According to Taweesin, there will be “plenty of other days to have fun” and that even non-high-risk provinces should very carefully consider the risk of potentially having children’s day events. Normally, this day sees gifts being given to children, fairs, special shows, and much more on a national day that celebrates and gives back to kids.
The 28 high-risk provinces that have been specifically “asked” not to have Children’s Day events are Tak, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Lopburi, Singburi, Ang Thong, Nakhon Nayok, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Suphanburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Chachoengsao, Prachinburi, Sarakaew, Samut Prakan, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Trat, Rayong, Chumphon, Ranong, and Bangkok.