Thai PM orders closures of all construction camps in Bangkok and its vicinity and four southern provinces for one month, effective next Monday

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Bangkok –

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha, as the director of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), this afternoon, June 25th, has announced the closures of all construction worker camps in Bangkok and its vicinity and four southern provinces for one month, starting this Monday, June 28th.

High-risk business and activities, particularly all construction camps, in Bangkok and its vicinity and four southern provinces – namely Yala, Pattani, Songkhla, and Narathiwat – were ordered closed for at least one month, which is similar to health measures previously implemented in April 2020.

The Ministry of Labor would also offer financial remedies to both Thai and migrant workers at all closed campsites. The details of the remedies are expected to be implemented within a week, according to the Prime Minister.

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He told the Associated Press: “The measure is a “disease control situation” for certain groups and areas, and is not a lockdown. Lockdown will forbid everyone to leave their houses, but this is not. People can still go to work but with some limitations. No curfew will be implemented as well.”

“More measures will be issued by this weekend and will be announced by Monday, June 28th, which may include the relaxation measures to open restaurants, etc. They are currently being reviewed by the CCSA and the related agencies.”

The government also asked the public for cooperation on travel restrictions that could potentially reduce the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic and encouraged everyone especially the elderly and people with 7 disease risk groups, to receive full vaccination within 2 months, around July and August.

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