The Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan O’Cha, has reportedly announced an emergency meeting to take place tomorrow morning at 10:00 A.M. with the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, and relevant agencies.
The meeting is likely to address the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country on a daily basis and the implementation of potentially more restrictions and measures to attempt to slow down the spread of the virus, driven by the so-called “Delta variant.”
This comes as rumors and speculation abound on social media about the possibility of a “lockdown”, although a country-wide measure is exceedingly unlikely. Measures would more likely take place in Bangkok, the Southern provinces near the border to Malaysia, and provinces around Bangkok. It also remains to be seen what exactly the measures would be, if any, as at this point all discussion is pure speculation, although there has reportedly been heavy discussion around closing malls and department stores, at least in Bangkok.
TPN media will update our readers on the factual information behind any measures taken following the meeting set for tomorrow morning. The PM will be running the meeting from his home, where he is currently conducting a quarantine due to being exposed to a person with Covid-19 recently. The PM is fully vaccinated and has so far tested negative for the virus.