Bangkok closes 196 entertainment venues for two weeks amid new Covid-19 cluster

Thailand’s capital Bangkok will shut 196 leisure venues for 2 weeks, the city’s governor acknowledged on Monday, following a brand new surge in coronavirus circumstances.

The venues could be closed from Tuesday until April 19 as they’re positioned in three districts the place some venues are linked to a brand new cluster of larger than 100 people who examined constructive for coronavirus in newest days, acknowledged Asawin Kwanmuang, governor of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

“We’ll shut leisure venues within the three districts, whereas different venues the place circumstances are discovered will likely be individually closed,” Asawin suggested reporters late on Monday.

Thailand reported 194 new Covid-19 circumstances earlier on Monday, a unusual three-digit decide, which included 45 from Bangkok’s nightlife cluster.

The nation has largely been worthwhile in curbing the unfold of the virus. Since ultimate 12 months it has reported 29,321 circumstances and 95 deaths.

On Wednesday, Thailand’s Covid-19 taskforce will take into consideration a proposal from most of the people properly being ministry to label 5 provinces, along with Bangkok, “pink zones”.

Beneath the proposal, nightlife venues throughout the crimson zones could be allowed to open solely until 9 p.m. they often can’t serve alcohol.

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