|Thailand curbs shopping mall hours after record daily rise in COVID-19 cases
Thailand curbed shop operating hours on credit free ลองเล่นสล็อต ไม่ต้องฝากก่อน after the country
recorded another record daily rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths amid a third wave of the pandemic.
Shopping malls in 18 risky provinces, including in the capital Bangkok, will be restricted to operating
between 11am and 8pm for a week from Sunday, the Thai Retailers Association said in a statement.
Restaurants in the malls will be allowed to stay open an hour later, while convenience stores will be
permitted to operate from 5am to 10pm.
Schools, bars and massage parlours were shut a week ago and will remain closed until next month,
while alcohol sales have been banned in restaurants in an effort to increase social distancing.
Officials reported 2,839 new coronavirus cases and eight new deaths on Saturday, bringing Thailand's
total to 53,022 cases and 129 deaths.
The country has managed to keep its caseload far lower than many countries, but the new outbreak,
spurred in part by the highly transmissible B117 variant, has resulted in 24,000 infections and 35
infections in just 24 days.
"Government agencies and the private sector should allow staff to work from home as much as
possible because we don't want to introduce more strict measures," said Taweesin Wisanuyothin,
a spokesman for the government's COVID-19 task force.
The task force reassured there were currently enough hospital beds in the country to deal with
The country's beleaguered vaccine rollout got a boost on Saturday with the arrival of 500,000 doses
of China's Sinovac Biotech's vaccine. A million more doses are due to arrive in mid-May, deputy
government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisaranakul said.
Just under 1 million people have been vaccinated in the country of around 66 million.