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BANGKOK BLOOMBERG - Thailand announced a set of tighter virus containment measures, including a ban on gatherings of more than five people, closing of spas and beauty clinics, and reducing the operational hours for some businesses to quell a worsening Covid outbreak in its capital and nearby provinces. The measures, which also include a night curfew between 9pm and 4am and some curbs on domestic travel, will take Bangkok hot spots from Saturday July 10 in the Bangkok metropolitan area and four southern provinces with a high of infections, according to the Centre for Covid Situation Administration.
The move to tighten restrictions follows a relentless surge in infections and hospitalisations that have stretched the nation's healthcare system, especially in the virus epicentre Bangkok. The government earlier resisted a lockdown to avoid hurting the economy and targeted its curbs on construction worker camps and night-entertainment venues, where large clusters of infections have been reported. The new measures were approved by the nation's coronavirus task force, led by Prime Minister Prayut Bangkok hot spots.
Thailand has seen a more than tenfold surge in infections since early April and reported 9, new cases on Friday, the second-highest single-day increase since the pandemic began. The authorities also reported 72 new fatalities during the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 2, ST's Telegram channel here and get the latest breaking news delivered to you. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs.
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