Thailand shuts faculties, leisure

Thailand’s capital is shutting down venues together with faculties and leisure areas as coronavirus instances proceed to unfold.

Thailand reported 279 new instances on Friday together with two deaths.

Seven provinces together with the capital, Bangkok, have been designated ‘purple zones’ the place locations together with academic institutions, leisure venues, boxing rings, gyms and flea markets are ordered closed.

Eating places are allowed to serve solely takeaway meals.

Restrictions are set to stay in place till not less than mid-January.

A brand new outbreak has unfold from the nation’s largest wholesale seafood market in Samut Sakhon south of Bangkok, and from a playing den in Rayong, and each locations proceed to log the best variety of infections.

Bangkok reported 180 instances within the final 24 hours.

A spokesman for the COVID-19 centre, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, stated the Well being Ministry has contacted AstraZeneca-Oxford to buy a second batch of 26 million doses of their vaccine.

The deal would double the variety of doses to be equipped by the British vaccine producer.

The primary two million doses are anticipated in February and March, and will probably be given to medical employees.

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