BMA cancels Songkran activities, closes entertainment venues in Khaosan


Deputy governor Kriangyos Sudlabha of Bangkok said on Wednesday that all Songkran activities in all districts of the province are cancelled in an attempt to control the spread of Covid-19.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) move follows after a new cluster of cases linked to entertainment venues in Thong Lo quickly spread to other areas.

“The Songkran activities at Lan Khon Meuang Plaza in Phra Nakhon district will be canceled. These include an alms-giving ceremony and pouring water on the Buddha image and elders as blessings,” he said.

“Furthermore, activities scheduled to be held in other districts by the district office will also be canceled,” Kriangyos stated.

“As for public and private organizations which cannot cancel their planned Songkran festivities, the BMA urges them to employ strict measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

According to The Nation, the BMA also announced on Wednesday that it would shut all entertainment venues on Khaosan Road from April 7 to 12 and would provide a free Covid-19 test to all merchants in the area.

“If you have to travel, make sure to wear a face mask at all times, maintain at least a one-meter distance from others and wash your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol hand sanitizer,” he advised.

Source: The Nation

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