Due to the rising Covid-19 infections in Ubon Ratchathani, a province in Thailand’s northeast, governor Pongrat Phiromrat ordered all schools, cinemas, fitness clubs, gyms, stadia and sports grounds to close from tomorrow (Tuesday) until January 17th.
Ubon logged 329 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with infections expected to increase. According to Thai PBS World, cumulative infections in the province, since last April last year, are 24,462, with 193 deaths. 1,565 people are still being treated in hospitals.
The Ekamai pub-restaurant cluster has, so far, infected 619 people, with 84 new cases being detected yesterday.
According to the order signed by the governor, all schools have been told to switch to online, on-air or on-demand teaching.
Thai PBS World added that sports competitions, such as soccer, futsal, or basketball, must seek permission from the provincial communicable disease committee and may only take place on the condition that all players and other personnel take antigen tests within the 48 hours prior to the competition.
Source: Thai PBS World
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