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Thailand to close schools, bars after surge in COVID-19 cases

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People wait to receive the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in Bangkok, Thailand.

People wait to receive the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP photo)

Thailand will close schools, bars, and massage parlors, as well as ban alcohol sales in restaurants, for at least two weeks starting from Sunday after a jump in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said.

Activities involving more than 50 people will also be prohibited, Thailand's coronavirus taskforce spokesman, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, said, adding that 18 provinces including Bangkok had been labeled as red zones with the rest of the country categorized as orange zones.


Updated : 2021-05-14 03:08 GMT+08:00