Covid-19 in Southern provinces prompts Songkhla checkpoints

As Thailand’s Deep South faces surges in Covid-19 infections, folks crossing from the three southern border provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala will face checkpoints when crossing into Songkhla. The checkpoints will cease travellers crossing the southern provincial border to do random Covid-19 screening.
Pattani recorded 566 new Covid-19 infections yesterday, the most cases out of the southern provinces, and reported that their hospital beds had been fully full. Infections have been rising within the region and measures are being taken to aim to cease the spread of the virus and deal with the infected.
Provincial authorities are racing to arrange group isolation facilities, aiming to have the ability to accommodate as a lot as 10,000 people, in an try and free up hospital beds within the province as the infection numbers proceed to rise. In Yala, 27 employees at a para-rubber factory had been contaminated with Covid-19 however since the hospitals and even area hospitals are full, they’ve been moved to residence isolation.
Officials are also implementing stricter Covid-19 safety measures, transferring back to takeaway-only guidelines for restaurants until both the complete workers and the dine-in clients are fully vaccinated.
The surge in Covid-19 infections has been blamed on social gatherings without proper face masks and social distancing, whereas many are still hesitant to get vaccinated. The governor of Songkhla says that they’re increasing their efforts to get everybody vaccinated and hope to reach the 70% mark in the residents of the province by the tip of the month.
Songkhla is seeking an additional 250,000 vaccines for his or her residents as well as 170,000 antigen test kits in an effort to speed up each vaccination and Covid-19 testing to establish and separate new sufferers in residence or community isolation programmes.
Meanwhile, the Hat Yai Sandbox nonetheless intends to launch its personal reopening in the subsequent few days regardless of high Covid-19 numbers. Confessions and companies in the district are participating within the Sandbox reopening hoping to spice up the native financial system, according to the chairman of the Tourists Business Federation of Songkhla..

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