BANGKOK — The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has determined to cancel all Songkran actions scheduled in all districts of the province in a bid to curb Covid-19 from spreading additional after a brand new cluster of instances linked to leisure venues in Thong Lo swiftly unfold to different areas, deputy governor Kriangyos Sudlabha mentioned on Wednesday.
“The Songkran actions at Lan Khon Meuang Plaza in Phra Nakhon district will likely be cancelled. These embody an alms-giving ceremony and pouring water on the Buddha picture and elders as blessings,” he mentioned.
“Moreover, actions scheduled to be held in different districts by the district workplace will even be cancelled,” Kriangyos acknowledged.
“As for private and non-private organisations which can’t cancel their deliberate Songkran festivities, the BMA urges them to make use of strict measures to stop the unfold of Covid-19,” he mentioned.
The BMA additionally introduced on Wednesday that it could shut all leisure venues on Khaosan Street from April 7 to 12 and would supply a free Covid-19 check to all retailers within the space.
“In the course of the Songkran competition, we advise folks to carry out the ceremony of pouring water on Buddha photographs and elders at dwelling and keep away from going out to crowded areas,” Kriangyos mentioned.
“If it’s a must to journey, make certain to put on a face masks always, keep not less than a one-metre distance from others and wash your palms usually with cleaning soap and water or alcohol hand sanitizer,” he suggested.
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