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Pattaya lockdown from Thursday

All roads into Pattaya city will be closed to outsiders from 2pm April 9, to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 disease. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

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Pattaya will be locked down to outsiders from Thursday afternoon following a rise in new coronavirus infections.

Chon Buri governor Pakkhathorn Thianchai on Wednesday approved Pattaya City’s proposal to lock down the township from 2pm on Thursday for 21 days.

It followed the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections rising to 30 in Pattaya.

Under the lockdown plan, five checkpoints will be set up on roads leading into Pattaya to strictly screen vehicles and people. Those who are not residents of Pattaya or working there will not be allowed to enter until the situation returns to normal.

People are also required to wear face masks when outdoors.

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Vocabulary:

checkpoint : a place where people are stopped and questioned and vehicles are examined, especially at a border between two countries - ด่านตรวจ

lockdown (noun): an official order to control the movement of people or vehicles because of a dangerous situation -

mask : something that you wear to cover part or all of your face in order to hide who you are, for protection or for decoration - หน้ากาก, เครื่องปิดหน้า

outsider : someone who does not belong to a particular group or organization - บุคคลภายนอก

proposal : a plan or suggestion for a group to consider - ข้อเสนอ

resident : a person who lives in a particular area - ผู้ที่อาศัยในท้องที่

township (noun): a division of a county that is a unit of local government - เขตชุมชน, เขตการปกครองท้องถิ่น

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