Nakhon Ratchasima lowers Covid guard

Nakhon Ratchasima lowers Covid guard

Nakhon Ratchasima governor Vichien Chantaranothai speaks to reporters on Friday. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)
Nakhon Ratchasima governor Vichien Chantaranothai speaks to reporters on Friday. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Provincial authorities have reduced the number of curfew checkpoints on the roads because it has been more than two weeks since the last Covid-19 infection was detected in the province.

Governor Vichien Chantaranothai said on Friday that it was 16 days since the last coronavirus case was reported.

The government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration allowed provinces to ease some disease control measures after at least 14 days had lapsed without a new infection. 

Therefore, the province was cutting the number of curfew checkpoints from 53 to 25, to make it easier for people who were allowed to travel between the 10pm-4am curfew. 

The number of health screening checkpoints was also reduced, from five to two - in Pak Chong and Wang Nam Khieo districts. Community-based checkpoints were partially closed to allow local administrators to focus on the quarantine of people arriving back from other provinces.

The relaxation started on Thursday. Local authorities would wait for the government's instructions on other key restrictions - such as those on fresh markets, barbers and hairdressers, and bus terminals, Mr Vichien said.

Nakhon Ratchasima accumulated 18 cases of Covid-19 infection, and 12 patients had so far fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals, he said.

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