Thailand has imposed restrictions on Bangkok and its suburbs to fight the new wave of COVID-19, including the closure of restaurants and construction sites.
The country was able to keep epidemics to a minimum in 2020 due to brutal travel restrictions and the rapid separation of positive cases.
But, since April, the kingdom has experienced an unprecedented wave of epidemics after the source of pollution linked to high-level clubs in the capital appeared.
Since then, Thai authorities have been plagued by an increase in infections affecting the prison system, which is the busiest in the world, as well as migrant workers working in the construction and service sectors.
The government announced on Saturday that the new sanctions would take effect from Monday for a period of one month.
In Bangkok and its suburbs, construction sites will be closed and workers will not be allowed to leave, restaurants will only take-do and meetings will be limited to a maximum of 20 people.
Checkposts will be set up at Naratiwat, Pattani, Yala and Sangkhla in the southern provinces of the country.
Only people with a letter stating the reasons for their trip can leave or enter.
These new limits come on the 1st, a few days before the launchIs In July, tourists who were vaccinated against COVID-19, a well-known pilot project, were able to stay on the famous island of Phuket without being detained, a move aimed at reviving the tourism sector, which was hit by the pandemic.
The Thai government has faced criticism over its handling of the crisis, and the vaccination campaign in particular is slowly coming to an end.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced plans to fully reopen the country by October, receiving at least a dose of 50 million thais.
So far, only 10% of the population has received the first dose of the vaccine.
There have been more than 244,000 cases of COVID-19 in Thailand since the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,900 people.