BANGKOK — The Thai capital is shutting down venues together with faculties and leisure parks as coronavirus instances proceed to unfold.
Thailand reported 279 new instances on Friday together with two deaths.
Seven provinces together with Bangkok have been designated purple zones the place locations together with leisure venues, boxing rings, gyms and flea markets are ordered closed. Eating places are allowed to serve solely takeout.
The restrictions are in place till mid-January.
The brand new outbreak has unfold from the nation’s largest wholesale seafood market in Samut Sakhon south of Bangkok and the playing den in Rayong and each locations proceed to log the best variety of infections. Bangkok reported 180 instances within the final 24 hours.
A spokesman for the COVID-19 middle, Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, stated the Well being Ministry had contacted Oxford-AstraZeneca to buy a second batch of 26 million doses of the vaccine. The deal would double the variety of doses to be equipped by the British vaccine producer.
The primary 2 million doses are anticipated in February and March and might be given to medical employees.