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Thailand increases quarantine period for visitors to two weeks

Christian Fernsby |
Thailand will increase a mandatory quarantine period for visitors to two weeks and banned dining in services at restaurants in capital Bangkok and five other regions deemed at high risk of coronavirus infections to contain a surge in new cases and deaths.

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All visitors will undergo the longer period of isolation starting May 1, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Thursday. Most visitors were earlier required to quarantine for just 10 days, while fully vaccinated travelers were confined to a seven-day isolation.

The Covid panel also banned gatherings of more than 20 people in Bangkok and other regions at the highest risk of infections from Saturday. The government will also restrict movement of people in and out of these areas, Taweesilp Visanuyothin, a spokesman for the panel, said at a briefing.

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