The administrative centre for Covid19 containment, the CCSA, is calling on eateries and restaurants not to defy dining restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the virus as it admits a fourth wave is coming soon of infections in the country.
General Natthapol Nakpanich, chief of CCSA’s operations centre, said on Wednesday that a fourth wave is imminent as the Delta variant first discovered in India is rapidly spreading inland. This fact has alarmed medical experts at Siriraj Hospital, the country’s main medical facility.
Health authorities have found that the Delta variant is quickly coming up against the Alpha strain first detected in the UK, once the most detected Covid-19 variant in Thailand.
Experts have recommended a slew of new measures that the government quickly put in place over the weekend with little notice to affected businesses — a move that has drawn heavy criticism from business owners whose operations are affected by the restrictions.
For example, restaurant owners and operators protested the abrupt announcement, leaving them little time to prepare, many of whom had bought fresh ingredients the night before the ban but woke up to be told they would not eat for a month. turn into. The ban was published in the Royal Gazette around midnight on Saturday and came into effect on Monday.
General Natthapol stated that defying the food ban could exacerbate virus transmission and endanger the lives of both sellers and customers.
Authorities will seek cooperation in following the measure, he said, and adding immediate enforcement of the law would lead to tensions.
He recalled that the restriction was introduced after it was discovered that many people had contracted the virus during group visits to restaurants and eateries.
General Natthapol further claimed that the vendors and staff of restaurants and eateries will be compensated for the disruption to their business.
It is important for you as a guest in Thailand to know that the measures and developments regarding the Covid19 virus (can) change at any moment.
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