Songkran may be in July said CCSA

The government is considering a long holiday in July to make up for the cancelled Songkran break if infection trends continue to decline, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said yesterday.

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said that a substitute holiday period is possible next month if the number of new novel coronavirus disease cases remains low throughout June.

“If things go well, we might not need the emergency decree in July and we may finally have a holiday for Songkran,” he said at the daily Covid-19 press briefing.

To prevent people from travelling en masse and spreading the virus amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the government postponed this year’s Songkran, or Thai New Year celebrations, which were due to take place on April 13-15.

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