Health Minister Anutin to propose closure of all entertainment venues nationwide

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says he will ask a Covid-19 outbreak management committee to close all entertainment venues nationwide in the wake of cluster infections involving people drinking together in a pub, Bangkok Post reported.

The proposal is among measures which he will present to the committee tomorrow, Mr Anutin said. Other measures include declaring additional communicable disease areas, and banning various activities involving mass gatherings, he said, adding the measures will be implemented under the Communicable Disease Act and the National Administration Act.

Foreign travellers from Covid-19-hit countries will be quarantined for 14 days and if they have no medical certificates, they will be sent back to their countries, Mr Anutin said, adding that about 60 foreign travellers, most of them from Europe, have already been sent back. The minister also said Thailand has not yet entered Stage 3 of the virus outbreak thanks to current strict control measures.

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