Travel outside 13 provinces limited

Checkpoints are being set up to restrict mobility in 13 provinces in a bid to prevent Covid-19 from spreading from the dark-red zone.

Travel outside 13 provinces limited
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Travel outside 13 provinces limited

published : 19 Jul 2021 at 15:07

writer: Gary Boyle


A military policeman mans a checkpoint on a road in Bangkok on July 10 before the curfew came into force two days later. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

Checkpoints are being set up to restrict mobility in 13 provinces in a bid to prevent Covid-19 from spreading from the dark-red zone.

The checkpoints are being built and more security personnel would man all roads linking the 13 provinces with their neighbours from Monday, Taweesilp Visanuyothin, of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said.

He warned of the difficulties people in the provinces would have if travelling. Travellers from other provinces to the dark-red zone would also be strictly screened .

Travel inside the 13 targeted provinces during the day, while still possible, was also discouraged and more checkpoints would be added, he said.

"Do not travel if not necessary ," the CCSA spokesman said.

The newly designated dark-red zone consists of Bangkok and nearby provinces — Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Ayutthaya — and four southern provinces — Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Songkhla.

All but three have already been in lockdown since last Monday. Chon Buri, Chachoengsao and Ayutthaya, which were added to the zone on Sunday, will join them starting Tuesday.

A curfew from 9pm-4am is another restriction in these provinces.

Dr Taweesilp confirmed that domestic flights out of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports would stop from Wednesday.

The capacities of other public transport modes will be halved from Wednesday.

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  • capacity : the total amount or number that can be handled or contained - ปริมาณสูงสุดที่จะรับได้
  • checkpoint : a place where people have to stop so their vehicles and documents can be checked - ด่านตรวจ
  • curfew : a law that does not allow people to go outside between a particular time in the evening and a particular time in the morning - กฎอัยการศึก คือห้ามออกนอกบ้านในยามวิกาล
  • designated : formally chosen - แต่งตั้ง
  • discourage : to make someone feel like something should not be done - ทำให้ไม่อยาก (ทำสิ่งใดสิ่งหนึ่ง)
  • halve : to reduce by a half; to make something reduce by a half - ลดลงครึ่งหนึ่ง, หั่นครึ่ง
  • man : to operate something   - บังคับ  ขับ (ยานพาหนะ)
  • necessary (adj.) : essential, needful, something that you must do or have - จำเป็น, ซึ่งเลี่ยงไม่ได้, ซึ่งเป็นที่ต้องการ, สำคัญ
  • screen : to find out information about people to see if they are suitable for something, at risk of something, etc. - คัดเลือก, แยกออก, เลือกออก
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