Thailand sets more restrictions amid COVID-19 second wave

BANGKOK (CNA) – Thailand’s government held off from ordering new nationwide business shutdowns yesterday amid a new wave of coronavirus cases but empowered some provincial governors to set their own restrictions and pleaded with the public not to travel.

Thailand, which had largely controlled the virus by mid-2020, saw a second wave of outbreaks beginning in December. Yesterday, it confirmed 315 new coronavirus cases, the majority of which are from local transmission, bringing its total to 7,694 cases and 64 deaths since its first case last January.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin