Starting from 4 January 2021 onwards, all shopping centers will close at 21.00 hr, instead of 22.00 hr, in an effort to contain a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand.


The Thai Retailers Association and the Thai Shopping Center Association have jointly agreed to cooperate with the public sector in stepping up measures against COVID-19.


The announcement concerning all shopping centers is meant to ensure safety for the public and provide them with good services under this situation. In this regard, all shopping centers and shops inside the centers will strictly conduct screening measures.


Meanwhile, Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri quoted the Prime Minister as calling on all sectors to cooperate in tackling the COVID-19 problem and to be responsible for society for the sake of public health.


The Prime Minister also called for the avoidance of activities with a gathering of many people. The public is advised to wear hygienic face masks, maintain a physical distance, and frequently wash their hands.


They have also been urged to give cooperation on the measurement of body temperature, performed by various places to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, they should download the “Mor Chana” application, a contact tracing application, which is designed to contain the local transmission of COVID-19.


The Prime Minister called on Thai people to unite in order to overcome COVID-19. With their cooperation, the COVID-19 problem will be brought under control as soon as possible.


On 3 January 2021, the total number of cumulative COVID-19 infections in Thailand thus far was 7,694, with 4337 recoveries, and 3,293 are still in hospital. The number of deaths was 64.


Source: The Government Public Relations Department