Provinces on Thai borders put in lockdown amid Delta fears

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Prime Minister Hun Sen. SPM

The government has decided to place several border provinces in lockdown for two weeks in a bid to prevent the new coronavirus Delta variant spreading further into community.

According a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen late on July 28, the provinces include Koh Kong, Pursat, Battambang, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear and Siem Reap. The lockdowns will last from July 29 midnight through August 12.

“Lockdown areas can be designated as red, yellow or orange zones depending on transmission risks. The designation shall be determined by each provincial administration.

“Areas where Delta cases have been detected, or where an unusually high number of Covid-19 infections have been recorded, shall be designated as red or yellow zones depending on the risks determined by each provincial administration," stated the directive.