Covid spreading throughout the country after Songkran Holidays

New Covid-19 hot spots have been identified throughout the country after the Songkran holiday, a possible side effect of widespread traveling during the break, as the public health sector scramble to get the situation under control.

The current wave of the pandemic began in entertainment districts in the capital before spreading to the greater Bangkok Area. Bangkok has seen the largest number of cases by far with 3,615 cases since the outbreak began.

Surrounding provinces including Nonthaburi and Samut Prakarn were directly impacted by the Bangkok cluster with both recording around 700 new cases since the month began.

Chiang Mai has also become a hot spot with the virus traced to several individuals who had partied in Bangkok before traveling to Chiang Mai’s entertainment venues. The province has seen 2,250 cases since the beginning of April.

Chonburi round up the top three behind Chiang Mai and Bangkok with 1,280 cases since the outbreak began.

Outside of entertainment venues, fresh markets have also been the site of outbreak hotspots.

A market in Ayutthaya began the latest wave for the province with 20 confirmed cases originally before spreading more in recent weeks.  

More worryingly, the virus seems to have made tis way to the country’s North East region, an area relatively untouched by Covid-19 in previous outbreaks. Both Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima are reporting dozens of new cases with both provinces introducing lockdown measures.

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