Songkran in July? It’s highly possible says Thai Government


The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesperson, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, addressed the matter of the postponed Songkran festival yesterday afternoon while speaking to the press.

The holiday was originally postponed-but not cancelled-in March of this year due to fears of possibly spreading the Covid-19 Coronavirus. You can read about that below.

Dr. Taweesin said that the Thai Government wanted to boost domestic tourism and encourage people to see their families and start to relax after months of lockdowns-if the situation with Covid19 remains under control. As of yesterday morning, Thailand had zero reported cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus locally spread in seven days. The Festival would likely be a three day nationwide government holiday. He did not state what the exact dates being looked at were.

With borders closed and a current ban on flights for international visitors that even if lifted in July will likely only be for those with work permits and diplomats with strict requirements, the celebration would primarily be domestic.

Dr. Taweesin said the CCSA would examine this again in the coming weeks. The current plan remains to lift all restrictions and lockdowns by July First, he added, if the situation remains under control in regards to Covid19.

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