Reader Talkback: Should Thailand enact more restrictions, closures, shutdowns, or even a total lockdown to try to control Covid-19?


The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses.

This week we are going to ask you:

  Should Thailand consider, especially from a national level, more restrictions, business closures, shutdowns, travel rules, etc. to attempt to control their current Covid-19 outbreak in the country?

When answering this question, we want you to consider a few things/additional questions:

If they should have additional measures, should it be nationwide?  Should there be significant financial aid given for business closures and people (millions) who would be out of work? What should that aid look like? What should the timetable for the restrictions be? Should a cost/benefit analysis like some from the Thai economic sector are asking for be considered before additional restrictions? What would the roadmap for exiting the restrictions be? What threshold should be considered for lifting restrictions?

Consider the health impact, economic impact, AND social impact when answering the question as all three are things to consider in these terms.

We want to know what YOU think!

Let us know in the comments below, on our social media like Facebook or Twitter, or mail us at we look forward to hearing from you and will publish the results next week.

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Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over eight years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: