Yala in lockdown to decrease spread of Covid-19

Yala Provincial Governor Chaisit Panitpong has imposed measures to prevent anyone from travelling in or out of the southern province, the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported.

The lockdown will be implemented from June 15 to July 7, 2021.

“If everyone follows the measures, I believe the number of Covid-19 patients will continually decrease,” said the governor. “If the situation improves after two weeks, we will ease the lockdown.”

Yala Medical Chief Officer Dr Songkran Maichoom said the number of Covid-19 patients in Yala has increased to over 500. Among 100 patients, one dies.

As of today, five people have died. “If we do nothing, the number of patients may rise to 600, with more deaths,” he added.