The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced that all countdown events are cancelled after new cases of COVID-19 found in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.
However, if any events want to be held, they will have to ask for permission.
Currently, health authorities are conducting active tracing in construction sites, restaurants and 472 markets.
The BMA is also asking cooperation from the public to work from home for 14 days.
The committees of the Communicable Diseases Committee emphasised three main locations to prevent an outbreak:
1. Entertainment establishments, pubs, bars, entertainment venues and establishments similar to entertainment venues will see more stringent preventive measures by prohibiting dancing or gathering of crowds. Table must not be less than 1.5 metres apart.
2. Boxing stadium, which had seen an outbreak months ago, must be strict about people wearing masks and implement preventive measures, including limiting the number of visitors.
3. Markets must emphasise on 100 per cent wearing of masks.
Meanwhile, people can visit public parks and temples wearing a mask.
Bangkok has coordinated with schools in three districts, which are in the boundary area of Samut Sakhon province, namely Bang Khun Thian, Bang Bon, and Nong Khaem, to be closed for 14 days, from December 21 to January 4.
The schools must have a study plan and online teaching arrangements.
As for schools in other areas, if it is deemed appropriate to close, the decision can be made by the school administrator to reduce the risk of further transmission.