The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration has announced adjustments to the colour-coded zone map of provinces for Covid-19 in Thailand, reducing Red zone provinces. The proposal includes significant downgrading of provinces from the most severely affected Dark Red zones and Red zones to an Orange categorisation. The CCSA is also expected to relax some restrictions on restaurants and other businesses.
2 provinces were moved from Dark Red, with Chon Buri downgraded to Red and Chiang Mai dropping all the way to Orange, reducing it to only 4: Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Samat Prakan and Pathum Thani.
The Red zone was drastically reduced from 45 provinces to just 16 plus Chon Buri which is a hopeful sign for the Covid-19 battered country. 29 provinces moved from Red to Orange, plus Chiang Mai moving to Orange from Dark Red.
Thailand still had no provinces categorized as Green or even Yellow yet, but hopefully, the downward trend continues. The zone layout now is: 4 Dark Red zones, 17 Red zones, 56 Orange zones for 77 provinces total.