(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) The cumulative number of confirmed new crown cases in Thailand exceeds 4 million, preparing for a possible rise in cases after the Songkran Festival

  China News Agency, Bangkok, April 16 (Reporter Wang Guoan) Thailand officially announced on the 16th that there were 18,892 new cases of new coronary pneumonia and 125 deaths in the past 24 hours.

So far, Thailand has accumulated more than 4.01 million confirmed cases and 26,754 deaths.

  The capital Bangkok had 3,015 confirmed cases that day, still ranking first in the country.

This was followed by Chonburi Province with 765 cases and Samut Prakan Province with 645 cases.

  In recent days, during the Songkran Festival in Thailand, there has been a large flow of people in the area.

Although the Thai government stipulates that activities such as splashing water and powdering are not allowed during this year's Songkran Festival due to the epidemic, this does not affect the enthusiasm of the people to gather relatives and friends and celebrate the festival.

During the festival, tourists in many tourist destinations in Thailand increased greatly, and some popular tourist places and Songkran festival venues were even more crowded.

  A spokesman for the Prime Minister's Office of Thailand said on the same day that Prime Minister Prayuth Prayut worried that the number of confirmed cases after the Songkran Festival may rise sharply. He has instructed the Ministry of Health and relevant departments to prepare for the response, and hoped that the public should pay attention to their symptoms for 7 to 10 days after the holiday. If you have symptoms such as cough, runny nose, and fever, you should seek medical attention immediately and report your activity track.

At-risk groups should be tested for antigen as soon as possible to check for the virus.

  Previously, the Bangkok Municipal Government also specially sent a letter to all units under its jurisdiction, requesting to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control during and after the Songkran Festival, to track and monitor the implementation of prevention and control measures in relevant public places approved to hold festival activities, and to control it at any time. Venues that hold events illegally without government authorization.

The relevant person in charge of the city said that the movement and gathering of people during the Songkran Festival may lead to a new round of outbreaks.

In addition to observing their own symptoms after the holiday, personnel of institutions under the jurisdiction of Bangkok City may also consider working from home as appropriate.

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