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Thailand announces new restrictions in Bangkok, other provinces

Ban on dine-in, gathering of over 20 people to be implemented from Monday

A restaurant owner smokes a cigarette while she sits in an empty Khaosan Road In Bangkok COVID-19 outbreak in April.  In the capital and five surrounding provinces, restaurant dine-ins will be banned from Monday.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Thailand on Sunday announced new restrictions centred around its capital in a bid to tackle the country's worst coronavirus outbreak.

The new measures, which will be implemented for 30 days from Monday, include a ban on restaurant dine-ins in Bangkok, the capital, and five surrounding provinces, according to a document published in the country's royal gazette.

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