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Thailand braces for COVID-19 spike after Songkran holiday

Field hospitals established near Bangkok and other population centers

A woman is administered Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine after hundreds of residents of Bangkok's Watthana district tested positive on April 7.    © Reuters

BANGKOK-Thailand expects a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases owing to the increase in domestic travel during Songkran, the four-day Thai lunar new year that began on April 12.

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