The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, on Sunday extended lockdown measures until the end of August in a bid to tackle the fast-spreading Delta variant
In addition, the CCSA also increased the number of provinces in the “dark red” zone from 13 to 29. The 29 provinces are: Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chonburi, Chachoengsao, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Ratchasima, Narathiwat, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachinburi, Pattani, Ayutthaya, Phetchaburi, Phetchabun, Yala, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lopburi, Songkhla, Singburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Saraburi, Suphanburi and Ang Thong.
Meanwhile, restaurants and food kiosks inside department stores and community malls are now allowed to provide delivery and take-home services.
Separately, the CCSA held discussions on procuring 30 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines within this year.