“As of yesterday there were 18 confirmed case in the province,” he said.
“Nakhon Ratchasima Communicable Disease Committee therefore agreed to halt all Songkran-related activities, close 29 reservoirs and prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages from now until April 20.”
Nakhon Ratchasima’s man-made and natural water reservoirs are renowned beauty spots. They are especially popular during Songkran, when Thai and foreign tourists flock to the reservoirs to camp and swim as a way of escaping the summer heat.
Also known as Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima is a gateway to 20 provinces in the Northeast, making it a risky area for Covid-19 infection as a large number of travellers need to pass through to get to their destinations.