Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

Songkran will be postponed, says government

The government said it plans to postpone the traditional Songkran New Year holiday due in April in an effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The step is being taken to curb the movement of people, whether for local or overseas trips, Ratchada Thanadirek, a government spokesperson, said on Twitter on Monday. The holiday will no longer fall on April 13 to April 15, but new dates weren’t announced.

Thailand on Sunday reported its biggest daily spike in confirmed cases of the disease known as Covid-19, stoking fears that it’s on the cusp of a larger outbreak.


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