PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says Loy Krathong festivals will be allowed

NOTE: This article was edited on November 1.
Thailand’s annual Loy Krathong celebrations have been given the “okay” by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, however beneath some restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The Thai vacation is on the 12th full moon within the lunar calendar, which falls on November 19 this 12 months. Krathongs created from banana tree trunks and embellished with leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks are floated on rivers and lakes as offerings to the water goddess.
In Chiang Mai, Loy Krathong coincides with the Yi Peng Festival where sky lanterns are launched into the air. This yr, sky lanterns and fireworks are prohibited. Alcohol is also not allowed on the occasions. Those celebrating must also abide by the standard practices of sporting masks and social distancing.
Astonishing must ensure Covid-19 prevention measures are set no less than every week earlier than the events. The Thai Chana app is required to be used at the entrance to all Loy Krathong events in order to assist contact tracing in the occasion of an outbreak. Organisers should arrange stations for checking temperatures and offering hand sanitiser. Restrooms on site must be cleaned each one to two hours.
Traffic administration must also be thought-about to prevent crowding on roads and marinas or waterways resulting in Loy Krathong occasions..

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