Songkhla prohibits the govt officials from leaving province


Songkhla Governor Jaruwat Kliangklao has barred civil service and government officials from leaving the province to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 


The official document issued on April 28 has been submitted to supervisors of all local government organisations in Songkhla province. 

To leave, every official needs permission from the governor acting as chairman of the provincial emergency administration and explain the need in a document to do so. 

People who travel to any county that has a high risk of Covid-19 must be quarantined within 14 days.


Drought hits 27 regions, fleet of water trucks deployed 


A total of 27 provinces across the country have reported they are suffering drought conditions, Monton Sudprasert, director general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said on Wednesday (April 29). Of the drought-hit provinces, seven are in the North, 10 in the Northeast, and the remaining 10 in the Central and Western regions. 

The areas suffering include 157 districts, 830 subdistricts, five municipalities, and 7,220 municipalities, he said. 

The department, together with the Army and relevant agencies, are delivering water by truck to communities worst-hit by water shortages. It is also waging a campaign to promote the conservation of water.