4-day weekend still on after cabinet refuses to punt holidays

A file photo of the royal ploughing ceremony in Thailand. Photo: Tris_T7 / Wikimedia Commons
A file photo of the royal ploughing ceremony in Thailand. Photo: Tris_T7 / Wikimedia Commons

For what it’s worth, Friday will remain a holiday – as will Monday and two other days this month, after the cabinet this afternoon turned down a proposal to postpone them, according to local news outlets. 

By rejecting the national COVID-19 task force’s proposal, the cabinet on Tuesday preserved this months four national holidays – Labor Day on May 1, Coronation Day on May 4, Visakha Bucha Day on May 6 and the ploughing ceremony on May 11 – would go forward unchanged.

It did urge the public to remain at home and avoid traveling between provinces during the holidays to help contain the coronavirus.

Health officials on Tuesday reported another seven cases, making for a total of 2,938 confirmed infections and 54 fatalities since the outbreak began. Pinning down actual numbers remains difficult due to very limited testing.


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