09 March 2020 – Suspended large cultural gatherings

Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Director General of the Department of Disease Control, Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, in partnership with the National Communicable Diseases Committee, encouraged the suspension of Songkran festivals and all associated public gatherings to the Governors of all provinces.

All cultural rites were recommended to be performed at home, and those in urban areas were recommended to avoid returning to hometowns during the festival.
Full details here: https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/file/news/news_no77_120463.pdf