Coronavirus tames Songkran celebration

14.04.2020 - 00:28

Thais celebrated the Lunar New Year in an unusually subdued way as the coronavirus kept them in their homes, without the customary boisterous water splashing and trips upcountry for family reunions. Places usually chaotic with water splashing and the exchange of water gunfire, like Silom and Khao San roads in Bangkok, were quiet after the government cancelled the Songkran festival holiday to keep Covid-19 at bay.

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