Bangkok Enters Hard Lockdown With Hospitals Full

The Associated Press reports:

Thailand’s already locked down capital shut parks and the few remaining public places available to residents Friday, as the country registered a new high of coronavirus infections.

The near-total restriction on movements in the capital came as the prime minister demanded officials find ways to get the sick into hospitals after people with COVID-19 were found dead on the streets of Bangkok.

Nearly 4,000 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units Friday, including 900 on ventilators, said Apisamai Srirangsan, deputy spokesperson for the government’s COVID-19 Administration Center. Meanwhile, more than 20,000 people in the Bangkok region were waiting on COVID-19 treatment beds.

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