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Thai officials have yet to set regulations on the massive water celebrations for Songkran, the Thai New Year, but the Public Health Ministry is recommending dry activities for the traditional ceremonies. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the ministry is advising that Thais avoid the traditional act known as “rod nam dam hua,” where water is poured on the hands of relatives, mainly the elderly, as a blessing. Instead of the water ritual, Thais are being asked to bow, while maintaining a safe social distance. Those travelling home during the holiday, which runs from April 13 to 17, are urged […]

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2 hours ago, Thaiger said:

Instead of the water ritual, Thais are being asked to bow, while maintaining a safe social distance.

Ridiculous. It will hardly make any difference since people will be spending the holiday tightly together during meals etc.

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Just now, DoUKnowWhoIAm said:

Ridiculous. It will hardly make any difference since people will be spending the holiday tightly together during meals etc.

No its not, I will have a clean car, no powder, no stuff that eats the paint, plus Mrs.T on her Yamaha will be a bit safer.....🥳

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If they want to spoil everything as are almost doing, to make it completely dry they will need to ban alcohol. These people are plain idiots as either ban all or nothing. You would think they suggest a little water pouring and then a spray of alcohol to kill the virus on the hands, oir alcohol wipe, pour, alocohol wipe.

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1 hour ago, Prosaap said:

And after there is a pike in covid and they will find a way to blame it on the tourist

I prefer chicken in aspic, personally.😃

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