Bangkok will close all schools, daycare centers for both children and seniors, preschools and tutoring centers from January 4 to 17. Other public facilities will be closed beginning tomorrow. This comes as the authorities tighten measures to reduce the spread of a new wave of COVID-19.
Italy registers 37,809 new cases in the past 24 hours, its single-day record since the start of the pandemic. In addition, the country reports 446 new deaths, the highest single-day number since April as four Italian regions enter lockdown.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told Italian lawmakers he will announce new restrictions that would vary by region but would include a "late evening" curfew for many regions. Therefore, high schools across the country will move to full-time distance learning and shopping malls will close on weekends.
Italy registers 7,332 new cases in the last 24 hours, a new record for a single day since the pandemic began and surpassing the previous record of 6,557 cases that reported in March, when the country was still in lockdown.
Italy reports 2,844 new cases in the last 24 hours as swab tests conducted by the country remain steady at over 100,000. It is the highest number of reported cases since April, when the country was still in lockdown.