Passengers wear masks to prevent COVID-19 at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok (Photo: VNA)

The embassy also advised the citizens to avoid public places, big gatherings, and refrain from travelling between localities, especially to high-risk areas, as warned by the Thai government.

Citizens needing help in case of emergency can contact the Vietnamese Embassy citizen protection hotlines at (66) 898 966 653 or (66) 26 508 979.

The latest COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has spread to 45 out of the 77 provinces. On December 29, Thailand recorded 155 new COVID-19 cases, including 134 infections among the community, 11 among migrant workers and 10 in quarantine facilities, raising the accumulated total in Thailand to 6,440. The national death toll rose by one to 61.

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha called upon people to stay at home over the New Year holidays and only travel in urgent necessity, amid the complex development of the COVID-19 pandemic./.