HUA HIN — Authorities on Friday moved to secure cities hit by a wave of bomb attacks during the past 24 hours that killed four people in the west and south of Thailand.
They moved to seal Hua Hin, which was first hit Thursday night and again Friday morning, by closing the main road into town.
Read: Mother’s Day Attacks: Bombs Hit 5 Thai Provinces, Killing 4
People were said to be staying home on what had been a holiday marking Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday. Markets and other places people gather were urged to remain closed.
All airports remained open with heightened security at some.
Here’s what we know about some of the affected areas.
Please let us know of others.
- Mother’s Day celebrations may be canceled
- Department stores instructed to close
- Petchkasem Road into Hua Hin’s downtown has been closed. Commuters are urged to use alternative routes in.
- Tourist attractions such as the Cicada Market, Hua Hin Market Village, Seenspace Hua Hin and night markets were closed Friday
- Mother’s Day evening parade is canceled.
- Checkpoints at several roads leading to other nearby provinces.
- Police randomly check cars heading to Phuket International Airport
- Krabi Pedestrian Night Market is ordered to shut down Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Security status raised at Phuket International Airport
- Restaurants are temporarily closed
- Many roads are closed, checkpoints take place
- Only few tourists at Patong Beach, walking along the beach and swimming in the sea.
- Patong’s department store Jungceylon still opens as usual, however, the venue has lifted up security system with security guards.
- Police Chief Chakthip Chaijnda ordered tighter security at sensitive areas such as embassies, shopping malls and the Erawan Shrine where a bomb killed 20 people one year ago this month.