Thai Government Will Impose A 24 Hour Curfew If Covid-19 Situation Worsens

The Government of Thailand may extend the existing nationwide curfew to 24 hours if the Covid-19 situation worsens. This announcement by government spokesperson, Narumon Pinyosinwat, comes just a few days after Thailand announced its 10pm to 4am night-time curfew that is effective today, 3rd April 2020.

The Existing Nationwide Curfew Restricts Anyone From Leaving Their Homes Except For Essential Services

Photo: The Star (Website)

The existing night-time curfew that has been effective sinceĀ 3rd April 2020, restricts anyone from leaving their homes except for essential services. The exempted services include transport of goods, medical supplies, and medical personnel.

The Government Is Finding More Stringent Ways To Contain The Virus

In addition to the curfew, the Thai government has encouraged its civilians to do their part by wearing face masks, sanitizing their hands and keeping a distance from each other. The government has even put stickers on seats of buses and trains to indicate “no seat zones”.

Man wearing face mask walking down an alley of closed shops
Photo: Anadolu Agency (Website)

Sources: The Nation Thailand, The Star Malaysia

Also Read: Thailand Implements Nationwide Night Curfew Starting 3 April 2020

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