The Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced on 2 April 2020 a curfew for Thailand starting this Friday (03 April 2020) from 22.00-04.00. To limit the spread of Covid-19 Thais will have to remain inside during these hours. There are exemptions for medical personnel, Thailand Post employees, and more. People who are still working night shifts and people heading to or leaving from Airports are allowed exemption with the required documents. Those who do not fall into the exemptions and leave during the curfew time without legitimate reasoning are facing imprisonment for no more than 2 years, or a fine not exceeding 4,000 THB or both.
The people are recommended to stay at home unless necessary even during the day. Food stalls, convenience stores, and supermarkets will remain open as usual before curfew therefore the people do not need to stock up on large amounts of food. When leaving the house make sure to practice social distancing. The PM stated that there are enough medical personnel and medical equipment to take care of all Covid-19 cases. If it is required, then apartments and hotels will come into consideration for the future. The main goal right now is to protect and help the health of the people.
There are currently limitations to traveling across provinces and related government sections are taking care of the safety. Several provinces have taken stronger measures against the Coronavirus and have already announced operating times for certain businesses. The people might not be used to these limitations, but it is all for our survival and a matter of the public. In order to pass through this time, we must have consideration towards others. When leaving your residents to get food, be strict in practicing social distancing.
As for foreigners entering the nations, there are no tourists coming in at this moment. Thais are returning home and those falling into exceptions such as those with working permits in Thailand, diplomatic corps, embassies and consulates, and flight crews. As for Thais that are still abroad the government is doing their best to find a solution.
FB Caption: The Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced on 2 April 2020 a curfew for Thailand starting this friday (03 April 2020) from 22.00-04.00.
Source: INN News