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Since there's no lock down or curfew., what exactly did the OP expect anyway?

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2 hours ago, NanLaew said:

Since there's no lock down or curfew., what exactly did the OP expect anyway?

Because the govt has announced there will be hundreds of military and police checkpoints around the country to check people.  By check people I mean check their temp, should wear masks, inform they really should not be out unless absolutely necessary, etc.  And news media has been showing videos and photos of some of the checkpoints. 

 

It's just the govt has made it sound like it will be hard to avoid running into a checkpoint so just stay home.  But so far I have not run into any in western Bangkok or Nakhon Pathom province bordering western Bangkok....clear sailing.  But some in-laws in central Nakhon Pathom province told my Thai wife they do have some checkpoints there.

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Next Friday I am going alone to Sakon Nakhon for  my 90 days report;

I"ll therefore see if there are checkpoints on the four lane;
back and forth , I will have 200 km to do.

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OP,

  2 hrs & 30 mins from your Rayong starting point to central Bangkok is fast....traffic must have been really light.   A few months ago I did drive from western Bangkok to Amuang Rayong (the ID card office)....started out early in the morning....averaged 90 to 120kmh for much of they way but portions of the trip had heavy traffic...and it took me exactly 3 hours. 

  Today when I was out driving around my part of western Bangkok, for a Sunday the traffic is extremely light....haven't seen the traffic this light for many years.....most people are staying home.

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1 minute ago, Assurancetourix said:

I am going alone to Sakon Nakhon for  my 90 days report;

Can't you do it online (Thailand 4.0 🤣)  or send it by post office ?

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It must have been 20 years since I have used Internet Explorer anymore ... I would be too afraid that one or more viruses would destroy my little laptop;
far too many thai sites are veroles ..

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3 hours ago, NanLaew said:

Since there's no lock down or curfew., what exactly did the OP expect anyway?

There are supposed to be health checks on all provincial borders and self quarantining when passing a border aren't there? They even have health checks and the T8 form to show with passport to use the MRT in Bangkok that goes onto Nontaburi?!

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7 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

It must have been 20 years since I have used Internet Explorer anymore ... I would be too afraid that one or more viruses would destroy my little laptop;
far too many thai sites are veroles ..

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There are plenty of checkpoints in and around Bangkok. How regularly they are manned by anything more than orange traffic cones is another thing altogether.

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Good to hear. Was talking to a Thai friend today who lives on the border of Ratchaburi and Samut Songkhram provinces (house is much closer to Mae Khlong than Ratchaburi town) and she thinks she'll be thrown in 14-day quarantine if crossing that provincial border! She's so afraid of it that she made plans to start riding all the way up to Ratchaburi town to do her shopping. 

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22 hours ago, Pib said:

Because the govt has announced there will be hundreds of military and police checkpoints around the country to check people.

The government make many announcements.

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2 hours ago, Katipo said:

How regularly they are manned by anything more than orange traffic cones is another thing altogether.

Traffic cones don't have lunch breaks and finish at 5pm 🙂

 

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