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No plans to order 24 hour curfew in Thailand: govt

 

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A Thai police officer wearing a protective face mask is seen at a checkpoint, as Thailand imposes a nationwide night curfew from Friday April 3, to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

There will be no extension to the current curfew in Thailand, the government said on Monday.

 

Over the weekend, rumours circulated on social media that an announcement of a 24 hour curfew was imminent.

 

However, two government officials on Monday said that there are no plans to order a 24 hour curfew any time soon.

 

In his daily media briefing, Mr. Natapanu Nopakun, Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed the government has no plans to order a 24 hour curfew at this time. 

 

Mr. Natapanu said the rumours began after the Ministry of Interior told provincial governors in Thailand to prepare themselves for a higher level of alert. 

 

The current hours of curfew from 10pm to 4am remain unchanged, Mr. Natapanu said. 

 

People in Thailand are urged to comply with the current curfew and only listen to official government updates regarding curfews and other measures introduced to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

The news comes as Thailand reported a dip in new COVID-19 cases compared to previous days.

 

Health officials on Monday announced 51 new cases and three deaths. 51 people have also been discharged having made a full recovery, bringing the total number of people discharged to 793.

 

 

Confirmation of no 24 hour curfew from approx 4mins.

 

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No 24-hour curfew soon: Interior Ministry

By THE NATION

 

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The Interior Ministry today (April 6) denied rumours that a 24-hour curfew will be announced soon, saying there is no current plan and that it has not issued any such order.

 

“The ministry recently dispatched an order to provincial governors to prepare five measures in case the Covid-19 situation escalates,” Deputy Interior Minister Niphon Bunyamanee said. “These preparations are not for an all-day curfew.”

 

The five measures are:

 

1) Prepare quarantine facilities for Thais who have returned from abroad.

 

2) Coordinate with local administration offices and related agencies regarding steps to prevent Covid-19 from spreading in communities.

 

3) Prepare food supplies and product distribution centres.

 

4) Ready personnel in case the curfew is extended or expanded.

 

5) Report the situation and all problems to the ministry’s Covid-19 centre.

 

“The authority to announce extension or expansion of the curfew rests with the Covid-19 Administration Centre at Government House,” he said.

 

“The Interior Ministry centre will be mainly responsible for making sure people in all provinces have access to necessary consumer products and medical supplies, while local agencies are ready to comply with any new government policies,” he added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385488

 

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No plan for 24-hour curfew yet

By THE NATION

 

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Government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat dismissed rumours that a 24-hour curfew will be declared this week, saying on Monday (April 6) that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has yet to make a decision on the matter.

 

She spoke amid growing speculation that the government will impose a round-the-clock curfew on April 10 to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

She said that the rumour was groundless, but that the government was prepared to take further action if the speed of the outbreak did not slow. She said people should listen only to official announcements from the government or the Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385492

 

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