Curfew could be shortened or ended, says PM Prayut


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday that curfew in 29 Dark Red Zone provinces including Bangkok may either be shortened or canceled.

The premier made the announcement on the day restrictions in Dark Red Zones were relaxed, allowing restaurants and some shops to reopen.

According to Prayut, Covid-19 infection rates were being closely monitored as authorities think of their next move.

On Wednesday, new cases dropped for the 16th day in a row, falling to below 15,000, The Nation reported.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CSSA), said Prayut, will speak to nightlife business owners about lifting more restrictions. However, he said he was still concerned about people flocking to venues, the report added.

Prayut said ending or reducing the 9pm — 4am curfew was now under consideration.

“In the meantime, we are monitoring infection rates closely,” he said. “[Nightlife] associations or entrepreneurs will need to talk with the CCSA before the information is passed on to public health and medical officials.”

Source: The Nation

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