No curfew after Oct 31 in Bangkok, 17 other tourist provinces


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha signed the order that lifts the curfew in 17 provinces, including Bangkok, from October 31.

The order which was published in the Royal Gazette on Thursday, states that the curfew will end at 11 pm on October 31 in provinces that are under maximum and strict control but are popular among tourists.

Curfew will be lifted in:

• Bangkok
• Krabi
• Chonburi (Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Sri Racha, Koh Sichang districts)
• Chiang Mai (Muang, Doi Tao, Mae Rim and Mae Taeng districts)
• Trat (Koh Chang)
• Buri Ram (Muang district)
• Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin and Nong Khae)
• Phang Nga
• Phetchaburi (Cha-am)
• Phuket
• Ranong (Koh Payam)
• Rayong (Koh Samet)
• Loei (Chiang Khan)
• Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi Airport)
• Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Koh Pha-ngan and Koh Tao)
• Nong Khai (Muang, Sangkhom, Sri Chiang Mai and Tha Bo)
• Udon Thani (Muang, Ban Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yoong, Nong Han and Prachak Silapakhom districts)

Public gatherings in reopening zones will be capped at 500. Entertainment venues like pubs, bars and karaoke outlets will remain closed, though operators have been told they can start making preparations to reopen soon.

Source: The Nation

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