Thailand requested the government to contemplate if the state of emergency should be extended or not. The government assured to consider the situation on next Tuesday, 28th April.
The nation declared a state of emergency till 30th April with strict measures being introduced such as curfews, shop closures, restricted movement
The Thai premier says that the government will weigh over these measures next week, adding that some curbs may be eased but there will be no timeline for that.
On March 25, the Royal Thai Government declared a national state of emergency, effective March 26, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand. Most restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues are closed except for food delivery, supermarkets, restaurants’ delivery service providers and food markets, drug stores, convenience stores, banks, and other stores selling necessary items.
Several provinces have closed their borders, requested most hotels to close, and have instituted additional restrictions on movement within the province. Thai law controlling emergency situations gives the Prime Minister’s
Office broad authorities, and more emergency measures further restricting movements and activities in Thailand may be announced at any time. Under the state of emergency, provincial governments are also empowered to institute any legal measure they determine necessary to combat the spread of the virus.