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Curfew could be cut by an hour next week

THE National Security Council said today (24.5.2020) that an ad hoc committee on enforcing measures against Covid-19 outbreak would on May 27 consider both phase 3 easing of the lockdown and shortening the curfew by an hour, PostToday reported.

Gen Somsak Rungsita, the council’s secretary general, said the committee’s decision on whether to maintain curfew at 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. or shortening it to midnight to 4 a.m. would be tabled to the full Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting on May 29 which will be considering the phase 3 easing of the lockdown expected to start on June 1.

He added that he could not say which businesses would be released from the lockdown as information from the Public Health Ministry, input form business operators, economic data and the people’s basic needs would have to be considered.

However the same principles used in the phase 2 easing, that is safety in prevention of the spread of coronavirus, would be applied.

Gen Somsak also pointed out that phase 3 and 4 easing are of higher risk than phase 2.


Top: An empty road in Bangkok during the curfew hours. Photo: PostToday

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