The Thai Government has penned July 1st as the date when all restrictions for businesses and activities will end according to the National Security Council Secretary-General, Gen Somsak Rungsita.
The current state of emergency ends on June 30th and it is unlikely that it will be extended beyond that date pending no significant increase of coronavirus figures over the next month.
The plan to lift restrictions includes travel both between provinces in Thailand and internationally coming into Thailand. However, the flight ban will not be lifted before June 30th.
The end of the emergency decree will also mean an end to the night curfew which will be shortened from June 1st to finish at 3 am instead of 4 am.
Gen Rungsita emphasized that people must continue to cooperate with the hygiene and disease prevention measures in place as Thailand begin lifting more restrictions. He said:
“Authorities will have serious discussions because after the emergency decree ends, other laws will be used instead.
People’s cooperation is important. This concerns the use of face masks, social distancing, hand wash, and limited activities. As long as the disease is spreading worldwide, we will have to fight against it for a while.”
The third phase of easing restrictions is due to begin on June 1st and will include longer mall opening hours, fewer restrictions for inter-provincial travel, and the reopening of some businesses including massage parlors.
The final list of businesses that can reopen on June 1st will be announced by the Thai Government tomorrow during their daily coronavirus briefing.
Source: Bangkok Post