The Thai Government will meet tomorrow to decide on a range of issues relating to the extended emergency decree that was announced earlier today.
It is expected that they will decide to announce an extension of the night curfew between 10 pm and 4 am that has been in place since the beginning of the month.
They are also expected to announce that all public holidays in May will be canceled. There are four public holidays scheduled for May:
- Labor Day on May 1st
- Coronation Day on May 4th
- Visakha Bucha Day on May 6th
- Pheut Mongkol or Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day on May 11th
As the public holidays fall within close proximity of each other, the government is concerned that people may take the opportunity to travel and see their families if the holidays are observed.
The government will also discuss the possibility of using a zoning system to reopen certain provinces that haven’t recorded any cases of coronavirus for a specific amount of time.
There has been a color-coding system announced by the government already, however, it remains unclear whether they will proceed with that system or an alternative to determine whether provinces with no covid-19 cases may reopen certain types of businesses.
It is likely that some provinces which have had no coronavirus cases in the past 14 days will be granted permission to ease restrictions unless they report new covid-19 cases in the meantime.
Source: Bangkok Post