Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has warned that a 24-hour curfew will be imposed if citizens do not stay at home as the number of coronavirus cases across the country continues to rise.
The Ministry announced another 143 confirmed new cases of the virus today, bringing the total number of covid-19 cases in Thailand up to 1,388. The figure has jumped from yesterday’s announcement of 109 new infections.
In addition, another death was announced today, taking the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Thailand up to 7.
The latest figures display cases of covid-19 in 57 Thai provinces with Bangkok at the top of the list with 515 cases. Nonthaburi is second with 58 and Phuket, which recently had a nighttime curfew imposed, is third with 53.
The Thai Government is stepping up its fight against the spread of the infection by increasing checkpoints around the country to reduce the number of people returning to the provinces.
The Public Health Ministry warned stricter restrictions are possible, saying:
“People should stay at their places and stop social activities for a week. A 24-hour curfew may have to be imposed if people continue to ignore our warnings.”