The nationwide curfew announced yesterday by Thailand Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, will begin tonight with harsh penalties for anyone who breaks the new rules.
Anyone who violates the curfew, which will remain in place for two weeks, can face a fine of up to 40,000 baht and/or two years in prison.
People may not leave their homes between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am with the exception of medical and banking personnel, employees working night shifts, officials, and some other people.
The Prime Minister requested that people remain calm and not to stock up on items such as food because they can still leave their homes during the day.
Stricter requirements and existing rules in provinces, such as Phuket which is in lockdown, will remain in place.
The Prime Minister also mentioned the new rules regarding the closure of Thailand’s borders for two weeks. He said the government needs time to prepare:
“In the meantime, agencies will prepare the venues and coordinate with Thai embassies to ensure all Thais returnees will be quarantined and get proper medical checks.”
The new travel ban doesn’t apply to people who have already received permission to travel to Thailand.
Source: Bangkok Post