Good morning and welcome to the roundup of all the most important headlines that you may have missed from the past 24 hours. Let’s jump right in!
Korat eases covid-19 restrictions
Korat has joined Chonburi in easing coronavirus restrictions after the northeastern province went 16 days without any new virus cases.
The province will reduce the number of night curfew checkpoints from 53 to 25 in addition to lowering the number of screening points in the province to just two.
Government prepares for “zoning” plan to reopen some provinces
The Thai Government has separated all provinces into five groups based on their coronavirus statistics.
The five groups – red, orange, light orange, light green, and green – may determine which provinces are allowed to reopen and resume business at the end of the current state of emergency on May 1st.
You can see the full list of categories and provinces here.
Visa amnesty is official until July 31st
The visa amnesty allowing the automatic extension of numerous visa types until July 31st is now official.
The order was wriiten in the Royal Gazette yesterday making it law and providing relief to the thousands of stranded tourists across Thailand.
We have provided full details of the amnesty and who it applies to here.
New coronavirus cases remain low
Yesterday saw only 15 new coronavirus cases announced by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration.
There were also no new deaths while the total number of recoveries has almost reached 2,500. Only 314 patients remain in hospital.
Bangkok, Phuket, and Nonthaburi are the three most infected provinces.
The government praised people’s cooperation as the reason for the continued low official numbers.