The cabinet today accepted the government’s proposal to extend the emergency decree until the end of June, taking Thailand’s state of emergency into its third month.
Last week, the National Security Council concluded that the state of emergency should continue until at least June 30th, forwarding their recommendation to the government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
The CCSA agreed with the conclusion drawn by the National Security Council and following cabinet approval today have formally extended the emergency decree.
Under the decree, the government has the power to implement rules and laws such as banning inter-provincial travel, closing down businesses, and implementing a nationwide curfew.
However, despite the extension of the curfew, the government will push ahead with “phase three” of easing restrictions that will allow more businesses and facilities to reopen under strict measures.
It is also possible that the night curfew hours will be reduced further and begin at midnight rather than 11 pm.
The CCSA said that all resolutions will be considered at a meeting on Friday when there will be new guidelines for businesses announced along with any changes to the night curfew.
The government will also consider the proposal to allow domestic tourism to start again on June 1st, with people allowed to travel within their own province for the first two weeks followed by inter-provincial tourism thereafter.
Source: The Nation