The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced today that there will be no 24-hour curfew if people comply with the current 10 pm to 4 am restrictions and the number of coronavirus cases continues to drop.
Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that speculation about a 24-hour curfew had been “misinterpreted” and the government was simply preparing disease control measures in advance.
While this counters other statements made last week, he went on to say:
“If you can do it and the number of new infections falls, there will not be any other measures. But if the figure continues to rise, existing measures will be considered as inadequate, and more measures may be necessary.”
There were many curfew violations recorded overnight. Some 919 people were detained by police across the country, while a further 79 people had gathered inside residences in a way that may spread the infection.
Charges were pressed against 708 people with warnings issued for the others. However, a government notice to provincial governors has asked them to ensure all violators are prosecuted sternly from now on.
Today, the number of covid-19 cases halved when compared to Sunday. However, many cases are still being investigated and may appear in tomorrow’s figures.
Source: Bangkok Post | Photo: AsiaPortal