The Committee on COVID-19 Situation Administration, during its meeting on 9 July 2021 chaired by Prime Minister and Defense Minster General Prayut Chan-o-cha, decided to impose a curfew in 10 provinces to be effective from 12 July 2021 onwards, in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The 10 provinces, which are in the “maximum and strict COVID-19 control zone,” include Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Songkhla.
Under the curfew, local residents are prohibited from leaving their dwelling places, from 21.00 to 04.00 hr of the following day, except in case of necessity.
The following strict measures will also be imposed temporarily, starting from 12 July:
– Work from home encouraged for government offices, state enterprises, and the private sector;
– Public transport to stop operating from 21.00 to 04.00 hr;
– Convenience stores and all-night markets to close from 20.00 to 04.00 hr;
– Department stores, shopping centers, and community malls to be closed, except for supermarkets, food and beverage shops, banks, financial institutions, pharmacies, communication service shops, and vaccination venues, which may stay open until 20.00 hr;
– Food and beverage shops may open until 20.00 hr; it is prohibited to eat and drink in these places;
– Massage shops, spas, and beauty clinics to be closed;
– Public parks may open for exercise until 20.00 hr;
– Gatherings of more than five people are prohibited, except for religious functions and traditional activities;
These measures will be imposed for at least 14 days, or until the COVID-19 situation improves.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department