The Prime Minister spoke this afternoon following the cabinet meeting and disappointed the masses with no news on easing measures to allow businesses to begin reopening.
Wait for further official announcements was all that was said on that front.
So far, most closure decisions have been made by provincial governors and lifting those restrictions might not come at a national level as TV news hosts and armchair pundits speculated would happen today.
Here is a brief summary of the latest CONFIRMED updates on the current situation in Thailand:
– The state of emergency has been extended for another month until May 31st 2020.
– The nationwide curfew from 10pm-4am continues until further notice.
– The four upcoming public holidays in May – Labour Day (1st), Coronation Day (4th), Visakha Bucha Day (6th) and the Royal Ploughing Ceremony (11th) will NOT be postponed.
– The Civil Aviation Authority Of Thailand has extended the ban on inbound international passenger flights until 31st May 2020.
– Land, sea and air borders remain closed until at least May 31st 2020 with the exception of Thai citizens returning home – all will be quarantined for 14-days at government-run facilities.
The information above answers very few questions people are asking such as when with the ban on the sale of alcohol be lifted? When will bars and restaurants reopen? When can I fly into Thailand to see my girlfriend/wife/family and what medical certificates will I need?
The reality is, right now nobody knows until official announcements are made by either the government or provincial governors.
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