Thai PM says no lockdowns or curfews yet

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha assured today (Friday) that the government will not yet impose lockdowns or curfews in order to contain the COVID-19 spread, adding that he felt the pain…

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Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Buckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew in hopes of not repeating…

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A Kashmiri shopkeeper sits at the entrance of his half closed shop during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, July 27, 2020. Indian-controlled Kashmir’s economy is yet to recover from a colossal loss a year after New Delhi scrapped the disputed region’s autonomous status and divided it into two federally governed territories. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Curfew in parts of Kashmir ahead of revocation anniversary

Authorities clamped a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Shahid…

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This general view taken from the viewing platform of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel in Bangkok late April 29, 2020, shows illuminated intersecting highways, empty of vehicles after the start of a 22:00-04:00 curfew imposed in the Thai capital. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Curfew to be lifted on Monday as more restrictions are eased

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to lift the 11pm-3am curfew from Monday night, but to keep the country’s borders closed to all in-bound air, sea and…

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Thailand’s curfew shortened to 11pm till 3am from Monday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to shorten the night curfew by one hour, to 11pm until 3am effective June 1st. General Somsak Rungsita, secretary-general of the…

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Friday’s CCSA panel to consider easing lockdown restrictions

The curfew will definitely be shortened, restrictions on inter-provincial travel will be further eased and road checkpoints will be cut when the CCSA committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha,…

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Thailand considers shortening curfew hours to midnight until 4am

Thailand’s National Security Council (NSC) has been assigned, by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as the CCSA chief, to consider whether the current 11pm to 4am curfew can…

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Thailand extends state of emergency until end of June

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has endorsed the proposal of the National Security Council to extend the country’s current state of emergency until the end of June, as…

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Passengers attempt to observe social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they ride in a BTS commuter train during rush hour in Bangkok (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Seven new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand reported seven new COVID-19 infections today (Friday). All are Thai citizens who are in state quarantine after returning from Pakistan. There were no new fatalities.   These new infections…

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A woman fills a “Pantry of Sharing” with goods in Bangkok on May 13, 2020, as community pantries around the country multiply amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

One new COVID-19 case recorded as committee considers easing curfew

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 infection today, bringing the cumulative total to 3,018, and no new fatalities.   CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin praised public health volunteers in the northern…

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A general view shows an empty street in Bangkok on April 3, 2020, ahead of a nationwide night curfew aimed at stemming the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

CCSA to propose extension of state of emergency and curfew until end of May

The CCSA, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to extend the current state of emergency, due to expire on April 30th, until the end of May and to…

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18 foreign tourists arrested at party on Pha-ngan Island

Eighteen foreign tourists were today detained by Thai police for partying at a rented house on Pha-ngan Island, home to the popular full-moon parties, in violation of state of emergency…

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Thousands of Muay Thai fighters have been left out of work by the coronavirus

Coronavirus KO: Thai fighters in despair as rings fall silent

Training in masks, two metres apart, Thailand’s professional fighters are battling a new reality — shuttered gyms and cancelled tournaments after the coronavirus pandemic left them suddenly out of work….

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A man wearing a protective face mask waits for a bus at a market in Songkran holiday which marks the Thai New Year during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

29 new COVID-19 infections in Thailand

The daily rate of new coronavirus infections in Thailand has fallen again to 29 today, bringing the number of accumulated cases in the country to 2,672, with 1,593 recoveries and…

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PM asks public to cancel all Songkran-related activities

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged the Thai public not to take part in any Songkran-related activities next week, in a bid to prevent further spread of COVID-19.   In…

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A general view shows an empty street in Bangkok on April 3, 2020, ahead of a nationwide night curfew aimed at stemming the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand reports just 38 new COVID-19 cases – thanks to night curfew

Thailand’s new coronavirus infections fell to just 38 today, from yesterday’s 51, apparently as a result of the nationwide night-time curfew, which began on April 3rd. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin…

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International tourists, predominantly Russian nationals, enjoy the beach despite concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and restrictions for travellers at a resort in Phuket on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Phuket governor orders all hotels on the resort island closed

All hotels on Thailand’s popular resort island of Phuket have been ordered to close from Saturday until further notice. Governor Pakkapong Thaweepat issued the order today, in the wake of…

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Nation-wide curfew imposed from Friday night

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced a nation-wide curfew, from 10pm until 4am, effective from Friday night, as authorities in Thailand intensify their attempts to control the movement of people…

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PM Prayut imposes nation-wide curfew

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared a nation-wide curfew between 10 pm and 4 am, effective as of Friday in what is seen as the toughest measure to deal with…

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Emergency declared as government rolls out measures to help workers and businesses

The Thai government has declared a nationwide state of emergency in a stepped- up effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, which has so far affected 827 people and killed…

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A picture taken March 18, 2020 shows Riyadh’s closed Tiba Trade Centre in the Saudi capital after the desert kingdom’s authorities decided to close shopping centres, restaurants and public gardens as well as suspend work in the private sector as a precaution against COVID-19 coronavirus disease. – Saudi Arabia called today for a ‘virtual’ G20 summit over coronavirus. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)

Saudi imposes curfew to curb coronavirus spread, UAE suspends passengers flights

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will impose a nationwide curfew starting on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases, while the United Arab Emirates will…

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announces plans for a sweeping lockdown of the capital’s 12 million people, including a halt to domestic travel, in a bid to contain the deadly new coronavirus. (AFP)

Philippine capital to impose night-time curfew over virus

Manila will impose a night-time curfew in the city of 12 million, officials said Saturday, as the Philippines steps up efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The measure…

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One year partial curfew imposed in Deep South

A partial curfew will be imposed in Thailand’s restive Deep South for 12 months with effect from December 1st, 2019 according to an announcement in the Royal Gazette which appeared…

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FILE PHOTO: People attend a march in Causeway Bay in solidarity with the student protester who got shot by police with live ammunition in Hong Kong, China October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Hong Kong protesters rampage as police call for curfew

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong demonstrators clashed with police into the early hours of Thursday, throwing petrol bombs and venting their anger over the shooting of a teenager earlier…

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