11 July 2024

The Thai government may impose a 24-hour curfew, if the rate of new COVID-19 infections does not slow substantially to a satisfactory level, after a week of the 10pm-4am now in effect.

 

Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat said today that the Government will assess the results of the nationwide partial curfew, if the it is not having the desired effect, the Government may take the drastic step to curb the pandemic.

She said that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha does not want to resort to such a “bitter pill”, which would not be required if the public cooperates fully with the advice to stay at home and to observe strict social distancing.

 

Meanwhile, the Nonthaburi provincial health office is seeking passengers from Thai Airways International’s TG917 flights, from London to Bangkok, on March 27th and 28th.

The passengers are asked to contact the health office immediately on 061-3945402 or 061-3945403, because three passengers were found to be infected with the deadly virus.

All crew members on those TG917 flights have already been quarantined.