The government has announced that it has set July 1st, 2020 as the date most likely for the lifting of all business and activity lockdowns imposed under the emergency decree used to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, said the National Security Council chief today in Bangkok
The lifting of restrictions does also includes all travel within thailand and international travel and the end of the emergency decree and lifting of the curfew.
NSC secretary-general Gen Somsak Rungsita said on Thursday that the lifting of these restrictions would be a total reopening of the whole country. Officials will meet next month and prepare all the measures needed for the full reopening. Other laws will still be used to help with the fight against the potential spread but the emergency decree will be lifted.
He said that people’s cooperation is very important which will include wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing, and limiting some activities because as long as the disease is still active worldwide we have to be vigilant and keep fighting against it for a while.
The third phase of the relaxations is to take place at the beginning of June which is just a few days away and in this phase, we will see the opening of more businesses and activities which are still not allowed at the moment. The CCSA will meet this Friday and finalize the details on which businesses can open and under what conditions they will be allowed to open.
Also from next month the curfew hours would be shortened from 11 pm – 4 am to midnight – 4 am and more inter-provincial travel restrictions would be lifted in the third phase.
Business operators and the customers would need to use the Thai Chana mobile app for checking in and out of the premises they visit since the businesses allowed to reopen in this stage will be medium to high-risk businesses.
Movie theaters will not be opening in this phase but it has been said this is not because the government won’t allow it but because they just don’t have any new movie releases to show in the theaters.