Thai police vow strict enforcement of ‘Curfew’ order

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More than 400 checkpoints have been set up across the country as part of the state of emergency measures.
More than 400 checkpoints have been set up across the country as part of the state of emergency measures.

BANGKOK– Thai police vow strict enforcement of curfew order, starting 10 pm on Friday in order to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.



Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday announced to plan to impose a nationwide curfew between 10 pm to 4 am, under the state of the emergency decree.

Spokesman of the Royal Thai Police Pol Lt General Piya Uthayo said police would intensify the works at more than 400 checkpoints that has since last week set up across the country as part of the state of emergency measures.

Now with the curfew in place, police would strictly enforce the measure and prosecute violators, he said.

In the Thursday’s announcement, Prayut said violators of the curfew order could face a two-year imprisonment and a fine up to THB 40,000.

Nevertheless, the order says some groups of people such as medical professionals and individuals granted permissions by security officers are exempted from the curfew.

Spokesman of the Royal Thai Police Pol Lt General Piya Uthayo.
Spokesman of the Royal Thai Police Pol Lt General Piya Uthayo.

The curfew decision is seen as an attempt to reduce the number of infections among young people who have kept socializing activities at night despite the Covid-19 outbreak. (TNA)

Huai Khwang police officer checks vehicles for their licenses and prerequisite of travels in efforts to enforce the national curfew law.
Huai Khwang police officer checks vehicles for their licenses and prerequisite of travels in efforts to enforce the national curfew law.