The government imposed a nationwide curfew between 10pm and 4am from April 3 to April 30 as a measure to combat coronavirus transmission.
The memo, marked ‘urgent,’ told provincial governments to prepare local quarantine areas, store food, and necessities, prepare field hospitals and make sure locals understand the government measures.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) issued an announcement on 1 April 2020, ordering convenience stores in Bangkok to be closed from 00.00 to 05.00 hr.
Although people are not prohibited from traveling, they have been urged not to travel during this time for the sake of public health.
Here is the unofficial translation of the statement by the Prime Minister.
The five provinces following Bangkok are Samut Prakarn, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi and Pathumthani.
Those who violate the closure order are liable to a jail term of up to one year and/or a fine of up to 100,000 Baht.