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Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to curb coronavirus

BANGKOK Thailand may require a nationwide night-time blackout from Friday to try and curb the development of the coronavirus, the pm said on Thursday, adding that folks i’ll adapt to make it through.

The 10 p.m.-4 a.m. curfew, which will escape in the future, happens to be the latest amount due to government to really reduce activities and have mankind remain at home wherever possible.

Exceptions comprise those men and women driving medical supplies and doctors going to and from work, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said.

“We prioritise health over freedom,” said Prayuth, a retired army broad whom seized capability in a very very the year overthrow was re-installed currently being a post-war prime minister following a contested general vote with a season ago.

“We might not feel as comfortable as before, but we all need to adapt for survival and have social responsibility, so that we can make it through this crisis.”

Prayuth also said he would ensure that hospices acquire the necessities they need, stating medical staff due to the fact the “vanguard” against an “imperceptible problem”.

In a televised address, Prayuth also asked all Thai citizens abroad to “setback” returning to Thailand until after April 15 in a bid to stop imported cases.

Since March 1, Thailand has seen rising numbers of cases who became infected abroad before returning to Thailand and has put nearly 2,000 people who came into contact with them into quarantine.

Last week, Thailand closed all border crossings for everyone except for Thai nationals, diplomats and their families, and foreigners with permits allowing them to work in Thailand.