Thailand Begins to Ease COVID-19 Lockdown
The Thai Cabinet approved a one-month extension of the Emergency Decree (until May 31st) BUT relaxation of some restrictions.
The cabinet are in process of approving national wide eases on COVID-19 "Lockdown"
COVID-19 Cases Update:
UPDATE (1 May 2020): - 6* new confirmed COVID19 cases (2,960 total) - 32 more discharged (2,719) - 187 in hospital - no new deaths (54) *lowest daily rate since 11 March
The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority is *PLANNING* to open 8 selected places and businesses this coming Friday - BUT it's subject to further consultations with The Department of Disease Control which is underway now. So some details may change.
Domesic Flights are set to resume from May 15th but with strict conditions:
These domestic airlines are reportedly planning to be flying from 1 May: Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Thai VietJet Air, Thai Lion Air (not Phuket) and Nok Air (all routes). From 1 June, Thai Airways (international) and Thai Smile (domestic).
International Flights Update:
Incoming international flights restricted until May 31st
Outoing will run a few a day by EVA Air, British Airways and Ethiad Airlines.
Phuket’s ‘Tambon Lockdown’ to ease
The “Tambon Lockdown”, brought into effect on Apr 13, prohibited any non-essential travel between any of Phuket’s 17 subdistricts in the hope of preventing the spread of the virus.
The announcement to lift the lockdown followed the meeting of the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee earlier today (Apr 28).
The areas that will remain under quarantine are:
- Patong: Bangla Rd
- Cherng Talay: Bang Tao Moo Baan 2, 3 and 5
- Koh Kaew: Moo Baan Prachasamakhee, in Moo 2– All three areas to have checkpoints on the roads into and out of the area, proactive screening and strict measures for residents to refrain from leaving their homes
- Rassada: Moo 2, Soi Bang Chee Lao
- Chao Fa Garden Village, in Wichit– both areas to have proactive screening and strict measures for residents to refrain from leaving their homes
“In this regard, people are asked to still strictly follow public health guidelines, which include wearing a face mask in public at all times, to wash their hands often and maintain social distance from other people” said the announcement posted by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket)