BANGKOK (NNT) – After the government announced the extension of the State of Emergency for another month until 31st May, Permanent Secretary for the Interior Chatchai Phromlert, issued an urgent letter to provincial governors calling on them to continue enforcing measures and orders previously made late yesterday evening.
The letter stated that enforcement should continue from 1st May, while all provinces should wait for further policies from the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) before issuing any further announcements or orders around easing any Covid-19 restrictions to ensure a unified national direction.
This means that all prior orders and Covid19 restrictions set by province and measures will continue until further notice of the CCSA.
Additionally, the National Office of Buddhism is asking all provinces to cancel or postpone religious activities celebrating Wisakha Bucha day on 6th May to prevent large gatherings.
Prime Minister’s Office Minister Tewan Liptapallop, said today faithful Buddhists are still allowed to engage in religious activities such as alms giving, merit making, and candlelight processions, however they must maintain a distance between one another for safety.
Source: NNT with some additional material by the Pattaya News.