Emergency extended for another month, nighttime curfew to stay


The Cabinet at the moment resolved to extend the State of Emergency by another month starting May 1, in a move to prevent Covid-19 from spreading further, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (April 28). 

He added that the 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew would also be maintained. 

The Cabinet also took the decision not to postpone public holidays in May. 

Prayut said a number of restrictions would remain, but others would be relaxed. 

The government clamped the State of Emergency on March 26 until April 30 and imposed a 10pm to 4am curfew on April 3. 



Egg deficiency easing 

Egg shortage appears to be easing after prices plunge at Bangkok retail store. 

A rack of 30 eggs was found discounted from Bt89 to Bt49 at Makro’s Srinakarin store. 

Thai Egg Merchant Trade Association president Suthasin Amruek said he was not surprised to see this low price, when various products have now become overabundant in the market. 

He wanted the Commerce Minister to allow the export of eggs again after these exports were previously banned so production could meet domestic demand during Covid-19 panic buying.