The second phase of easing the country’s lockdown will start on May 17, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Thursday (May 7).
He added that the National Security Council secretary had revealed the timeline of the second phase but the government will assess the situation and people’s compliance with preventive measures from May 8-12 and review related information on May 13.
The guidelines for the easing in the second phase will be drafted on May 14, which will be presented for consideration to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The second phase of easing will likely be announced and started on May 17.
Taweesin added that the second phase of easing is expected to involve big businesses and mass gathering.
The country started the first phase of easing on May 3.