Because of falling numbers: Thailand eases strict lockdown

Thailand is slowly getting the corona wave, which has been raging in large parts of the country, under control for months. On Tuesday, the authorities reported fewer than 15,000 new infections within 24 hours for the first time in a month. In mid-August the number was still at record levels of more than 22,000.

Last week, the state corona crisis center had already announced the easing of the strict lockdown in the hard-hit “dark red zones”. This also includes the capital Bangkok. As of Wednesday, restaurants are allowed to open again until 8 p.m. Domestic air traffic will also be resumed. Nocturnal exit restrictions between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. should initially continue to apply.