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Thailand imposes curfew in latest coronavirus clampdown

Prayuth says everyone must stay home from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., effective Friday

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, pictured on March 24, has imposed sweeping restrictions in the name of fighting the coronavirus.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand will impose a curfew on Friday, as the kingdom's confirmed coronavirus cases approach 2,000, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced in a televised address Thursday evening.

People will be ordered to stay home from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Exceptions will be made for certain reasons, such as seeking medical care and transporting consumer goods, newspapers, fuel and parcels.

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