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"Night Time Restrictions" Not Curfews in Thailand

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing so called "night time restrictions". I am not trying to be cheeky in this video or snarky in any way. We have made another video, the terminology being used in this "third wave" situation here in COVID in my opinion is a little bit, absurd may be a little too strong a word, but not by much. I think it is rather strange that these protocols are being discussed and no one is using really the terminology I think that really applies to it: as we have talked about in another video, "non lockdowns", and "curfews". The system if you will, I don't even think it is anyone person doing this but it is like the system as a whole doesn't want to call these things lockdowns or curfews.

That said they have essentially the same impact. This is from and we are going to go ahead and put this on screen. This is from the Public Relations Division of Thailand, PR Thai Government, that is, again we are going to keep this on screen for a minute here. Night time restrictions imposed in a number of Thai Provinces. Those who are seeing this on screen, obviously you can tell, Nonthaburi is from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Pathum Thani from 9:00 p.m, Samut Prakarn from 9:00 p.m to 4:00 a.m. other places that you can see in the central region are going from 11:00 to 4:00; a lot of 11 to 4:00s in the northeast; a lot of 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 or 3:00 a.m. in the southern region; in the north, 23:00 to 3:00 a.m., 23:00 to 4:00 a.m. so different places are doing things differently. Again, not "curfews", they are not really using that terminology. As a practical matter that seems to be what they are designed to do which is keep people indoors after a certain time at night so that would seem to meet the definition of curfew in my opinion, just in a vernacular sense but that is where we are at.

So presently, at least as of May 3rd, 2021 this is where things appear to be with respect to night time restrictions" imposed in a number of Thai provinces. As this situation evolves we will try to keep you updated.