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Nonthaburi starts night curfew

A man cleans the game centre which is almost empty amid fears of coronavirus outbreak in Nonthaburi on March 19. (Reuters photo)

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The governor of Nonthaburi province has imposed a curfew from 11pm to 5am, effective on Tuesday, to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Sujin Chaichumsak issued the announcement by the authority granted under the disease control act and the state of emergency decree

Those exempted from the curfew include order product transporters, as well as those with duties to perform during the period or who have an emergency.

Bangkok’s neighbouring province reported two confirmed patients on Tuesday, bringing the total in the province to 63, including one death two days ago, 48 of which are hospitalised.

Of the 63 cases, 34 were linked to a boxing stadium, six were related to an infected taxi driver, and another six were linked to foreigners.

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Vocabulary:

curfew : a law that does not allow people to go outside between a particular time in the evening and a particular time in the morning - กฎอัยการศึก คือห้ามออกนอกบ้านในยามวิกาล

decree : an official decision or order made by a leader or government - พระราชกฤษฎีกา

exempt : not affected by something - ได้รับการยกเว้น

hospitalise : to send somebody to a hospital for treatment - ให้อยู่โรงพยาบาล

infected : having a disease transmitted from someone else - ซึ่งติดเชื้อ

state of emergency : a dangerous situation in which the government takes on special powers and the rights of the people are often limited in some way - ภาวะฉุกเฉิน  (declare a state of emergency ประกาศภาวะฉุกเฉิน)

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