A state of emergency for Thailand will come into effect starting tomorrow, as the country combats the novel coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on Wednesday.
The state of emergency will be in place until April 30.
Prayut said supplies of food and other necessities will be "adequately available," and urged citizens to comply with the order to prevent the virus from spreading in the community.
However, he did not specify what new measures will be implemented.
"Some may feel they lose their rights and freedom, but this is for protecting you, your family’s lives, and that of every Thais," he said.
"If everyone understands, follows strictly and seriously, soon I am confident we will pass through this crisis together."