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Curfew lifted in Pattaya, Samui, Phuket

The National Council for Peace and Order Tuesday lifted the curfew in popular tourist destinations Pattaya, Samui and Phuket.

The military imposed a nationwide curfew, currently running from midnight to 4 a.m., after it seized power in a coup on May 22.

"The curfew will be lifted in Pattaya, Chonburi, Samui, Surat Thani and Phuket to counter any impact it may have on the tourism industry," The NCPO saind in a televised statement.

The announcement said the curfew in other parts of the country would remain in place as earlier announced.



The curfew was lifted after complaints from tourism operators that it was affecting their businesses.


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