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Bangkok to cut checkpoints from 89 to 52

Jack Burton



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Bangkok’s Metropolitan Police Bureau announced yesterday it will reduce the number of checkpoints from 89 to 52 during the night curfew, effective until further notice. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am starting April 3, in a bid to curb new Covid-19 infections.

Police checkpoints have been set up since then throughout Bangkok to enforce the curfew and prevent crimes at night.

The 52 checkpoints that will remain effective are:

  • In front of the Chinese Embassy
  • Pracha Songkro Road Soi 5-7
  • Banglamphu intersection
  • In front of Yothin Burana School
  • Exit of Phaholyothin Expressway
  • In front of The SC Place, Ratchadapisek Road
  • Soi Krungthep-Nonthaburi 26
  • Soi Lat Phrao 15
  • Prasert Manukit Road
  • BTS Morchit Station
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • King Kaew intersection
  • Soi Hathairat 34/1
  • Balae intersection
  • Soi Charoen Krung 1
  • Kheha Romklao intersection
  • Transport Region 4 intersection
  • Soi Seri Thai 53
  • Lat Phrao Expressway
  • Navamin Road
  • Amornphan intersection
  • Soi Chaloem Prakiat 28
  • Rama III intersection
  • Bangna intersection
  • Chonglom intersection, Rama III Road
  • Soi Pattanakarn 25
  • Rama III Road Soi 8
  • Bangna intersection, Sukhumvit Rd.
  • Wat Ratchanadda, Machachai Road
  • Jaroenrat Road
  • Yukol 2 intersection, Bamrungmeuang Road
  • Yaowarat Road
  • Mit Phan Road
  • Phraramhok Technological College
  • Soi Jaran Saniwong 7
  • Vet Care Hospital, Kanchanaphisek Road
  • Romreun Village, Ratchaphreug Road
  • Soi Rungpracha, Borommaratchachonnani Road
  • Chao Phraya Hospital
  • In front of Supalai Loft
  • Suksawas Road
  • BTS Pho Nimit Station
  • Rama II Road Soi 42
  • Taksin Road
  • Soi Somdet Chaopraya 11
  • Soi Somdet Phrachao Taksin 37
  • Behind Nong Khaem shopping centre, Ma Jaroen Road
  • PT petrol station, Kanchanaphisek Road
  • Soi Sa Kae Ngam 14
  • Chatchai Sermchoke Village
  • Susco petrol station, Kanchanaphisek Road
  • Bangchak petrol station, Kanchanaphisek Road

SOURCE: The Nation



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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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