I've just got to hear that they are going to announce a complete lockdown. No one may go out anymore, just like in Wuhan back then. People will get the time to stock up, and will be for a month or so.
But it's Thailand. This is what I've just got to hear from good sources. But if there's backlash, they might do the u-turn again.
I think you will see the split on who likes him and who does not is 50/50.
Try going around the south of Thailand into places like Surat Thani and the surrounding regions and say you are against the current government and they will tell you to go back home, or worse.
Most farangs are with women from Issan and so get the impression all of Thailand is against this government when it is mostly people of the north who hate them.
And the people of the south hate the Issan region too as it was part of Laos only one hundred years ago, Issan has its own culture, language and low lever of education, the country has always been divided,
Half of the people who showed up for the free testing (Allegedly organized by the club owner for a PR stunt) never been to this club. Not to mention that people from the previous night's party were still sleeping when this testing took place at 1 PM.
And they think there are hordes of international tourists champing at the bit to fly to such a place.
The utter greed of those who see an official position as a means of muscle flexing and enriching oneself is just going to implode this country.