FILE PHOTO: Individuals queue as much as have their temperature taken earlier than getting into the Ratchada Railway Evening Market, which is reopening amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak, after the Thai authorities eased isolation measures, in Bangkok, Thailand, Might 15, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (1) – Thailand on Saturday prolonged a ban on international passenger flights until the end of June, the nation’s aviation regulator mentioned, as new instances within the nation dwindle.

The Civil Aviation Authority’s ban extends a earlier order that was set to run until the end of Might.

The announcement comes because the nation begins to loosen up native restrictions after reporting single-digit will increase of infections from the brand new coronavirus this month.

On Sunday the federal government will enable malls and department shops to re-open. It would additionally shorten a nighttime curfew by one hour, to 2300 to 0400, from 2200 to 0400.

The aviation regulator first launched the suspension of international flights in April in a bid to curb the unfold of the coronavirus.

Thailand has reported a complete of three,025 instances of the coronavirus and 56 fatalities.

Reporting by Chayut Setboonsarng; Modifying by Sam Holmes and Christina Fincher