Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong on Wednesday (March 25) ordered a curfew for soldiers after five in the Army were reportedly infected with Covid-19.

After 238 soldiers entered quarantine, Apirat decided that a curfew would be the best option for the Army.

He has ordered every soldier to return to their accommodation before 9pm and they will have to ask for permission from their commanders if there is a necessity to leave.

From March 25 to April 22, travel between provinces is only allowed for the purpose of the Army and any emergency travel must be reported to the commanders first.

The Army will also strictly apply the social distancing measure to lower the risk of Covid-19 in military camps.