The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has ordered all shops and street vendors to close for at least five hours from midnight, as it steps up restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Bangkok governor said that all shops must be closed from midnight, includes roadside shops, and can reopen at 5am. The restriction is the latest move in City Hall’s campaign keep people off the streets and halt the spread of COVID-19 disease. City officials will work with the Metropolitan Police Bureau in patrolling the capital at night to ensure compliance. All public and private parks, including those at condominiums and in communities will also be closed to April 30 to prevent large gatherings.