Thailand is to lift its lockdown measures and reopen the country from July 1, according to reports.

The Thai government’s gradual removal of restrictions on all business and citizens also includes a reintroduction of international travel.

An emergency decree had been implemented, with a curfew enforced for citizens, to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Restrictions will be relaxed over the course of June, with curfew hours and restrictions on inter-provincial travel reduced before international travel is allowed to resume in July.

The Bangkok Post reported National Security Council secretary-general Gen Somsak Rungsita as saying “Authorities will have serious discussions because after the emergency decree ends, other laws will be used instead.

“People’s cooperation is important. This concerns the use of face masks, social distancing, hand wash and limited activities. As long as the disease is spreading worldwide, we will have to fight against it for a while.”