Anti-government demonstrators showed up in front of the Tha Prachan campus of Thammasat University facing Sanam Luang ground while local police were present to ensure order.
Police apply its new demonstration response plan for the first time to the anti-government rally today.
Storm Noul brought persistent rain to the heart of Nakhon Ratchasima province where flooding and felled trees which damaged houses were reported in many areas.
His Majesty the King approved the reshuffle of 792 military officers that will take effect on Oct 1, the Prime Minister’s Office announced.
Fourteen contacts of Myanmar migrants, who returned from Thailand to their home country and were found to be infected with Covid-19, tested negative for the coronavirus, said Ayutthaya governor Panu Yaemsri.
Thailand on Friday reported one new Covid19-related death.
Thailand has been added to England’s travel corridor exempt list. People arriving from Thailand in England will not need to self-isolate for two weeks from Saturday morning, said Foreign Affairs Ministry’s deputy spokesman Natapanu Noppakhun.
Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang urged Bangkok residents not to use their vehicles for World Car-Free day on September 22.
Permanent Secretary for Public Health ordered hospitals in the areas vulnerable to floods to prepare help for patients as tropical storm Noul is approaching the country.
Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha vowed to exercise patience and instructed officials to adopt soft and gentle approach in handling the anti governrment protest on Saturday.
The Bangkok city hall will reopen walking streets on Khao San Road and at Klong Ong Ang in the city’s historic area to promote tourism and stimulate local economy.
Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sri-on ordered the Royal Irrigation Department to brace for the tropical storm “Noul”, which will move into northeastern Thailand this weekend.