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Commuters wearing protective masks walk along a pedestrian bridge in Bangkok, Thailand. Image Credit: Bloomberg

Bangkok: Thai authorities announced a seven-hour night curfew across the capital, Bangkok, and nine provinces on Friday, along with tougher restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

"Unnecessary travel will be prohibited. (People) won't be allowed out of their homes from 9 pm to 4 am except for necessary cases," said Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokeswoman for the COVID-19 taskforce.