Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha said the Cabinet had agreed the emergency decree and night curfew from 10 pm to 4 am remain in effect for another month after it expires on April 30.
Interprovincial travel is still banned or limited as well as international travel in and out of the country.
Moreover, the prime minister said the Cabinet meeting rejected to postpone four public holidays in May after the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration proposed that the May public holidays should be postponed to prevent social gathering and support travel restriction measures.
However, he said the authorities have to adopt stringent screening and disease prevention measures while people are encouraged to stay home during the holidays to stem the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regarding relaxation of restrictions on business operations, Gen. Prayut said a committee is considering details on easing the restrictions and the announcement will be made by this week.
Initially, a gradual reopening of businesses will be allowed into four phases, based on business types.