yes, a state of emergency has been declared for 15 more provinces in thailand. including chiang mai. and, after a bit of internet searching, i have a definition from thailand’s emergency decree that tells just what that means.
upon declaring the enforcement of a emergency decree, the prime minister has the power to issue the regulations including:
to prohibit any person from departing from a dwelling place;
to prohibit the assembly or gathering of persons at any place or the commission of any act which may cause unrest;
to prohibit the press release, distribution or dissemination of letters, publications or any means of communication containing texts which may instigate fear amongst the people or is intended to distort information;
to prohibit the use of routes or vehicles or prescribe conditions on the use of routes or vehicle;
to prohibit the use of buildings or enter into or stay in any place;
to evacuate people out of a designated area for the safety of such people or to prohibit any person from entering a designated area.
so what does that look like? this morning things are very much the same. kids off to school, breakfast with michael, and now out shopping for a birthday present for a friend of s10.