The National Council for Peace Order (NCPO) on Tuesday issued an announcement ending the night curfew in Pattaya City in Chon Buri province, Koh Samui in Surat Thani, and the entire island province of Phuket.

The announcement, signed by NCPO leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, took effect immediately.

The NCPO had earlier said it would consider lifting the curfew selectively in tourist areas where the situation had proved and there were no anti-coup activities.

The NCPO initially imposed the curfew nationwide between 10pm and 5am. It later reduced the curfew between midnight and 4am.