Emergency decree extended until the end of May

Emergency decree extended until the end of May

The Thai Government has announced it will extend the current state of emergency for another month until the end of May.

The current emergency decree was due to expire on April 30th, however, in a bid to prevent further spreading of the coronavirus, the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut-chan-o-cha, has extended the state of the emergency until May 30th.

The extension will allow the government full authority over implementing temporary rules and laws in regards to the coronavirus such as lockdown measures, curfews, and other efforts to reduce the spread of covid-19.

It is yet unclear whether the extended emergency decree will be used to continue the night curfew between 10 pm and 4 am that is currently in place.

However, it will almost certainly mean that many businesses will need to remain closed for the next month in most provinces.

The government has created a color-coded list of provinces in Thailand that ranks each place depending on when they last reported cases of coronavirus.

Earlier today, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced it would extend the ban on incoming flights until May 15th.

Source: Facebook/The Standard

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