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State of emergency in Thailand extended until July 31st

by Maak Ditsungnern
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State of emergency in Thailand extended until July 31st
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The Thai government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today confirmed that the emergency decree would continue until at least the end of July.

The announcement follows recommendations to extend the state of emergency by officials from the CCSA and National Security Council Secretary-General, Gen Somsak Roongsita.

The official decision was made during a CCSA full member meeting that was chaired by Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Reasons stated for extending the emergency decree included the planned reopening of bars, pubs, and karaoke venues, more lenient rules on traveling, and schools opening again on Wednesday.

Further details regarding the relaxation of travel rules and what prevention measures will be used for entertainment venues is expected later today or tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Thailand recorded seven new covid-19 cases today and no further deaths.

All new cases were found in state quarantine from recent returnees from India and the United States. There have now been no new local infections for 35 days.

Source: Department of Disease Control