A meeting between officials for the Thai government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has concluded that the emergency decree should extend for another month throughout July.
The announcement was made by National Security Council Secretary-General, Gen Somsak Roongsita, who said after the meeting that officials agreed to extend the state of emergency for another month.
The meeting was attended by various officials in charge of security, and their recommendation has been submitted to the full board, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, for approval, which is expected tomorrow.
It is yet unknown what, if any, restrictions would remain in place if the state of emergency continues into July.
There has been much debate regarding Thailand’s state of emergency, with some opposition members calling it a “power play” by the government to maintain control.
Thailand has recorded no new local coronavirus cases for a month now.