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Thailand to remove China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao off list of dangerous disease zones

Christian Fernsby |
Thailand's Royal Gazette on Friday announced that China, South Korea, China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China's Macao Special Administrative Region will removed from its list of dangerous disease zones from Saturday.

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he gazette said that China, South Korea, China's Hong Kong and China's Macao had shown their effectiveness in preventing and containing the coronavirus.

The four were on the list first drawn up in March as Thailand began to step up its efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul earlier in May said he would propose to the Cabinet to have the four locations removed from COVID-19 high risk lists.

However, with the emergency decree still in effect until May 31, inbound flights into Thailand are still banned.

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