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Thailand to extend emergency decree until end of August

Christian Fernsby |
Thailand will extend a state of emergency until the end of August, a senior official said, maintaining the security measure put in place to contain its coronavirus outbreak.

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Topics: THAILAND   

The announcement comes after nearly two months without local transmission and with many people in Thailand questioning the need for an emergency decree.

“It is still necessary to have the decree because we are opening up the country for more business meetings and tourism to stimulate the economy,” said Somsak Roongsita, secretary-general of the National Security Council, adding that doctors had requested it be maintained.

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