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Emergency decree extended to curb coronavirus

Emergency decree extended to curb coronavirus

THAILAND: Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said today (Oct 28) the cabinet agreed to extend the emergency decree for another month.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 04:49PM


A group of 39 Chinese visitors with special tourist visas go through arrival measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at Suvarnabhumi airport on Oct 20, 2020. Photo: Airports of Thailand/AFP.

A group of 39 Chinese visitors with special tourist visas go through arrival measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at Suvarnabhumi airport on Oct 20, 2020. Photo: Airports of Thailand/AFP.

The decree, which expires at the end of each month unless it is extended, helps the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration function. It gives Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha full authority to command the centre to combat the outbreak.

The country has confirmed only 3,759 coronavirus infections, with most recent cases imported. There have been 59 deaths.

A group of 39 visitors from China on Oct 20 was the first foreign tourists visiting Thailand since a ban on commercial fights was imposed in April.

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Kurt | 28 October 2020 - 20:49:58

....to survive? No tourists. Small Chinese VIP groups, not vulnerable  to Covis-19 virus (?), are just welcomed to Thailand to serve the pockets of Chinese Thai business men. Us know us, great business time now among each other as other nationalities are business excluded.

Kurt | 28 October 2020 - 20:39:47

For another month, and than for another month, and followed by another month. By than we are in February 2021. Except a little info about 'business VIP's" and the medical tourism, which is not in the interest of foreign patients during this virus time, just good for Thai business money making only, what is the Thai government actually boiling to help the Thai Phuket inhabitants to sur...

Fascinated | 28 October 2020 - 16:56:04

If you believe it has anything to do with the virus I have some prime swamp land for development.

 

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