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Emergency decree extended until end of May

Emergency decree extended until end of May

THAILAND: The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today (Apr 27) decided to extend the Emergency Decree for another month after it expires on April 30.

By Bangkok Post

Monday 27 April 2020, 01:57PM

The area around the Grand Place in Bangkok was already quiet on Wednesday night (Apr 22), even before the night curfew started at 10pm. Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool

The area around the Grand Place in Bangkok was already quiet on Wednesday night (Apr 22), even before the night curfew started at 10pm. Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said the decree will be extended to the end of May.

The reason is concern about the return of the virus, with the centre still battling to stop it spreading any further.

The decision means the night curfew from 10pm-4am will continue, no social gatherings allowed and only limited inter-provincial travel, among other restrictions, Dr Taweesilp said.

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The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and brought together all agencies to discuss the impact of the decree.

The National Security Council told the meeting that it surveyed public opinion, and it favoured the extension of the decree, Dr Taweelsilp said. He gave no other details of the survey.

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maverick | 28 April 2020 - 16:07:38

Christy Sweet@ it’s not SARS 2 - less fatal but more infectious death rate is very low check Singapore and Korea numbers millions. Have had it and recovered without even knowing it - maybe reread your Dr Katz article 

Christy Sweet | 28 April 2020 - 09:47:50

Call it what it is- SARS-2  and people won't be so eager to expose themselves to it.  CoV-19 sounds like some sort of beverage product, almost.. cuddly. People are losing lung capacity and getting a pool cleaned is important? Please reconsider that.

Sandbar | 28 April 2020 - 09:17:56

I regards to alcohol, how about assign designated suppliers to sell such as 711 or Family Mart. There could also be a cap put in place such as 6 cans of beer per day per person, or the purchase of one bottle of wine or one bottle of spirits but not both? This would control the urge to bulk buy and would also encourage responsible behaviour. 

friend | 28 April 2020 - 09:07:28

kata, rawai chalong no virus cases open the area and the relevant  and beaches

friend | 28 April 2020 - 09:04:33

wolfgang schaeuble president of the german Bundestag:decisions "cannot be left entirely in the hands of virologists. Instead, all "economic, social and psychological implications" will have to be taken into account. The consequences of a prolonged lockdown "would be frightening".

BigA | 28 April 2020 - 07:51:39

My liver get  really worried,I am not sure if she make it to the end of May

cork | 28 April 2020 - 07:24:42

Hermann do you realise that there are people going hungry all over Phuket and queuing up for 5 or 6 hours in the heat for food...... and you are complaining because you can't get your pool cleaned and a haircut.......

maverick | 28 April 2020 - 06:12:38

We can expect to hear from provincial government this week on any easing of restrictions in Phuket the govt decree just gives them the powers for another month 

Galong | 27 April 2020 - 23:39:31

I'm fine with not going to another province for another month, but what about this Tambon lockdown? I live in a very small one with almost no cases. This is a bit ridiculous. No, I don't plan on going anywhere near Patong or Bangtao, but come on, let us move around a little bit, please.

Hermann1 | 27 April 2020 - 18:39:46

So does this mean we cannot buy alcohol for one more month ? How about the lockdown in Phuket.Still i cannot get a haircut and my poolcleaner  cannot come visit me ? Why not open clean Chalong with bordering Rawai and Kata.We don't read about new Corona cases here anymore.Tighten the belt on Patong and Bangtao but open other districts and beaches.

Pascale | 27 April 2020 - 14:56:25

" ..it surveyed public opinion .." Wondering who participated in the survey. Definitely none of those who deeply suffer already.Bad decision !!1


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