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Security agencies want emergency extended for another month

Security agencies want emergency extended for another month

BANGKOK: Security agencies have agreed on the need to extend use of the emergency decree for another month, until the end of June, on concerns about the COVID-19 situation.

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 21 May 2020, 02:26PM


Two men pay homage to sacred objects at Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat, an iconic Chinese temple in Bangkok’s Chinatown area, on Wednesday (May 20), after the easing of the lockdown. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul / Bangkok Post

Two men pay homage to sacred objects at Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat, an iconic Chinese temple in Bangkok’s Chinatown area, on Wednesday (May 20), after the easing of the lockdown. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul / Bangkok Post

National Security Council Secretary-General Gen Somsak Rungsita said a meeting of the committee on easing COVID-19 restrictions, which he chairs, had resolved it recommend extending the emergency decree until June 30, as the global situation was still worrying, reports the Bangkok Post.

Although Thailand had successfully controlled the spread of the coronavirus, extra caution was needed to prevent a possible second-phase of COVID-19 disease following the easing of the nationwide lockdown.

If a second outbreak occurred, the damage would be more severe, Gen Somsak said.

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The ad hoc committee therefore decided to recommend extending the emergency decree, which is due to expire on May 31, for another month. The resolution would be forwarded to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

If the CCSA agreed, it would be forwarded to the Cabinet next week for a decision, Gen Somsak said. 

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Kurt | 22 May 2020 - 10:47:05

Security Agents, under control of generals are for  National Security. Keep Thailand calm and obeying, specially today, 22 May ( coup birthday). However,Covid19 'follow ups'  should be in hands of thai medical professionals, hand in hand with WHO. One more month of Emergency Degree ('Martial Law') will even bring more thai people in starvation process.

Dave_C | 22 May 2020 - 05:58:44

Quote "The ad hoc committee therefore decided to recommend extending the emergency decree, which is due to expire on May 31, for another month. "

The Military at their finest, just like the democratic parties all around the world. They might as well just jump in bed with the CCP.

Little Tommy Tucker | 21 May 2020 - 17:26:49

You can understand why, as today there were 3 more new cases in the whole of Thailand, not the whole whole, just in Thailand.

 

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