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PM has report from experts in hand to decide on state of emergency


The Public Health Ministry has submitted the result of expert analyses on the Covid-19 outbreak to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, which he can use on Tuesday (April 28) to decide whether or not to lift the state of emergency, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Friday (April 24).

He added that the submitted data gives top priority to people’s safety, as well as the requirement to maintain social distancing, wear masks and work from home.

He said that though he does not personally support the continuing of strong measures, but the authorities have to ensure that infections do not escalate once the restrictions are lifted.

Prayut had said on April 21 that he will decide in a week’s time whether the state of emergency should be extended beyond April 30.

Most businesses are hoping the government will ease a few restrictions, giving them breathing space after being badly hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.


The government put the country under a state of emergency from March 26 to April 30 and imposed a 10 pm to 4 am curfew on April 3 until further notice.

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