Thai PM extends State of Emergency Until January 2021
The Thai government will extend a nationwide emergency decree until at least January 15 next year.
The PM has cited the need to prevent a resurgence in coronavirus infections during the peak New Year’s travel period.
The impasse with protesters was not brought up as a reason to extend the current Emergency Decree.
The CCSA chaired by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has officially approved the extension f the decree “to help authorities enforce mandatory quarantines”.
The proposed extension will require official endorsement by the Thai Cabinet next week. It will be the 8th extension to the Emergency Decree which was first invoked in March this year.
Most of the restrictions imposed after the original Emergency Decree have since been lifted.
After discussions, a decision to reduce the current 14 day mandatory quarantine has been deferred.
The decision would allow arrives from low-risk countries to leave quarantine after only 10 days. But the CCSA did approve the use of golf resorts as quarantine centres.
Thailand’s Public Health Minister is the owner of a golf course in Nakhon Ratchasima. – The Thaiger
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