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State of emergency likely to be extended to end of September

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Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will be asked to extend the state of emergency for another month, citing its necessity to protect the public against COVID-19 infection, but public assemblies will not be banned.

General Nataphol Narkpanich, deputy army commander-in-chief and deputy chair of the ad hoc committee considering the easing of lockdown restrictions, said today that, although the general pandemic situation in the country has improved substantially, with a low daily infection rate, the panel remains concerned about public safety, because many restrictions have already been eased.

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By Thai PBS World

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