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Thai Cabinet extends state of emergency for Covid by another month

Thailand’s Cabinet has agreed to extend the state of emergency to curb the Covid-19 pandemic by another month from the end of October

Aishwarya Gupta

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha approved an extension of the state of emergency for another month. This is the eighth time that the state of emergency has been extended since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in March.

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The decree is deemed necessary by the government for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to function. The state of emergency is thus extended until the 30th of November.

It gives Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha full authority to command the centre to combat the outbreak and allow compulsory quarantining of people arriving from abroad.

Thailand has only confirmed 3,759 coronavirus infections so far, with the most recent cases imported. There have been 59 deaths, one of the lowest casualties rate in the world.

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The top three source countries of FDI applications during the first quarter were South Korea, China, and Singapore, with similar levels of investment. Korean investment soared due to a large-scale joint venture in the medical sector, Ms Duangjai said.

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The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said today that in the first quarter of 2021, investment applications rose 80% from the year earlier period to a total value of 123.4 billion baht (USD3.9 billion), led by projects in the medical and electric and electronics (E&E) sectors, as foreign direct investment (FDI) applications more than doubled.

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Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) Director-General Kulaya Tantitemit said the ministry slashed its forecast for the number of foreign tourists to only 2 million this year from 5 million it had predicted three months ago.

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Export growth better-than-expected in December 2020. However, amid the second wave of COVID-19 infections, exports could fall below previously forecasted levels in 2021.

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