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Thailand to extend Emergency Decree for one more month

Government officials insist the emergency measures are for guarding against the resurgence of the coronavirus and unrelated to the ongoing protests.

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha approved an extension of the state of emergency for another month, maintaining that such an extension has nothing to do with anti-government protests.

The state of emergency is due to expire at the end July, but the CCSA’s subcommittee agreed at a meeting yesterday to propose extending the state of emergency until the end of August.

Government officials insist the emergency measures are for guarding against the resurgence of the coronavirus and unrelated to the ongoing protests.

A large anti-government protest on Saturday drew 2,500 people around the Democracy monument in Bangkok. Student activists announced that more rallies will take place from this week through August. 

 With the COVID-19 pandemic having devastating effects on the economy, the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has warned that recent protests by youth movements could increase the risks to the economy, with the annual economic performance this year now expected to shrink by 8-10 percent.

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Thai government lifts emergency decree in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government will soon lift the special emergency decree imposed earlier to help ease the political climate

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In a national televised address earlier this evening, the Prime Minister said the government would soon lift the special emergency decree imposed earlier to help ease the political climate while urging that the row can be resolved through dialogue.

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Thailand announces “serious” state of emergency in Bangkok

Thai business community warned about a further economic blow if the latest political conflict escalates and adds to the pandemic downturn.

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The Thai government has annouced today at 4 am the state of emergency in Bangkok to end protests.

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State of emergency to be extended for another month

General Natapol Nakpanich of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has proposed the state of emergency be extended until the end of September to allow continued compulsory quarantining of people arriving from abroad.

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PM wants armed forces support for government

General Natapol Nakpanich, the deputy army chief and deputy head of an ad hoc committee on the relaxation of COVID-19 control measures, said the extension of the state of emergency would rarely impact society because people could continue with their normal life and rallies or anti-government protests could be organized.

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