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Thailand considering emergency extension to prevent second COVID-19 wave of infections

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Thailand is considering an extension of its state of emergency through September 30th 2020 to prevent a resurgence of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Thailand has gone almost three months without a local infection.

The one-month extension, if approved by the cabinet, will be the fifth extension since March. The state of emergency allows the government to enforce mandatory quarantine orders and streamline disease-control plans.

Officials in Thailand are wary of the “second wave” of COVID-19 infections that have affected multiple countries across the world. This comes amid an increase in demonstrations against the government in Bangkok. While most of the protestors wear masks, they do not follow physical distancing practices.

Thailand has detected 3,382 infections so far. The emergency decree is focused on avoiding large outbreaks in the kingdom.

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The Invest Bangkok Property editorial team


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