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Deputy PM says some restrictions could be eased before mid-May

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Speaking at the Covid-19 Coronavirus Situation Administration today, Deputy PM Wissanu Kreangam addressed rumours that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is considering easing some Covid19 restrictions before the middle of May.

Meetings are taking place this afternoon between the CCSA and other government departments as the PM gathers medical advice from the CCSA and other experts on the feasibility of loosening some restrictions earlier than mid-month.

Any further loosening would be necessarily be based on a continuation of the low numbers of new infections and the situation remaining under control nationwide. Recent days have seen only single digit daily increases, including only 3 today.

Wissanu was careful to stress that these are “just discussions,” and there are no guarantees that anything will be lifted earlier.

It’s expected that more information will be released after today’s meetings.

Large parts of the country have had no virus cases for over a month, and 9 provinces have never had a case single case. Nevertheless, they all remain under the same Emergency Decree and curfew, which leave millions out of work across the country.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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