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Thai PM calls for unity in latest Covid fight, hints at further restrictions

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The Thai PM, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has called on all citizens to unite in the fight against Covid-19, while implying further restrictions may be introduced. In a televised address to the nation, he said the virus outbreak in the central province of Samut Sakhon has now resulted in over 1,000 infections but is being dealt with through strict measures. He added that Thailand could end up being the least-affected country in the world if everyone in the Kingdom unites to defeat the virus.

Referring to escalating cases around the world, the PM says the global crisis and economic fallout will have a significant impact on Thailand’s recovery, adding that strict controls on foreigners entering the Kingdom will remain in place. He has tasked the relevant authorities with monitoring all points of entry, including airports, ports, train and bus stations, and natural border crossings. His assurances come after the Royal Thai Army issued a statement saying it was impossible to control every bit of Thailand’s porous border with Myanmar.

Touching on year-end celebrations, the PM has said while it’s too soon to make a decision, festivities may end up having to be cancelled or at the very least face tougher restrictions. He has also called for tough action on trafficking gangs guilty of smuggling migrant workers into Thailand without any health checks or quarantine.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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