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Thai PM extends Emergency Decree to January next year

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The government will extend a nationwide emergency decree until at least January 15 next year. The PM has cited the need to prevent a resurgence in coronavirus infections during the peak New Year’s travel period. The impasse with protesters was not brought up as a reason to extend the current Emergency Decree.

The CCSA chaired by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has officially approved the extension f the decree “to help authorities enforce mandatory quarantines”. The proposed extension will require official endorsement by the Thai Cabinet next week. It will be the 8th extension to the Emergency Decree which was first invoked in March this year. Most of the restrictions imposed after the original Emergency Decree have since been lifted.

After discussions, a decision to reduce the current 14 day mandatory quarantine has been deferred. The decision would allow arrives from low-risk countries to leave quarantine after only 10 days. But the CCSA did approve the use of golf resorts as quarantine centres. Thailand’s Public Health Minister is the owner of a golf course in Nakhon Ratchasima.

 

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    Andres

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Why only January 2021? Extend until 2031. Kill the country.

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    Ryan Lih

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Abusing his power to suppress the protestors. Quite evidently so while other issues are ignored.

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      Issan John

      Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8:45 am

      Yes, water’s wet.

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    Denis

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Very good news

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    Nipral

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    keep going moron !

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    brb

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    “…the CCSA did approve the use of golf resorts as quarantine centres. Thailand’s Public Health Minister is the owner of a golf course in Nakhon Ratchasima.”

    Of course there is always a second reason.

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      Jim

      Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 9:09 am

      Yep…no conflict of interest there from the Public Health Minister who, btw, has zero professional background in public health.

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    zig

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    This guy sugar coats everything…what a load of bullocks…uses covid as an excuse to extend his attempt to suppress the country even more…its ok as physics will teach that everything balances out in the end….his days are numbered

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    Mike Frenchie

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    14 days golfing ‘in quarantine’ – what a joke… Conflict of interests size XXL

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    Don R

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    LOL @ the photo of the family in hazmat suits. It really saddens me that the Western world is now following the East, specifically this sort of irrational hypochondriac clown behavior.

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    Preesy Chepuce

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Personally, and selfishly speaking… the Thai government has given me so much more than any other government ever has, for which I am truly grateful. Keep it coming. I’m loving every minute of it… and what’s more, every minute of it, I’m helping Thailand in return, it’s the perfect storm.

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    Ray W.

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 6:13 am

    And with that there is no longer any hope that they won’t continue to keep the boarders closed in perpetuity. The last of our foreign financial backer are already going elsewhere and taking thier capital with them. In our case that will be long term, maybe permanent, lost employment for over 225 skilled people. That’s not unskilled labor its skilled perfessionals who will be lucky to not lose everything themselves in this insane drive to burn everything to ash. I hope you feel safe in your pile of unemployed, crime infested, drug addicted, suicidal cinders that used to be our future opportunities.

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    Issan John

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8:43 am

    So why, exactly, would opening the “boarders” persuade your “foreign financial backers” to keep investing in anything other than the tourism sector?

    What would your “225 skilled perfessionals” be producing for the export market with the “boarder” open that they can’t be producing with “the boarders closed”?

    Unless you’re the mama-san and your “225 skilled perfessionals” are skilled at horizontal jogging, and your “foreign financial backers” are sex tourists who are hoping the Philippines or Cambodia are going to lift their border restrictions soon, which there’s no sign of, I can’t think of any other business this would make any difference to.

    SO, PLEASE, HELP ME OUT HERE.

    HOW, EXACTLY, WOULD OPENING THE “BOARDERS” MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR “225 SKILLED PERFESSIONALS”?

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