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Thailand’s nationwide Emergency Decree has been extended again, this time until the end of February. The decree gives the Thai government the ability to set policies and procedures to prevent the control the spread of Covid-19… things like restricting travel, setting up road checkpoints and introducing other restrictions without having to consult the parliament.

All the latest articles about Thailand’s Covid-19 situation are on one page HERE.

Government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri says it is just an extension of the decree that is currently in place that was initially set to end on January 15. The extension, adding on another 45 days, was proposed by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration and approved by the Thai Cabinet this week.

The initial emergency decree was enacted in March last year and has been extended ever since.

The number of local Covid-19 infections has spiked since the outbreak at the Samut Sakhon seafood market last month, spreading to 55 of Thailand’s 77 provinces. The ‘second wave’ has stemmed from a cluster of migrant workers in the nation’s seafood industry and markets in the Gulf of Thailand coastal province, as well as cluster of infections focussed on illegal gambling dens, principally in the eastern coastal provinces and Bangkok.

Here’s a video about the new Mor Chana app which you will probably be required to use if you are travelling around Thailand at this time…

SOURCE: Pattaya News

 

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    preesy chepuce

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    “Daddy, what’s February?”, “Oh son, once upon a time, we used to divide up time into regular segments, so we could plan and do things outside. Daddy, what’s ‘outside'”? “Well, son, before the party took over…” Nu Earth, 2564 AD.

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      Ben

      Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:57 pm

      Preesy, I think you’re a doom and gloomer. And you call me political. No girls and booze for you for a while. LOL!

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    Patrick Kelly

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    China just canceled your 2021….. but yeah , u can set up a travel bubble with the CCP when the coast is clear.
    Your mistress will call u eventually. Stand by to stand by.

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Spiked since the Sumat outbreak? It is another five, that is hardly spiked!
    The truth is these tyrant dictators want emergency powers for ever, when this virus is under control that will declare emergency powers for climate change

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      Andrew

      Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:38 am

      Toby mostly I like your comments but… you have also tyrant dictator there who wants power forever (already 35 years) and who hides the numbers. I hope you don’t believe in just a few cases and no deaths. Makes me (and WHO) laugh. Looks like Covid is just simply afraid of HS. Smile.

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        Toby Andrews

        Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

        Sorry message garbled – please resend.

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    Charles De Rijcke

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Strange that they blame the outbreak on immigrant workers. Why don’t they blame it on the employers that hired these cheap labourers?

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    Maag

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:29 am

    We need to go pagoda and pray .

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    Ynwaps

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Isn’t it all the same, parliament or no parliament? Thought this was a constitutional military monarchy.

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    Steinar Sammis Chamberlin Saamuelsen

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Regarding the Nor Chana app – Running the app will, to a certain degree, drain the battery, but slightly less than many other apps due to the use of low effect Blue Tooth technology. I strongly recommend everybody to run the app at all times!

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    James R

    Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Thailand is allowing more freedom than here in the UK.

    We can not go on holiday, we can go to a shop for food, we must try and work from home, no family visits allowed etc.

    So Thailand is doing the right thing to try and beat the virus as many sensible countries are doing including my own country, I agree with everything they are doing.

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