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The Thai cabinet is officially extending the emergency decree until the end of July


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The Thai cabinet decided yesterday, May 25, 2021, to accept a proposal from the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA for short, to officially extend the emergency decree to control the Covid19 Coronavirus for two months. , until July 31.

The emergency decree has been in force for over a year now and gives the government much more authority to put in place rules and restrictions on what the Thai government says to protect public health.

The emergency decree also allows for severe punishments and purposes, far above the normal law, for those who violate applicable rules, such as selling alcohol in restaurants or gathering social contacts. Critics of the emergency decree have claimed it was used for criminal and political reasons, notably to target opposition protesters in the past.

The Thai government firmly denies such allegations, stating that the emergency decree is only intended to help control the Covid19 Coronavirus, in which the country is currently fighting a large wave of infections centred mainly in and around Bangkok.

Khu. Anucha Buraphachaisri, the spokesman for Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan O’Cha, confirmed the extension to the assembled Thai press yesterday afternoon.

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