Thai National Security Council urges extension of Emergency Decree to control Covid-19 Coronavirus

BANGKOK(NNT) – The National Security Council (NSC) will submit a proposal, to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), for an extension of the emergency decree to control the outbreak.

SC Secretary General Somsak Rungsita disclosed that the meeting of security authorities had assessed the current overall situation, and the results of the survey on people’s opinions, and agreed that the emergency decree and other measures should be extended.

The emergency decree currently is set to expire on April 30, 2020. The NSC will submit a proposal for an extension of the decree to the CCSA’s meeting on Monday. If it is approved by the CCSA, it would be forwarded to cabinet meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The duration of the emergency decree extension is a decision for the Prime Minister.

As for easing the restrictions and measures, the government has discussed suggestions with the private sector. He stressed that the decisions will be made with the utmost care and discretion.

The Pattaya News notes that the restrictions and rules within the emergency decree can be adjusted and changed based on the situation. Currently, the decree calls for several measures such as a Thai National Curfew from 10 PM to 4 AM.

Source: NNT Press Release

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