The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is proposing the sixth extension of the Emergency Decree for the Thai cabinet approval at the next meeting tomorrow, September 29.
CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told the Associated Press at a public conference this morning, September 28, that the CCSA had agreed on another extension of the state of the Emergency Decree to maintain low cases of local transmission and ensure citizens’ safety against the Covid-19 coronavirus.
The extension is due to the critical situation of the spread of Covid-19 globally, including in Myanmar. Thailand will also be assisting the neighboring country with medical supplies and supports to help reduce the local spread and prevent a possible spread in Thailand as well.
The extension, however, does not relate to the political tensions and movements of the pro-democracy demonstrations in the country, Dr. Taweesin stressed.
The current emergency decree will end on September 30 and has been in effect since this April. The extension will presumably be effective from October 1st to the 31st if the cabinet has eventually agreed on the extension.
It is also worth noting that today’s announcement is not officially approved but is almost guaranteed to be so until it will be finalized at the cabinet meeting with a formal vote tomorrow.
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