Thailand to lift emergency decree

Thailand to lift emergency decree

The Thai government has earmarked July 1 for the end of the emergency decree, the lifting of all lockdowns according to the Bangkok Post. This will also include local and international travel.

Preparations will be made throughout June to be ready for the reopening.

“Authorities will have serious discussions because after the emergency decree ends, other laws will be used instead,” said NSC secretary-general Gen. Somsak Rungsita. “People’s cooperation is important. This concerns the use of face masks, social distancing, hand wash and limited activities. As long as the disease is spreading worldwide, we will have to fight against it for a while.”

In the meantime curfew hours during June will be reduced to 12.00 midnight until 04.00 and some of the restrictions inter-provincial travel would be eased.

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But Tewan Liptapallop, office minister for the PM said cinemas were unlikely to re-open. “It is not because we oppose the reopening, but operators say there are no new films to screen,” he said. He also said that the government was considering financial aid to temples where activities and donations had a stopped.

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