The Thai government announced today that the emergency decree, in place since March last, will be extended until the end of March. The emergency decree allows the government to impose mandatory quarantines and to enforce disease control plans without the need for approval from other agencies.
Cases of Covid-19 have fallen over the last few days as the outbreak that began just before Christmas last year is brought under control. The country imposed strict restrictions on businesses and travel in the worst-hit areas to curb the spread. Thailand reported just 89 new cases in the last 24 hours.
A number of restrictions that had been imposed as part of the measures have been relaxed, including allowing restaurants to serve alcohol again.
The covid vaccine rollout in Thailand is expected to start next week.
Thailand has so far recorded 25,504 cases of Covid-19 and 83 deaths.
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