State of Emergency Extended

Jun 26, 2020

On 25 June 2020, the secretary general of Thailand’s National Security Council announced that the council will recommend that the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) extend the ongoing nationwide state of emergency through 31 July. Under the order, the government has the authority to limit public gatherings. Despite the extension, most businesses classified as “high risk” for transmitting COVID-19 are set to reopen on 1 July; businesses that reopen will be subject to limited restrictions and public health measures. For example, videogame arcades will not be allowed to sell food or drinks, staff and customers in spa facilities must wear face masks, and entertainment venues — such as bars and karaoke establishments — must close by 0000 local time (1700 UTC) each night.

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