Thailand to extend COVID-19 emergency measures, sees improvement

Thailand

BANGKOK: Thailand will extend a state of emergency over COVID-19 until the end of May, but will consider easing some restrictions on businesses and public activities as the number of new cases has eased, a government spokesman said.

Thailand on Monday (Apr 27) reported nine new COVID-19 cases and no new local virus transmission in Bangkok for the first time since the outbreak began in January. 

It has reported 2,931 cases in total and 52 fatalities, while 2,609 patients have recovered.

Concerns over a possible second wave of outbreaks prompted the government's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to recommend extending emergency powers and a nationwide night time curfew for another month.

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Source: Channel News Asia