Thailand's emergency rule over COVID-19 extended until end of November

2020-10-28 08:05:39 GMT2020-10-28 16:05:39(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BANGKOK, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Thailand has extended the emergency rule over the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of November.

The cabinet of ministers, headed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, on Wednesday approved the one-month extension proposed by Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), to Nov. 30.

The emergency rule imposed nationwide has been extended for eight consecutive months.

Prayut earlier said that no other laws could provide anti-pandemic, public health safety measures as effectively and promptly as emergency rule.

Thailand has so far reported a total of 3,759 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 59 deaths and 3,561 recoveries. 

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