Thailand to declare 1-month emergency to deal with COVID-19 outbreak

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BANGKOK: Thailand will be in an emergency mode from Mar 26 for a month to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told a news conference on Tuesday (Mar 24).

The emergency decree will mean the prime minister will have the executive power to declare further measures to contain the virus, including giving extra authority to officials and allowing the setting up of checkpoints to reduce people movements, Prayut said.

READ: Thailand COVID-19 death toll rises to 4 as cases surpass 800

He said details of the measures will be announced later.

Thailand reported three deaths and 106 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The country now has 827 cases and four fatalities since the outbreak began.

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