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Thailand invokes Emergency Decree from 26 March to 30 April 2020

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Thailand invokes Emergency Decree from 26 March to 30 April 2020

This is the latest news from Thailand in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in the country . The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform international and domestic tourists that Thai Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, has invoked the “Emergency Decree” across the nation, effective from tomorrow, 26 March to 30 April, 2020.

TAT understands that the move comes in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in Thailand, which sees a total of 934 accumulated confirmed infections today including 107 new cases. So far the virus has claimed four lives in Thailand. Thus the “Emergency Decree” has been invoked to allow the Prime Minister to launch appropriate measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus.

In addition to previously announced measures, including temporary closure of venues, cancellation of events and festivals, etc., the Prime Minister said more measures would be announced to limit people’s movements.

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/). Travellers can also keep up-to-date with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand at https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php.

For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

Malaysia just extended the Measure Control Order by 14 days to 14 April 2020 while Thailand will have the Emergency Decree until 30 April 2020. Please stay safe and stay at home our fellow friends in Thailand and Malaysia. Stay strong and we will get through this difficult times.

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