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Thailand’s emergency decree extended until mid-January

Health officials today approved an extension of the country’s emergency decree, which will last for 45 days this time.

Although the vast majority of COVID-19 cases in the past several months have come from abroad, the COVID-19 task force today gave the greenlight to extend the decree for the eighth time during the pandemic. Instead of the usual monthly extension, the decree is set to expire on Jan. 15. 

Task force spokesman Taweesilp Wisanuyothin said the emergency decree will enable health officials to work quickly and efficiently to defend the kingdom from the virus during an expected spike in holidaymakers for the New Year. 

Furthermore, Thailand is welcoming international guests as it’s set to host the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships in January.

The task force today also approved golf courses to be alternative quarantine sites for…

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