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The Thai government formally extended a state of emergency until 31 August

The Thai Cabinet on Wednesday at a meeting at the government House in Bangkok formally extended a state of emergency in the country in connection with the pandemic COVID-19 to 31 August, reported the press Secretary of the government Narumon Pinosylvin.

"The state of emergency in connection with the pandemic coronavirus infection was extended by the Cabinet of Ministers before 31 August for the submission of national security Council of Thailand," she said.

"The resolution of the Cabinet for the same period in the termination paragraph of article 9 of the emergency Decree prohibiting gatherings and events. In this respect will be the rules and articles of laws in force at the usual time," added Pinosylvin.

The state of emergency in Thailand was launched on 26 March this year in order to effectively combat coronavirus infection and had previously been extended three times.

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