The subcommittee of the Administrative Center for Covid19 Control, the CCSA, has decided to extend the state of emergency for another two months and postpone the reopening of the country from October 1 to November 1.
General Nattapon Nakpanich, head of the National Security Council and chairman of the subcommittee, approved the proposal to extend the emergency decree until the end of November to curb the spread of Covid-19. The decree is due to expire at the end of this month.
The panel also decided to postpone the reopening of five tourist provinces for quarantine-free international travel. Bangkok, Chonburi, Chiang Mai, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi were originally scheduled to reopen on October 1, but the panel said it would have to be postponed to November 1.
The proposals will be submitted for approval on Monday (September 27) at a CCSA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
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