How will life in Thailand change when the COVID state of emergency ends this month?

Thailand will officially lift its COVID-19 emergency decree at the end of this month, paving the way for millions of people to return to normal life. Let’s check out all…

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CCSA to decide next month whether to lift emergency decree

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will meet in September to consider whether the state of emergency, put in place to control the spread of the disease in March…

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Thai cabinet extends State of Emergency until end of September

The cabinet agreed yesterday (Tuesday) to extend the State of Emergency, from August 1st to September 30th, citing the need to control the spread of COVID-19, especially the new Omicron…

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Pheu Thai party renews call for PM to scrap emergency decree

The opposition Pheu Thai party has renewed its call for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to revoke the Emergency Decree, claiming that the special law, which was imposed to contain the…

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NHRC rules limitation of free expression a violation of human rights

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ruled that Restriction No: 11, contained in “Announcement 27”, issued under the Emergency Decree by the Thai government, which bars media from disseminating…

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Thailand to resume registration for quarantine-free ‘Test and Go’ program on Feb 1

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has agreed to resume registration for the currently suspended quarantine-free entry program, known as “Test and Go”, from February 1st. It will also…

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International visitors await instructions from health officials inside the arrival terminal at Suvarnabhumi International Airport as Thailand welcomes the first group of vaccinated tourists without quarantine in Bangkok on November 1, 2021./ AFP

Resumption of ‘Test and Go’ registrations, new COVID measures, to be decided by CCSA Thursday

The resumption of new “Test and Go” registrations, COVID-19 rezoning and yet another extension of Thailand’s nationwide State of Emergency, in place since March 2020, will be proposed to and…

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Almost 100 people charged with violating alcohol ban at Bangkok mall

Ninety-three people were detained for police questioning and charged on Monday for allegedly selling and/or drinking alcohol at a restaurant and bar in Bangkok, in violation of the COVID-19 restrictions….

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Thai Civil Court rejects plea to suspend public gathering restrictions

The Thai Civil Court today (Friday) dismissed a plea for restrictions on public gatherings to be lifted, submitted by Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw) and two Ratsadon anti-establishment protesters. In…

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Thai civil court accepts lawsuit demanding revocation of Emergency Decree, compensation

The Thai Civil Court accepted a lawsuit today (Tuesday), against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five others, filed jointly by the anti-establishment Ratsadon group, the Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw),…

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A view of the almost empty departure hall of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on August 1, 2020, as passenger numbers plummeted due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

CCSA subcommittee proposes 2-month extension of State of Emergency

A subcommittee of Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved another 2-month extension to the Emergency Decree, which was due to expire at the end of this month,…

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No decision on State of Emergency yet, CCSA may remain – Deputy Government Spokesperson

There has yet to be a decision on whether to extend Thailand’s nationwide State of Emergency, set to expire on September 30th, or whether the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration…

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Protection for medics or impunity for govt: COVID amnesty bill under spotlight

The government is poised to declare one of its most controversial decrees under emergency law – one that would hand legal immunity to both COVID-19 health workers and those in…

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In this photo taken and released on October 29, 2019 by the Royal Thai Government, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (R) attends the launching of anti-fake news centre at the Government House in Bangkok. Thailand is set to open its first centre to combat fake news, a minister said October 29, the latest Asian country to push for greater cyber scrutiny in what activists fear is a smokescreen for targeting critics.

Thai media vow to fight until government lifts restrictions on free expression

The National Press Council of Thailand, the News Broadcast Council of Thailand, the Thai Journalists Association, the Online News Providers Association, the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association and the National Union…

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Protest leaders at Democracy Monument in Bangkok

Police to charge protest leaders for breaching state of emergency

Police are collecting evidence on anti-establishment protest leaders, who organised a rally at the Democracy Monument at 4.30am this morning, for breaching the emergency decree’s ban on gatherings of more…

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State of Emergency to be extended for two more months to control COVID-19

It may take two more months to bring the current COVID-19 wave under control, according to Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and Public Health Ministry. A CCSA meeting…

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Eateries can now offer in-house drinks and live music up to 11pm

Restaurants and other eateries are allowed to serve alcoholic drinks to provide live music to their customers again, until 11pm, but no dancing, after the CCSA decided today to ease…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok a few months ago.

Thailand records one new quarantined COVID-19 case as emergency decree is extended

The CCSA, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, decided to extend the emergency decree today, for the sixth time, until the end of September, as proposed by the…

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Thailand records one COVID-19 case among quarantined returnees

One new COVID-19 was recorded in Thailand today, among Thais who have returned from abroad and are in 14 day state mandated quarantine. There have been no new fatalities. CCSA…

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DPM Wissanu hints that emergency decree may not be extended

It is appears unlikely that the state of emergency will be extended, when the associated executive decree expires at the end of this month. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm said…

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NSC to propose extending emergency decree until end of June

Thailand’s National Security Council is to recommend, to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), an extension of the state of emergency until the end of June, as Thailand records…

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Emergency decree in Deep South extended for 3 months

The emergency decree, currently in effect in Thailand’s three southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and certain districts of Songkhla province, is to be extendeduntil June 19th. The…

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