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Malaysia rulers meet to consider PM Muhyiddin’s emergency proposal

Malaysia’s rulers met on Sunday to discuss what sources have said is a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to impose a state of emergency amid a political crisis in…

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PM Prayut revokes state of emergency

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has revoked the severe state of emergency imposed in Bangkok last week to deal with the ongoing anti-government protests. The revocation, which was published in the…

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State of emergency declared in Bangkok, protest leaders arrested

Police arrested some of the key anti-government protest leaders early Thursday morning shortly after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared a state of emergency in Bangkok. The state of emergency took…

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CCSA to seek extension of state of emergency to end of September

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will be asked to extend the state of emergency for another month, citing its necessity to protect the public against COVID-19 infection, but…

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Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases as state of emergency is extended

Thailand today (Wednesday) recorded six new COVID-19 infections, all among returnees from abroad in state quarantine, as the CCSA decides to extend the state of emergency for another month, until…

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PM defends proposed extension of state of emergency

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Tuesday) defended a proposed extension of the state of emergency for another month, maintaining that such an extension has nothing to do with anti-government…

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Thailand set to extend state of emergency until end of July

The CCSA’s subcommittee in Thailand, which considers the easing of lockdown restrictions, has decided to extend the state of emergency for another month, until the end of July. National Security…

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Government needs alternatives if state of emergency is lifted – DPM Wissanu

An alternative legal mechanism must be put in place, in parallel with the Communicable Disease Act, if the current state of emergency is to be lifted, otherwise there will be…

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Thai state to provide 3,000 baht cash subsidy to 13 million in a “fragile group”

Citing health security, the Thai Cabinet today approved the CCSA’s proposal for an extension to the nation-wide state of emergency for another month, to the end of June. Government spokesperson…

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Thai government extends state of emergency until end of June

Citing health security, the Thai Cabinet today approved the CCSA’s proposal for an extension to the nation-wide state of emergency for another month, to the end of June. Government spokesperson…

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Thailand considers shortening curfew hours to midnight until 4am

Thailand’s National Security Council (NSC) has been assigned, by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as the CCSA chief, to consider whether the current 11pm to 4am curfew can…

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Pedestrians walk on the main street of Chinatown after the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok on May 21, 2020. – Thailand continued easing restrictions related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on May 17 by allowing various businesses to reopen, but warned that the stricter measures would be re-imposed should cases increase again. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand extends state of emergency until end of June

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has endorsed the proposal of the National Security Council to extend the country’s current state of emergency until the end of June, as…

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Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 infections today (Sunday), as the country enters the second phase of lockdown relaxation. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the new cases include a…

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FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares state of emergency during a meeting of the new coronavirus task force at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, April 7, 2020. Franck Robichon/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Japan’s PM expected to extend state of emergency until end-May

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to extend the country’s state of emergency on Monday until the end of May, public broadcaster NHK said. The government…

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A general view shows an empty street in Bangkok on April 3, 2020, ahead of a nationwide night curfew aimed at stemming the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

CCSA to propose extension of state of emergency and curfew until end of May

The CCSA, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to extend the current state of emergency, due to expire on April 30th, until the end of May and to…

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18 foreign tourists arrested at party on Pha-ngan Island

Eighteen foreign tourists were today detained by Thai police for partying at a rented house on Pha-ngan Island, home to the popular full-moon parties, in violation of state of emergency…

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CCSA to consider whether state of emergency restrictions can be eased

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will conduct an assessment of the enforcement of measures being imposed under the State of Emergency Executive Decree, including the night curfew, to…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wearing a face mask amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, attends an upper house committee meeting at the parliament in Tokyo on April 1, 2020. (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

Japan to declare state of emergency over coronavirus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will on Tuesday declare a state of emergency in parts of the country, including Tokyo, over a spike in coronavirus infections. “I have decided that…

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Emergency declared as government rolls out measures to help workers and businesses

The Thai government has declared a nationwide state of emergency in a stepped- up effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, which has so far affected 827 people and killed…

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Thai government declares COVID-19 state of emergency

The Thai government has declared a national state of emergency, effective form Thursday for a month, in an intensified attempt to stem the spread of coronavirus. The declaration is expected…

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FILE PHOTO: A plane releases fire retardant over forest during bushfires in South Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia November 12, 2019 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Video taken November 12,2019. IAIN BREW via REUTERS

State of emergency declared as bushfire threatens Australian capital

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel…

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