Move to lift emergency decree on Friday


THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee will consider revoking the emergency decree at its meeting on Friday September 10 which will evaluate the coronavirus situation in the country after the latest relaxation of restrictions, TV Channel 7 said today (Sept. 6).

The CCSA executive panel chaired by Prime MInister Prayut Chan-o-cha will review the use of the emergency powers, including section 5 of this decree which is employed to enforce curfew and travel restrictions to halt the spread of Covid-19, and revert back to normality where Communicable Disease Act B.E. 2558 is applicable.

The rescinding of such powers will lead to the dissolution of CCSA with relevant agencies, particularly the Public Health Ministry, shouldering the responsibilities from October 1 onwards.

CCSA also announced that there were 13,988 Covid cases and 187 deaths over the past 24 hours with 13,544 being among the general public and 444 in prisons and detention centres.

This takes the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 1,294,522.

The additional 187 fatalities raised the death toll to 13,042.

Another 17,284 patients have been cured taking total recoveries to 1,132,858 while 148,622 are still undergoing treatment.


Top: A police checkpoint during curfew.

Home Page: Ratchadamri road is completely empty during curfew. Photos: NNT

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