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The cabinet has approved a draft announcement transferring the power of ministers to the prime minister to ensure efficient handling of the Covid-19 crisis, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said on Tuesday.

“The temporary transfer of power is limited to efforts to prevent the further transmission of the outbreak, mitigating the impacts and providing assistance to the public,” he said.

The announcement covers 31 pieces of legislation:

1. Communicable Disease Control Act BE 2558

2. Drug Act BE 2510

3. National Vaccine Security Act BE 2561

4. Navigation Act BE 2456

5. Air Navigation Act BE 2497

6. Development of Digitality for Economy and Society Act BE 2560

7. Emergency Medical Act BE 2551

8. National Cyber Security Act BE 2562

9. Public Health Act BE 2535

10. Immigration Act BE 2522

11. Fuel Control Act BE 2542

12. Commodity Control Act BE 2495

13. Armament Control Act BE 2530

14. Medical Device Act BE 2551

15. Land Traffic Act BE 2522

16. Defence Ministry Administration Act BE 2551

17. Pathogens and Animal Toxins Act BE 2558

18. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Act BE 2550

19. Social Security Act BE 2533

20. Automobile Act BE 2522

21. Military Service Act BE 2497

22. Hazardous Substance Act BE 2535

23. Computer-related Crime Act BE 2550

24. Electronic Transaction Act BE 2544

25. Prices of Goods and Services Act BE 2542

26. Place of Entertainment Act BE 2509

27. Health Facilities Act BE 2541

28. Health Establishment Act BE 2559

29. National Health Security Act BE 2545

30. Government Pharmaceutical Organisation Act BE 2509

31. Food Act BE 2522.

Published : April 28, 2021

By : THE NATION