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US envoy learns reason for extension of emergency

May 27. 2020
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By The Nation

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam met US Ambassador George DeSombre on Wednesday (May 27) to explain why the government was extending the state of emergency.

The ambassador, who was on a courtesy call, commended the authorities for managing the situation well and has also written an article saying Thailand is a good destination for investors.

Meanwhile, Wissanu told the envoy that there are several reasons for extending the state emergency by a month. He said the emergency decree allows the government to ensure the same standard and guidelines are maintained across the country, it is able to ensure every province follows the same protection regulations and nobody gets away with violating protection measures.

The deputy PM added that the US has helped Thailand with medical supplies, which is why many measures are being relaxed from June 1, but he said people should be careful since the rainy season is arriving and the chance of virus transmission will be higher. He said the option of allowing airlines to fly again will be considered in July.

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