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State of emergency set to be extended through July

By The Nation

 

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The committee on lockdown easing will ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to extend the state of emergency until the end of July, National Security Council secretary-general Gen Somsak Rungsita said today.

 

Speaking after meeting with the committee, Gen Somsak said members had agreed to extend the state of emergency for another month to prevent a second wave of contagion after schools reopen next week.

 

"In the fifth phase of lockdown easing, the government will allow venues that have high risk of infection to reopen, so we believe the state of emergency is needed to contain the spread of Covid-19," he said.

 

"We will propose this issue to the CCSA on Monday (June 29) and to the Cabinet on Tuesday (June 30)."

 

He said the move was not related to politics, adding that the state of emergency can be ended at any time if the situation returns to normal. Critics have accused the government of using the emergency decree – which bans large gatherings and gives officials legal immunity over human rights violations – to suppress free speech.

 

"So far, the government has prioritised protecting children and the elderly, so this move is aimed to ensure the safety of children and parents after the new semester opens," he said.

 

"The important thing is to contain the spread of the virus effectively and conduct as many Covid-19 tests as possible."

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390286

 

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<Deleted> told you, anyone who still thinks this is about the virus, that has not appeared for 31 days, is delusional ! 

Control, control and more control !

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The key sentence seems to be: “General Somsak said that members had agreed to extend the state of emergency for another month to prevent a second wave of contagion after schools reopen next week.”

 

None of us really knows what the virus will do next. We have been very lucky so far in Thailand, when compared with what has happened in other countries. I would be inclined to give the government the benefit of the doubt. 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

<Deleted> told you, anyone who still thinks this is about the virus, that has not appeared for 31 days, is delusional ! 

Control, control and more control !

...that has not been reported to have appeared...

 

Maybe it is about the virus.

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22 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

<Deleted> told you, anyone who still thinks this is about the virus, that has not appeared for 31 days, is delusional ! 

Control, control and more control !

if it doesn't suit your lifestyle then it is best to look elsewhere .... Brazil maybe   ?

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2 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

<Deleted> told you, anyone who still thinks this is about the virus, that has not appeared for 31 days, is delusional ! 

Control, control and more control !

Exactly! Just wondering why Thailand's leaders need so much more control (it would appear) than Vietnam's Communist leaders?

 

It sure looks like there's more freedom in Vietnam these days! Apparently when they re-opened the schools in May, they did the temperature check and hand sanitizer for just a week and have since stopped!

 

Masks are officially still compulsory, but no idea if they're still being enforced!

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2 hours ago, steven100 said:

if it doesn't suit your lifestyle then it is best to look elsewhere .... Brazil maybe   ?

Thaiwrath was not complaining, he was merely confirming and stating the obvious, the extension of the emergency decree has absolutely nothing to do with the virus.
 

People who believe otherwise clearly don’t know anything about Thai politics.

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3 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The important thing is to contain the spread of the virus effectively and conduct as many Covid-19 tests as possible."

Is entering a 7/11 and writing your name down considered a covid19 test?

Then they did a lot of testing...

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2 hours ago, steven100 said:

Good job from Khun Prayut Chan O Cha and his government. 

Minimize transmission risk and prevent any further issues moving forward. 

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China has 50 cent posters, what is the Thai equivalent?  5 baht posters?

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3 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He said the move was not related to politics, adding that the state of emergency can be ended at any time if the situation returns to normal.

I thought this is already the new normal. What is he waiting for? 

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4 hours ago, silver sea said:

The key sentence seems to be: “General Somsak said that members had agreed to extend the state of emergency for another month to prevent a second wave of contagion after schools reopen next week.”

 

None of us really knows what the virus will do next. We have been very lucky so far in Thailand, when compared with what has happened in other countries. I would be inclined to give the government the benefit of the doubt. 

 

 

Did you ever wonder why?

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NSC: One-month extension of emergency decree is necessary

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) insists that the emergency decree has to remain in force for another month, as the country may see a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in this perilous time.

 

The NSC Secretary-General, Gen. Somsak Rungsita, said today that an NSC meeting had approved a one-month extension of the emergency decree because the fifth phase of lockdown easing will affect venues, which are at high risk of COVID-19 transmissions.

 

The meeting expressed concern for the elderly and children. With many schools set to reopen in July, gatherings of students and their guardians are expected. If the decree is lifted, it will be difficult for the authorities to effectively implement disease control measures and screen people entering the country. The extension is not related to political issues, and will not affect people’s way of life.

 

Gen. Somsak said the extension will help build confidence, with more activities and businesses set to resume after the next phase of eased restrictions. The global situation has not completely improved. The lifting of the emergency decree can be proposed any time, but if another wave is imminent, more stringent measures will be taken. Live sporting events can only be broadcast at this time.

 

The security official said the travel bubble plan can’t happen yet, but entrepreneurs, who plan to visit Thailand, must consider if their business activities can actually stimulate the economy. They have to undergo a health check-up before entering the country. There are limits on the types of businesses and the number of entrepreneurs, and the authorities must be able to locate them at all times when they are in Thailand.

 

The NSC meeting’s resolutions will be submitted to the cabinet and the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for consideration next Monday (June 29), before the decree’s extension is declared the following day.

 

Source: http://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/detail/TCATG200625192743118

 

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If Thailand had an ignore or block button just like social media platforms I wonder how many of the so called leaders, ministers and government officials would be on ignore or blocked and by how many people - and it would be even better if they could give a reason that they could see

 

 

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Thailand said:

Extending the state of emergency the same time as opening schools makes little sense?

Come on , you expect sense here,:cheesy:🤭

Remember where you are, control thats what its all about, control.

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the virus has been controlled we are informed .most forms of activity are normal or are normalising ....we are told.except political ones.ummmm.no count in 32 days .....very good so why the handcuffs?we have enough regs in place to handle it without a decree being needed.what do the citizens think?ahh that ones outta bounds emergency decree or not.when will families and loved ones be able to meet again?even if they are foreigners,actually these sub humans have feelings lives loves families  jobs businesses like others.so any bets folks come endda next month?i know where my moneys going.yep thats a cert.also a side bet that a cluster appears  ....just at the right time.well its gotta look right.

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11 hours ago, silver sea said:

The key sentence seems to be: “General Somsak said that members had agreed to extend the state of emergency for another month to prevent a second wave of contagion after schools reopen next week.”

 

None of us really knows what the virus will do next. We have been very lucky so far in Thailand, when compared with what has happened in other countries. I would be inclined to give the government the benefit of the doubt. 

 

 

Take a look at what's happened in the US in the last 24 hrs, spreading even more quickly and very big numbers.

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8 hours ago, taxin said:

Thaiwrath was not complaining, he was merely confirming and stating the obvious, the extension of the emergency decree has absolutely nothing to do with the virus.
 

People who believe otherwise clearly don’t know anything about Thai politics.

So, unlike the rest of us, you of course, know everything about Thai politics, yes?

Therefore, as you 'know' about Thai politics, please enlighten us mere mortals about all the world governments' policies regarding Covid 19?

Personally, I have no love for autocratic governments, but in this case, this decision seems reasonable.

My daughter returns to school on Wednesday. her school has done a fantastic job of interpreting the 'social distancing' rules from the government, but nobody can guarantee the safety of the hundreds of thousands of students across Thailand, all returning en-bloc to school just as Thailand settles uneasily back into a 'routine' way of life.

I think this is a perfectly sensible idea. Let's wait and see.

No doubt the conspiracy theorists will have, or need, something to blether about......

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11 hours ago, steven100 said:
12 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

<Deleted> told you, anyone who still thinks this is about the virus, that has not appeared for 31 days, is delusional ! 

Control, control and more control !

if it doesn't suit your lifestyle then it is best to look elsewhere .... Brazil maybe   ?

'If you don’t like it go home’ - that old chestnut... surprised to see an experienced poster use it though... 

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9 hours ago, taxin said:

Thaiwrath was not complaining, he was merely confirming and stating the obvious, the extension of the emergency decree has absolutely nothing to do with the virus.
 

People who believe otherwise clearly don’t know anything about Thai politics.

lol .... complaining, that's all he ever does. One of those everything thailand does is bad. You know the type i mean. 

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3 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

'If you don’t like it go home’ - that old chestnut... surprised to see an experienced poster use it though... 

yeah ..... but i didn't say go home, I suggested Brazil instead.    lol

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

State of emergency set to be extended

 

It’s really quite simple for the Forces of Darkness.

 

Next month they can agree to rescind the “Emergency”….but at the same time insist that the key features of the “Emergency” are vital to the safety of the country. So technically, even if the “Emergency” is 'lifted'….all the means of control and repression associated with the “Emergency” will remain in place.

 

Will they voluntarily give up the opportunity to increase their control? Not likely. Control to a power-obsessed, autocratic government is like drink to the alcoholic. There's never enough....and it's always going to want more....and more....and more...

 

So…for all intents and purposes, the “Emergency” is here to stay.

 

Remember boys and girls...it’s all necessary to preserve the prosperity and well-being of the Thai generals...er...people.

 

 

 

 

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