Thai health officials seek lockdown of eastern region for 28 days, sets more restrictions amid COVID-19 second wave.
Thailand again extends lockdown.
Thailand is again extending its state of emergency, until the end of next month.
This is the ninth extension since the government declared the emergency in March of last year. The latest decision comes as the country faces a surge in coronavirus cases on the heels of a fresh outbreak last month.
The Thai government confirmed 527 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total to over 8,900. The number has doubled in about half a month.
While the authorities introduced new regulations for Bangkok and 27 provinces on Monday, they have announced even stricter measures for 5 provinces where the infections are particularly widespread. The measures include setting up more checkpoints and inspecting all vehicles crossing provincial borders.