(Bloomberg) -- Thailand will extend a state of emergency through November to prevent a resurgence in coronavirus outbreak as it rolls out a special visa program for foreign visitors to revive its ailing tourism industry.
The national Covid-19 task force chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Wednesday approved the extension of nationwide emergency rules through Nov. 30, according to Teerapat Prayoonsit, permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office.
The one-month extension, when approved by the cabinet next week, would be the seventh since the initial order in March. The emergency rules allow the government to enforce mandatory quarantines and streamline disease-control plans without multiple approvals from various agencies. The measures were set to end on Oct. 31.
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