The Thai government extended the state of Emergency effective from February 1 to March 31. It has already been published in the Royal Gazette on Tuesday.
According to the announcement as reported by The Nation, the highly transmissible Omicron, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus, is spreading another wave of infections in the country.
It added that although Thai people already received their jabs, the number of people who got the booster dose is still low. Therefore, the situation can pose risk to the public health system and the health and life of Thai people if the pandemic worsens in the country.
Additionally, it has been found that more and more people from neighboring countries were trying to flee violence and economic hardship in their countries to Thailand, which could worsen the pandemic situation in Thailand.
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