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Thailand to declare state of emergency due to virus outbreak

Decree effective Thursday, says PM, with containment measures adjusted daily

BANGKOK -- Thailand is to declare a state of emergency in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said the emergency decree would be enacted on Thursday, without giving details. Measures to contain the outbreak would be adjusted daily in accordance with the changing situation, he said.

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