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Thailand to 'fully reopen in 120 days,' prime minister promises

Prayuth claims sufficient vaccines in pipeline but country must 'live with some risk'

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha tells the kingdom that "we cannot wait for a time when everyone is fully vaccinated with two shots."   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced Thailand will "fully reopen within 120 days" during a televised address on Wednesday evening.

Prayuth said the unilateral decision had been taken on the basis of "signed reservation and supply contracts for 105.5 million [COVID-19 vaccine] doses to be delivered this year ... putting us ahead of our target for vaccine supplies."

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