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Thailand extends suspension of quarantine-free entry

Government also will ban alcohol at eateries after 9 p.m. due to COVID uptick

BANGKOK -- The Thai government decided to extend the suspension of quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated tourists on Friday, while also limiting hours for alcohol consumption at eateries as coronavirus cases resurge sharply.

The verdicts will adversely affect Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, as it is largely dependent on tourism and related businesses.

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