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Thai emergency decree extended to end-November to curb coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at a train station in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s cabinet on Wednesday agreed to extend a state of emergency until the end of November, a government spokesman said, maintaining the security measure put in place in late March to contain its coronavirus outbreak.

Thailand has confirmed only 3,759 coronavirus infections, with most recent cases imported. There have been 59 deaths.

It recently received a group of foreign visitors for the first time since a ban on commercial fights was imposed in April.

Reporting by Orathai Sriring and Satawasin Staporncharnchai; Editing by Martin Petty