The Cabinet has approved the resolution to extend a nationwide state of emergency through Feb 28 in order to curb the Covid-19 outbreak after the current measure expires on Jan 15.
Anucha Burapachaisri, the government spokesman said the extension will help authorities enforce strict and quick disease-control measures for containment of Covid-19.
Anucha said the new wave of Covid-19 infections spread widely to many areas in the country. The daily tallies rose among Thais and migrants. Those, who were infected but had no symptoms travelled and caused cluster infections.