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Thailand Extends State of Emergency by Another Month

BANGKOK — Thailand is extending a state of emergency by another month until Feb. 28 and tightening travel restriction in parts of the country.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, a spokesperson for the COVID-19 coordinating center, says Thursday there were 305 new cases and one death. That brings the total confirmed cases to 9,636 and 67 deaths.

Since the new surge began in mid-December after months of little or no local cases, most of the new cases have been migrant workers from neighboring Myanmar who were employed in seafood markets and factories in a province next to Bangkok. Most are housed in dormitories that have been closed off to the public.

The government has ordered a partial lockdown around Thailand. Schools, bars, gambling parlors and other public gathering places have been closed. Malls, departments stores and restaurants remain open with limited hours.

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