Covid19: Thailand cases rise as govt to invoke emergency
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Covid19: Thailand cases rise as govt to invoke emergency

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Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Thailand increased to 934 on Wednesday, a day before a state of emergency is due to come into force giving the government sweeping powers.

A health official said a further 107 people had been diagnosed with the infection. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who first took power in a coup in 2014, said emergency rule would begin on Thursday.

The decree allows the government to "censor or shut down the media if deemed necessary" among other measures.

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