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Thai PM Warns Rally Could Trigger 2nd Wave of Coronavirus Infections

By Kyodo News 18 September 2020

BANGKOK—Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday warned that an anti-government rally planned for this weekend in Bangkok could spark a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand and urged that it be called off.

Prayut, in a televised statement, said the mass gathering, which could be the largest protest yet against his government, poses “an enormous risk of new infections.”

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