“We’re confident that we can handle the situation so the cabinet agreed to revoke the state of emergency as requested by many parties,” Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told reporters. “The cancellation is to build confidence in the economy and the tourism sector.”

The state of emergency had been in place for almost two-months after being introduced in the run-up to a general election on February 2.

It will be replaced by the Internal Security Act.

Dozens of foreign governments had issued travel warnings advising tourists to avoid protest sites and take extra care in Bangkok.

The protests have waned in recent weeks and are now confined to Lumpini Park in Bangkok’s central business district and a few other sites.

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