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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government late Tuesday night raised its Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Thailand to black for Bangkok, while the alert for other parts of Thailand remains at amber. 

The change was announced after the caretaker government has invoked a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and some neighbouring provinces.

Hong Kong's government spokesman said, "Residents are urged to avoid all travel to Thailand (Bangkok). Those already there should attend to their personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people."

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