Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // Uncategorized // Thai PM remains cautious as further easing of Covid restrictions to be decided Friday

Thai PM remains cautious as further easing of Covid restrictions to be decided Friday

This Friday, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Thailand’s Covid taskforce, will consider easing a number of restrictions, but the PM remains cautious. Prayut Chan-o-cha says any relaxation of the rules must be done with public safety in mind.

The Bangkok Post reports that some of the proposals being considered include a revision of the colour-coded zoning of provinces, as well as potentially allowing nightlife to open for longer. Bars and other entertainment venues in green and blue zones were allowed to re- open from June 1 but owners have expressed frustration at the midnight closing time.

There have also been calls for the mask mandate to be dropped in outdoor spaces, but Supoj Malaniyom from the CCSA’s operations centre says the Public Health Ministry has a clear timeline for this, as well as for declaring Covid-19 endemic in Thailand.

Meanwhile, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana says the health ministry is working on guidelines for healthcare facilities during the transition period leading up to the virus being accorded endemic status. This period is expected to begin from July 1, according to a Bangkok Post report.

Thanakorn says the guidelines will ensure Covid-19 patients can still access prompt healthcare services, in light of several of those services being scrapped as patient numbers fall.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1


You May Also Like


by Tim Newton Don’t count on Russian tourists saving Phuket’s fragile tourism recovery any time soon. In fact it’s going to become increasingly difficult...


Automatic extensions of 15 days have been added to the two most popular forms of tourist arrival in Thailand. With the visa exemption program,...

Phuket Travel

A new night time theme park called “Carnival Magic – The Magic Kingdom of Lights” is opening on Phuket on September 20. At a...

National News

An Irrawaddy dolphin calf, found stuck in a tidal pool off the Gulf of Thailand coast of Rayong in the east of Thailand, is...