Thailand has reduced the Covid-19 warning from level 3 to level 2 nationwide

Due to the reduction in the number of new infections, serious illnesses and deaths, the Ministry of Health has decided to reduce the level of risk for Covid-19 from level 3 to level 2 across the country.

Permanent Secretary for Public Health dr. Kiattibhoom Vongrachit said on Friday (June 17) that despite the easing of restrictions, including the refurbishment of bars and bars, no cases of infection had been reported and that most nightlife operators had complied with anti-Covid rules.

He also said hospital occupancy for Covid-19 patients is now below 10%.

Level 2 is the second lowest of the five levels.

There is advice for people over the age of 60, pregnant women, people with major medical conditions, and people who have not been fully vaccinated or have not received a booster dose.

The advice suggests that this category should not include overcrowded or low-traffic areas or places with a large number of participants, travel by any means of public transport or travel abroad.

For others, Dr. Kiattibhoom said they could live a normal life but must follow “universal prevention” measures, including wearing a face mask, social isolation, regular hand washing, and vaccinations.

He recommended vaccination for everyone, especially those over 60, pregnant women and people with comorbidities.

Since most of the recent deaths were people in these categories, he said they should strictly follow the advice.

The number of Covid-19 infections and deaths in Thailand has been declining over the past few months, with 1,967 new cases and 19 additional deaths reported yesterday.

Many restrictions have already been eased, including a move to facilitate international entry by revoking Thailand’s permit from 1 July.

Source: World of Thai PBS

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