The Thai Health Ministry has recently lowered the Covid-19 alert level from level 3 (moderate risk) to 2 (low risk) nationwide, citing no massive clusters found so far after the reopening of the nightlife sector.
Dr. Kiattipoom Wongrachit, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, revealed today, June 18th, that the number of new Covid-19 confirmed cases, severe patients, and casualties have been significantly declining even after the official reopening of the nightlife sector on June 1st.
According to the doctor, massive Covid-19 clusters have not been spotted so far, which could signify that most nightlife operators are complying well with the Covid Free Setting measure.
To align with the nationwide color-rezoning into the green (surveillance) zone, the Thai Ministry of Public Health has, therefore, decided to lower the Covid-19 alert level from level 3 (moderate risk) to level 2 (low risk) nationwide, the doctor said.
“The Health Ministry wants to adjust the measure to reflect the changing situation so that all citizens can live as normally as they did before the pandemic,” Dr. Kiattipoom said “We are now focusing on the 608 Group (elderly, people with chronic diseases, pregnant, or a body weight of more than 90 kgs)”.
The Health Ministry urged people in the 608 Group to get a booster dose, stay away from the masses, and refrain from travelling abroad if possible, the doctor stressed.