Thailand to lower Covid-19 surveillance level to communicable disease that must be monitored, effective on October 1st

National –

The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday, September 21st, announced the reduction of Covid-19 surveillance from a dangerous communicable disease to a communicable disease that must be monitored, effective on October 1st.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul stated that the level reduction was due to the lower infection and fatality rates in the country as well as around the world. The number of people who were already either vaccinated or have immunity against the virus are also reaching expected numbers as planned by the Ministry of Public Health.

By adjusting as a monitored communicable disease, several practical guidelines will be drafted and implemented for both private and public sectors. The first draft consideration by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will be held on Friday, September 23rd.

“The government will is clear: Guidelines applicable in several sections, including law, overall management system, public health, and social communication will be applied. The goal is for people to be living with Covid-19 safely and normally after the post-pandemic period. All of this will be considered at the CCSA general meeting on September 23rd,” Traisulee concluded.

Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.