Covid-19 cases in October in Thailand may increase after restrictions continue to be eased, Public Health Ministry says

National –

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry stated, today, September 15th, that they expected that the number of infected people (with Covid-19) in October may be increased after the reopening of some businesses and activities and further easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, the Department of Disease Control’s director for emergency health hazards and diseases, told reporters that the situation of Covid-19 in Thailand has recently decreased in terms of cases with severe symptoms and deaths due to the partial lockdown measures and vaccination programs. However, some clusters and spread are still found in many areas, especially from going to risky places, from eating together, and from infections among family members.

The Director also emphasized that people should be cautious as much as possible, especially when participating in activities, traveling, meeting others, and having contacts with others as there is still a risk of spreading, more infection rates, and there may be a tendency to have more new cases in October.

“We would like to ask the public to continuously enforce the highest self-protection measures at all times and receive a Covid-19 vaccination in order to reduce the number of infected people to a minimum,” Chawetsan concluded.

Chawetsan conceded that the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, may further ease restrictions in October as part of a plan to welcome back foreign vaccinated tourists in some provinces but urged people to remain cautious.


Follow us on Facebook,

Join us on LINE for breaking alerts!

User Review
0 (0 votes)
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.