The Thai National Security Council (NSC) is planning to propose later this week both strict new measures and relaxation/easing orders of Covid-19 preventive measures in particular provinces, depending on the number of daily infections.
Additionally, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs are both set to hold major meetings this Thursday around Covid-19 restrictions and to clarify information from Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan O’Cha’s major announcement around reopening the country from last night.
General Supot Malaniyom as the secretary-general of the NSC told the Associated Press yesterday, October 11th, that the general Covid-19 pandemic situation in Thailand has continued to increase after easing some measures in dark-red zone provinces. Currently, the major area of concern is the deep South in provinces like Yala, Songkhla, and Pattani. Therefore, the NSC would likely introduce more strict measures in rapidly-increase provinces/areas to the CCSA general cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha. At the same time, it is also likely that provinces that have been previously been classified as “Dark Red” with maximum restrictions and measures would be potentially eased.
Supot told the Associated Press: “The Cabinet has previously assigned the NSC to propose the most effective country reopening plan in the safest way possible. To do this, we must get current outbreaks and infections under control as much as possible. These plans will be mentioned at the next meeting to the Prime Minister.”
“The NCS will also discuss which preventive measures must be more stringent or more relaxed at the meeting. More details may be provided after the general meeting of the CCSA.” Supot stated.
The next scheduled major CCSA meeting is Thursday, October 14th, notes TPN media. This meeting should provide more clarity and information around the Prime Minister’s primetime announcement last night regarding opening the country to vaccinated foreign tourists from low-risk countries as well.
Additionally, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is set to hold a press conference on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. to give more information about the plan to reopen the country and likely clarify the list of countries that will be allowed to enter as early as November. The press conference will be broadcast live on Facebook according to the MFA spokesman Tanee Sangrat earlier today, October 12th, 2021.
The CCSA meeting this day is scheduled to review current zone restrictions as well as the curfew in place in dark-red provinces. We will cover any major announcements from these meetings on Thursday, so make sure you stay tuned right here with TPN media.
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