Prof. Worried about the southern border, Covid-19 has increased by 23%, high deaths, reiterating the plan to open the country to adjust according to the situation must be strictly monitored There is a contingency plan in case the outbreak increases.
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On October 18, 2021 Dr. Sumani Watcharasin, Director of the Bureau of Risk Communication and Health Behavior Development, Department of Disease Control As a representative of Prof. Announcement of the daily situation that Thailand has 10,111 cases, 63 deaths. Overall, Bangkok and the perimeter of the infection have decreased. The proportion is 16 %, which is considered a clear decreasing direction. Other provinces declined slowly, accounting for 61%, while the southern border keep increasing From last week, the proportion was about 16-17%, today it has risen to 23%, while the highest number of deaths from the south is 21, from Nakhon Si Thammarat 8, Phuket 3, Prachuap Khiri Khan 3, Surat Thani 2, Narathiwat 2, Yala 1. Chumphon 1 case and Satun 1 case
for the 10 provinces with the most infections Half of them came from the south: Yala 756, Nakhon Si Thammarat 615, Songkhla 579, Pattani 502 and Narathiwat 466. The southern region from April 1 to the middle of October found that the risk factors came from entertainment venues, prisons, factories, and people with symptoms came from risk areas. And infected people from neighboring countries cause the spread of the virus in Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani.
The Prime Minister has set up an integrated center for solving the Covid-19 problem in 4 southern provinces, namely Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla, or the front office, which has begun to come into effect. A qualified person from the Department of Disease Control will be sent to investigate the disease further.
As for other clusters in the 10 provinces infected with the highest importance and continuous surveillance are Culster Camp, Chanthaburi Construction, Rayong, Rubber Plantation Fund Cooperatives, Chonburi, and fruit groves, most commonly found in Chanthaburi. Funeral clusters were found in several provinces, including Lamphun, Khon Kaen, Loei, Sa Kaeo and Kanchanaburi.
Dr. Sumanee He added that the opening of the country two weeks before Nov. 1 has been discussed with many agencies to prepare before the plan. Discuss the business sector establishment There is no best model. But as much as possible it can be done. people are safe The health system is stable. Listing countries or opening flights The fact that some countries still do not allow people to leave the country. but opened flights to facilitate Thai people in that country come home more convenient But still have to carry out strict public health measures.
Dr. Sumanee He said that we plan to open the country periodically. by having to prepare for 3 aspects: 1. The epidemic situation must be stable. 2. Considering the capacity of public health Prevention, control, and treatment 3. Blue pilot areas must cover at least 70% vaccination. The opening of the country must be gradual and gradually open. ready before opening
The main measures are open under the COVID Free Setting measure. We are in the pilot phase of opening the country. Phuket Sandbox is a good example for other blue areas. to start on Nov. 1, where the country must come from a country that The Ministry of Public Health has determined that there is a low risk. Travel by air only, receive 2 doses of vaccination, original test results are positive. Get health insurance for 50,000 dollars. When you arrive, you have to test again. Negative results go into the blue area where COVID Free Setting is done.
“If the country is opened, it must be strictly monitored. The action plan can be adjusted, can be delayed, and if the situation changes after opening the country A contingency plan must be prepared in the event of an increasing outbreak.” Dr. Sumaneesay