THE spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today (June 1) said that it is possible for substitute Songkran holidays to be scheduled in July with this depending on how phase 3 and 4 easing of the Covid-19 lockdown pans out, PostToday reported.
Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin was replying to questions from the Press that there were rumours Songkran holidays cancelled in April would now be scheduled in July.
To ensure that Songkran is marked in July the cooperation of everyone is needed in taking care of their personal hygiene to prevent the spread of coronavirus, he added.
There are people who now say they are wearing face masks and cleaning their body less frequently but they are warned lapsing increases the risk of getting infected.
Dr Taweesilp also mentioned that head and facial massages are still not allowed at massage centres because Covid-19 usually enters the body through the respiratory system with the face being where most infections occur.
Many masseuses and masseurs returning from overseas have been found to be infected with coronavirus and it is to protect these professionals that this measure was introduced.
Meanwhile over the past 24 hours one additional Covid-19 case was recorded with this being a woman who returned from Russia with there being no infection among those within the country for 7 days now.
The addition of this one case takes the total in this country to 3,082 cases.
This 43-year-old woman returned from Russia on May 20 and was immediately placed in state quarantine in Chonburi province. There was no infection at the first test on May 24 but she was found to be infected at the second test yesterday May 31. She has been admitted to a hospital in the same province.
Two more patients have recovered taking the total to 2,965 people or 96.20% of the total number of cases
There are 60 people currently being treated for this infection at various hospitals.
Dr Taweesilp talking to the press. Photo: PostToday