More lockdown measures in the offing to control Covid crisis


SEVERAL media reports said the Centre for Covid Situation’s Administration’s (CCSA) committee today (July 17) considered imposing more measures to control the health crisis the country is going through that is tending to worsen in discussion with relevant agencies, TV Channel 7 said.

Among the new steps are further reducing movement of people and shutting down all activities and businesses in Bangkok and surrounding provinces except for those related transportation of goods, food, medicine, vaccines, communication services and utilities.

Sealed route system was suggested for various establishments in conducting their work with workers able to stay at their workplaces but prior permission would have to be obtained.

Among other proposals is for the government to have clear measures in infection detection, treatment and support systems to sustain life. In addition, emphasis should placed on strictly implementing cross-provincial and cross-border travel bans as well as strictly checking travellers arriving from abroad.

It was also suggested that a Covid-19 Comprehensive Response Team (CCRT) be arranged with focus on home isolation, community isolation, and where hospital management is concerned, ensure there is no duplication of work and provide comprehensive care for as many infected people as possible.

Another key step is expediting the vaccination of the elderly and those with chronic illnesses with emphasis on the targeted groups.

Where factories are concerned, rapid antigen tests will be undertaken and a bubble and seal approach used when needed. Work from home is to be stressed to reach 100 percent where possible.

However these recommendations will be tabled to a meeting of CCSA’s executive committee chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha soon.


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