Covid restrictions to remain in place till end of this month


A MEETING of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this afternoon (Sept. 10) decided to maintain the current Covid restrictions till the end of this month while also providing 24 million doses of vaccines for the five risk groups from late September till end of October, said.

CCSA’s spokesman Dr. Thaweesilp Wisanuyothin revealed that the meeting also decided to continue keeping the 29 provinces in maximum and strict control (dark red) zone without any changes and likewise maintain the 37 provinces in the highest control (red)  zone and 11 provinces in the control (orange) zone.

Preventive measures to control diseases at the area level and according to the situation as stated in Regulation No. 32 will also stay in place till September 30, 2021.

The 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew remains in effect as does the work from home measure. Businesses and other activities allowed to reopen may do so as usual but entertainment venues will remain shut. Restaurants are forbidden from serving alcoholic beverages.

The public is required to strictly uphold universal prevention measures at risky locations in keeping with Covid Free Setting measures.

Moreover a plan was approved to distribute 24 million doses of Covid vaccines to the five target groups from September 27 to October 31, 2021. This includes mixing different vaccines, giving booster shots and inoculating those 12 years and older.


Top: Neon signs are turned off in Bangkok’s Yaowarat Road during curfew. Photo: Reuters and published by The Straits Times

Home Page: CCSA’s spokesman Dr Thaweesilp. Photo: NNT


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