Pita catches Covid for the third time, coalition talks put off


MOVE FORWARD leader and prime minister-designate Pita Limjaroenrat has caught Covid-19 for the third time and as he is now self-isolating a meeting of the eight-partner coalition government scheduled for Thursday June 22 has been put off to next week, Matichon newspaper said this evening (June 20).

Mr. Chaitawat Tulathon, Move Forward’s secretary-general, said while this key meeting has been postponed a seminar to be attended by Move Forward’s new MPs scheduled for June 21-23 will continue with him standing in on Pita’s behalf.

After returning from a visit to the North to thank people for supporting Move Forward on June 16 Pita has not visited his party’s head office and held online conferences instead.

Pita tweeted the following message:

“I have got infected with Covid, on Sunday June 18, 2023 I started having some mild symptoms, after that I self-isolated and did not go out to public places. Then today, Tuesday, June 20, I tested positive on an ATK unit even though the symptoms are mild and I have been vaccinated six times.

“So I ask for permission to self-isolate and put off activities for a short while so as to not spread infection to others.

“Those who got close to me over the past week please observe your symptoms.”


Move Forward leader/prime minister-designate Pita Limjaroenrat. Photo: Thai Rath

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