Recent Covid-19 outbreak from entertainment venues in Bangkok must be resolved within one month, says Thailand’s Public Health Minister

Bangkok –

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today, April 16th, said that the Ministry had laid out a framework to potentially control the current Covid-19 clusters from entertainment venues within a month, while 100 percent of healthcare workers will fully receive the Covid-19 vaccines by next week.

He stated that if the government has issued the closure of all entertainment venues while implementing the strictest health measures, the cycle of the outbreak should be ended in about one month.

However, if a new cluster was unexpectedly discovered during this time, the disease control would also be extended and require a longer period of time.

Furthermore, the Minister claimed that within the next week, the Covid-19 vaccines will completely be provided to healthcare workers nationwide to ensure confidence among Thai people and healthcare workers when performing their duties.

Regarding the lack of beds in private hospitals, Anutin revealed the government has already prepared hospital beds for emergency situations to meet the public needs. More field hospitals and hospitels (quarantine hotels) are currently in process of establishment with a sufficient number of medicines, protective equipment, and medical officials. The ministry will also give full support in order to help manage and reduce the number of infections in Thailand.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.