The week ahead in Thai news: Monday’s high-level Covid Center meetings to set the stage for October

The following is our weekly feature in which we take a look at the top developing stories and things to follow over the next week. We are focusing on what is happening for the fourth week of September, ending October 1st, 2021.

As we publish dozens of stories a week, this allows our readers to get a quick glimpse of the most important stories taking place in Thailand and Pattaya and to monitor and follow for the week ahead, as chosen by our editorial team.

Let’s get right into it:

This week, the main story to follow is a scheduled meeting of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, in Bangkok set for tomorrow morning, September 27th, 2021.

This highly anticipated meeting is scheduled to discuss and potentially make final decisions on multiple items of extreme interest for both tourists and residents of Thailand. Although some of the decisions may be deferred, postponed, or delayed…many will likely get semi-final decisions. It’s important to note that these decisions will need final approval from the Thai Cabinet at their weekly meeting on September 28th, 2021 before going into the Royal Gazette and becoming “official.” Finally, in reference to any changes of Covid-19 restrictions, they also need Governor level approval before becoming official, which usually comes a day or two later than CCSA orders. Governor’s have the ability to strengthen rules in their provinces, but not ease them.

Here are just some of the high-level items on the agenda for this week that we will be keeping a close eye on. We will link articles as references for more information where appropriate, click on the colored text for more:

As our readers can see, this is a very full agenda and will have ramifications not just for next week but for all of October. We will be monitoring tomorrow’s meetings closely and will be posting the accurate, official information when it is released as always. Have a safe week ahead!

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Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN Media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: