Thai PM and Covid-19 Center to meet tomorrow, Friday, January 7th to consider tightening preventive measures following rapid Omicron spread

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Bangkok –

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha has ordered the relevant authorities to assess the situation of Covid-19 after the New Year’s holiday before presenting it to the Covid-19 Center general meeting this Friday, January 7th.

Government spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana revealed that the Prime Minister had closely monitored the situation of the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus, especially the Omicron variant, among government agencies, businesses sectors, and private sectors after they already returned from holiday to the business.

This is to prevent the spread of the virus and to adjust additional preventive measures accordingly to the situation. New or readjusting measures could be possible after the discussion at the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) general meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister.

PHOTO: Prachachat

Prime Minister Prayut also express his concerns towards several clusters reported at modified entertainment places and restaurants that illegally serve alcohol to customers without complying with the Covid-19 Free Setting measures as implemented by the government.

He also urged relevant authorities in the area to strictly enforce the regulations against violators, especially among venues that illegally are running as entertainment venues or pretending to be “restaurants” but are in fact pubs, bars, or nightlife establishments.

“During the New Year, there were many cases that involved those who were not complying with the government’s preventive measures, especially the illegal opening of entertainment venues. The government urged the responsible authorities to monitor the area and strictly implement legal proceedings to provide effective epidemic control,” the spokesperson stated.

TPN media notes that the early agenda for the meeting on Friday with the CCSA includes the status of the test and go program for arriving tourists, discussion around the legal reopening of entertainment venues (Legally, they have been closed since early April of 2021), zone coding changes that could see new restrictions and measures implemented, and more. We will keep a close eye on this meeting and any official announcements made.


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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.