Thailand’s Public Health Ministry to announce relaxation of Covid-19 Coronavirus as communicable disease under surveillance by October 1st

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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is planning to announce Covid-19 Coronavirus as a communicable disease under surveillance in the country by October 1st.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul revealed to the press on Monday, August 8th, that the Ministry would propose the recategorization of Covid-19 from a dangerous communicable disease to a communicable disease under surveillance to the Communicable Disease Committee by October 1st.

And starting September 1st, Covid-19 patients will be able to seek Covid-19 medicines at hospitals nationwide without registration or procedures from Public Health. The Minister also stressed sufficient medical supplies and an effective support system was available for the infections.

“The relaxation to a communicable disease under surveillance will be proposed to the academic committee and the Communicable Disease Committee. It should be effective from October 1st onwards,” Anutin said.

Meanwhile, the public is being reminded to live with Covid-19 safely under the preventive measures despite the easing announcement in the future.


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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.