11 July 2024

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is expected to announce a series of measures this Friday, in line with the reclassification of COVID-19 as an “infectious disease under watch”, as Thailand officially moves into a post-pandemic era from October 1st.

The Thai Ministry of Public Health issued two announcements on Monday to reclassify COVID-19 from a “dangerous infectious disease” to an “infectious disease under watch”, effective from October 1st, as the COVID-19 situation in the country is steadily improving, said Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Traisoranakul today (Wednesday).

She said that the CCSA’s measures will cover the legal, health, communication and management aspects after more than three years of living with COVID-19.

The objectives of the measures are to enable people to live safely and to pursue life as normal as possible, she added.

On Tuesday, the cabinet decided to remove COVID-19 from the list of forbidden diseases among foreign visitors, which will make it possible for infected foreign tourists to enter Thailand.

According to the country’s COVID-19 Information Centre, new infections in the past 24 hours were 1,129, with 13 fatalities and 934 recoveries.

Accumulated infections so far this year are 2,452,097. The death toll this year is 10,970.