Thailand’s COVID-19 situation is declining in all aspects in Bangkok and neighboring provinces
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) says the COVID-19 situation in Thailand is finally in decline
According to Dr. Chavetsan Namwat of the Department of Disease Control, the situation in Thailand is improving in line with the global situation, particularly in Bangkok and its neighboring provinces, while patients with severe symptoms requiring ventilators continue to decline.
Dr. Ministry of Health’s permanent secretary Kiatipoom Wongrachit says number of cases will no longer be an important factor in the future; Instead, it will be the capacity to take in patients. He believes the cases will not go back to zero, but it would be treated as an endemic or a non-widespread local disease of no severity and with vaccine distribution as the main solution.
Treatment of “local disease” will begin in Bangkok and Phuket, where different management will be used.
Meanwhile, the Thai cabinet this week approved a draft amendment to the Communicable Diseases Act 2015, which is expected to replace the emergency decree from next month. (NNT)