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COVID-19 Update, Thailand 17 July 2021

COVID19 Thailand

          According to health officials, 141 additional Covid-19 deaths and 10,082 new transmissions occurred in Thailand on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 3,146 and the number of cases to 363,126 since the epidemic began.

         There were 10,040 local cases, including 2,302 in Bangkok, Samut Prakan – 849 , Samut Sakhon – 680 ,Chonburi – 659 ,Nonthaburi – 471, Nakhon Pathom – 288 ,Songkhla – 286, Pathum Thani – 251, Chachoengsao – 245, Yala – 196.

           The 42 imported cases were from India (5), the US (2), Myanmar (25) and Cambodia (10). There were 40 Thais and two Myanmar nationals among them. The two visitors from the United States were a 36-year-old Thai man and a 40-year-old Thai male researcher who entered the country through the Phuket Sandbox tourism scheme.

           Details on the deaths of 141 people: 3 males & 68 females, 3 foreigners died, Median age is 64 (24-96 years), Most deaths in Bangkok (71), Nonthaburi (18), Samut Sakhon (7) and Pathum Thani (6), 44% died in less than 6 days of diagnosis, 2 died at home. The other fatalities were in Udon Thani (4), Kanchanaburi (3), Chachoengsao (2), Trat (2), Prachin Buri (2), Udon Thani (2), Sa Kaeo (1), Chiang Rai (1), Kamphaeng Phet (1), Chaiyaphum (1), Nakhon Nayok (1), Ang Thong (1), Nakhon Phanom (1), Nakhon Ratchasima (1) and Nong Bua Lam Phu (1).

            Cases of Covid-19 in the world increased by 562,570 in 24 hours to 190.29 million. The United States had the most cases at 34.92 million, up 40,529, and Thailand ranked 55th in the number of accumulated cases.

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COVID-19 Update, Thailand 16 July 2021

COVID-19 Thailand

          According to health officials, 67 additional Covid-19 deaths and 9,692 new transmissions occurred in Thailand on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 3,005 and the number of cases to 353,044 since the epidemic began.

         There were 9,677 local cases, including 2,195 in Bangkok, Samut Sakhon – 653, Samut Prakan – 607, Chonburi – 530, Nonthaburi – 456, Chachoengsao – 374, Yala – 264, Pathum Thani – 243, Nakhon Pathom – 202, and Pattani – 191

           15 imported cases came from six different countries: India (1), Kuwait (1), Singapore (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), Cambodia (5) and Myanmar

           Details on the deaths of 67 people: 34 males & 33 females, 2 foreigners died, Median age is 67 (27-104 years), Most deaths in Bangkok (33), Samut Prakan (5) and Pathum Thani (5), 37% died in less than 6 days of diagnosis, 1 died at home

            Cases of Covid-19 in the world increased by 559,651 in 24 hours to 189.73 million. The United States had the most cases at 34.89 million, up 36,674, and the most deaths at 624,214, up 344.

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COVID-19 Update, Thailand 14 July 2021

COVID-19 Bangkok, Thailand

          According to health officials, 87 additional Covid-19 deaths and 9,188 new transmissions occurred in Thailand on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 2,934 and the number of cases to 363,029 since the epidemic began.

          Apisamai Srirangson, a spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said later in the afternoon briefing that the 87 new fatalities ranged in age from 24 to 104 years old, with 70 percent being over 60. There were 48 of them who had hypertension and 33 who had diabetes. 46 people lived in or visited outbreak regions.

           There were 9,180 local cases, including 2,332 in Bangkok, 398 in Pathum Thani, 1,006 in Samut Prakan, 577 in Samut Sakhon, 513 in Chonburi, 347 in Nonthaburi, 191 in Narathiwat, 195 in Pattani, 202 in Nakhon Pathom, and 339 in Chachoengsao.

         The eight imported cases came from three different countries: the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Bahrain, South Korea, South Africa, and Cambodia.

           Details on the deaths of 87 people: 44 males and 43 females died, 4 foreigners died, the median age is 71 (24-104 years), the majority of deaths occurred in Bangkok (55), Pathum Thani (6), Yala (5), Narathiwat (4), and Pattanai (3), 42 died within six days after diagnosis, and two died at home. The global death toll has risen by 8,117 to 4.06 million people.

          Cases of Covid-19 in the world increased by 510,140 in 24 hours to 188.58 million. Globally, new instances approached 500,000 in 24 hours, up from roughly 300,000 new cases per day previously, and researchers blamed the Delta version of Covid-19, which was discovered in India. The United States had the most cases (34.81 million, an increase of 28923) and the most deaths (623,435, an increase of 307). Thailand was placed 59th in terms of the total number of cases.

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New closures start from 12 July 2021 in Bangkok

Bangkok Lock down, Bangkok, Thailand

            To control the Covid-19 crisis, the BMA issued Announcement No. 36, which ordered the temporary closure of sites beginning on July 12, 1964. Mr. Asawin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, signed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Announcement on the order to temporarily close the location (No. 36) on July 11, 2021, having the contents and substance of the following eight items:

1) According to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Notification, all business owners and operators must completely comply with this announcement.

2) Food or beverage outlets, which include stores in department stores, shopping centres, community malls, convention centres or exhibition venues, hotels, airports, train stations, bus stations, convenience stores, trolleys, hawkers, stalls, or any other establishment where food or beverages are sold to operate until 8:00 p.m. Usage at the store is prohibited; customers may only take it back for later consumption.

3) Department shops, shopping centres, community malls, and other similar facilities must remain open until 8 p.m. and only sell essential consumer goods: Medical supplies, supermarket hand tools, and construction equipment, as well as banks, financial institutions or securities business, telecommunications business, postage and parcels, repair or maintenance services, providing vaccinations or other medical, public health services, and private offices

4) Convenience stores, flea markets, night markets, and walking streets will be open until 8:00 p.m., with limited hours for convenience stores that regularly open at night to be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. the following day.

5) Public parks, sports fields, and open-air exercise facilities must remain open until 8:00 p.m.

6) Thai massage parlours (including foot massage), spas, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery clinics, and health care facilities close the operation. Beauty salons that apply make-up or trim hair may continue to operate as long as the previously specified conditions are met, and as long as the government’s disease control procedures are carefully followed.

7) Prohibiting group activities of more than 5 individuals, in accordance with the limitations and exceptions outlined in the Bangkok Announcement regarding the temporary closure of the location (No. 34) of June 27, 2021. Group actions of people who have been allowed by a competent official to organise previously publicised activities. If you want to organise activities during this time, you must get authorization from the competent official to inspect and review the disease preventive measures.

8) Schools, educational or training institutes, and other educational institutions must follow the previously established actions.

            Violators who fail to comply may be charged with an offence under Section 52 of the Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2015, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison or a fine of 1,000 baht, or both. If found guilty of an offence under Section 18 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration B.E. 2005, the penalty is up to two years in prison or a fine of up to 40,000 baht, or both.

Bangkok Lock down, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Lock down, Bangkok, Thailand
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COVID-19 Update, Thailand 12 July 2021

          According to health officials, 80 more Covid-19 fatalities and 8,656 new transmissions occurred in Thailand on Sunday, bringing the total death toll to 2,791 and the number of cases to 345,027 since the start of the pandemic.

           There were 8,559 local cases, including 2,399 from Bangkok, 397 from Pathum Thani, 405 from Samut Prakan, 591 from Samut Sakhon, 399 from Chonburi, 313 from Nonthaburi, 188 from Songkhla, 201 from Yala, 315 from Nakhon Pathom, and 215 from Pattani.

           Twenty-four cases were imported from six countries, with ten instances from Myanmar and five from Cambodia leading the way. Cases were also imported from Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia.

             Details regarding 86 people’s deaths: The median age is 66 (30-94 years), the bulk of deaths occurred in Bangkok (44) and Samut Prakan ( 6), and Pattani (5), 14 were infected through family members, 29 died within 6 days of diagnosis, and 3 died at home.

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Central to temporarily close the following department stores from Monday until 25 July

July 11, 2021 Central announces the temporary closure of 16 branches from 12-25 July or until further changes.

            At 9:00 a.m. on July 11, the Central Department Store page stated that Central would like to inform customers that some branches will be closed from Monday 12 July  – 25 July 2021 or until there is a change at: Chidlom, CentralWorld, Silom Complex, Chaengwattana, Ladprao, Bangna, Pinklao, Mega Bangna, Rama 3, Rama 2, Eastville, Future Park Rangsit, Westgate, Salaya, Ramintra & Festival Hatyai. Central Food Hall and Tops Market at these locations will remain open. And before people misunderstand, only the department store at Mega Bangna is closed. Not the whole mall.

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Phuket increases the level of screening for visitors entering

Patong beach

          Phuket Province increases the level of screening for visitors entering the province. From July 15 to July 31, tourists from 10 provinces are heavily monitored and severely controlled, while travellers from 24 provinces are heavily regulated. Visitors must have finished at least two injections or one dosage of AstraZeneca in the previous 14 days and must demonstrate the results of a COVID-19 test within seven days. On the 11th of July, 2021, Mr. Narong Vunxiew, Governor of Phuket Province, signed an order in Phuket Province regarding the determination of screening measures for entering Phuket Province in accordance with the Coronavirus Disease Prevention and Control Measures 2019 for Thai people from other provinces or foreigners who residens in Thailand.

The following are critical points.

          -Travelling to Phuket Province at the Chatchai Pier Checkpoint, all ports and air travellers, except children under the age of six, must be vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 or complete doses according to the number of vaccines for each type, or have received one dose of AstraZeneca vaccine for at least 14 days, or have recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days, or have been tested for infection by RT-PCR.

         – Travelers from 10 provinces in the highest and strictest control areas and 24 provinces in the highest control areas must have received 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine or completed the dose according to the number of each type of vaccine or have received 1 dose of AstraZeneca vaccine for at least 14 days or have recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days and must be tested.

          – Students under the age of 18 who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and need to travel through Phuket Province to study and study at the agency under the jurisdiction of the educational institution or provincial education issue, must show their identity card to the staff when travelling through Phuket and have the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office test them.

          Furthermore, visitors to Phuket Province must download and instal the “Mor Chana” application on their smartphones and agree to open location sharing throughout their stay in Phuket Province, as well as present evidence documents to the Communicable Disease Control Officer before entering Phuket Province, including the ability to observe and monitor their own symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or suspect you have them, visit a doctor right away. This will be in effect from July 15 to July 31, 2021.

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The Transport Company Limited has reduced bus routes

            The Transport Company has indicated that it will cease operations on all routes in the south, while the North – Northeast will resume service on a total of 13 routes beginning July 10. Passengers who purchase tickets in advance between July 10 and July 25 can seek a complete refund without incurring any fees.

            According to Dr. Sanlak Panwattanalikit, President of Transport Company Limited (Bor Kor Sor), the Center for Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). There was a resolution to limit public transportation service hours. The service is unavailable between the hours of 21.00 and 04.00 in ten provinces: Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, and Songkhla. Mr. Saksiam Chidchob, Minister of Transport, has tasked the relevant authorities to notify the public about his resolution and policy. The BMTA has convened a meeting of key authorities to change the public bus schedule in order to raise steps to limit cross-province travel and prevent the spread of COVID-19. By modifying the Transit Station’s bus timetable.

1. The Southern Road All routes must be halted.

2. The northern route has three routes: Bangkok-Khlong Lan, Bangkok-Lom Sak, and Bangkok-Uttaradit, each with one journey every day (round trip).

3. Eastern and Northeastern Bangkok-Nong Bua Lamphu, Bangkok-Nakhon Phanom, Bangkok-Loei-Chang Chiang Khan, Bangkok-Surin, Bangkok-Buriram, Bangkok- Ubon Ratchathani, Bangkok-Mukdahan, Bangkok-Rattanaburi. For Bangkok-Trat has one journey every day (round-trip), and Bangkok-Saraburi lines are already operational with 5 journeys each day (round-trip)

            Bus passengers who book tickets in advance for travel between 10 – 25 July 2021 and do not desire to travel during that period can contact the Bus Station’s ticket office at least 3 hours before the departure time to postpone the trip or return the ticket at full price with no fee. Tickets can not be refunded, but they can be rescheduled up to 3 hours before the departure time. The conditions, however, are as defined by the company. For more travel information, please call Center1490 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit a ticket booth anywhere in the country.

            The BMTA President further stated that in order to curb the epidemic, the BMTA has safeguards in place for staff who are not involved in public service activities. They are putting together a Work From Home (WFH) plan and are urging all employees to rigorously adhere to public health guidelines. Furthermore, they request consumer cooperation in complying with public health measures such as social distance, avoiding contact with people, wearing a cloth mask or surgical mask at all times, routinely washing hands, and registering through the Thaichana application. If the application can not be utilised, please fill out the form given by the Department of Land Transport, and if you have ever been in a risky location or had close contact with people in risk groups, please strictly follow self-quarantine procedures to minimise the transmission of the COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Update, Thailand 11 July 2021

            According to a report issued by Thai Health authorities on Sunday, 86 more Covid-19 fatalities and 9,539 new transmissions occurred in Thailand on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 2,711 and the number of cases to 336,371 since the start of the epidemic.
Since 1 April 2020, the following details have been added to the report: 307,508 persons have been infected, 2,617 have died, 85,689 are in care, 2,783 are in ICU and 728 are on ventilators, and 4,053 have been discharged from care.
           There were 9,418 local cases that came from Bangkok – 2,741 cases, Pathum Thani – 1,108 cases, Samut Prakan – 642 cases, Samut Sakhon – 563 cases, Chonburi – 381 cases, Nonthaburi – 338 cases, Songkhla – 252 cases, Pattani – 215 cases, Saraburi – 178 cases, and Chachoengsao – 170 instances.
           Details about the death of 86 people: 48 males and 38 females died, 4 foreigners died, the median age is 64.5 (36-94 years), the majority of deaths occurred in Bangkok (39) and Samut Prakan (16), 31 were infected through family members, 35 died within 6 days of diagnosis, and 2 died at home.
           The country imported 18 cases from four countries, led by Cambodia (13 cases), Myanmar (two cases), Bangladesh (two cases), and the United Kingdom (one case). According to the CCSA, all were Thai returnees.

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