Thailand on track to declare COVID-19 endemic in July


Thailand, which has been hailed as a model for controlling COVID, is on track to declare COVID-19 an endemic disease.

Despite concerns from the World Health Organization (WHO) about making covid-19 endemic, Deputy Minister of Public Health Satit Pitutacha said the country is capable of achieving such a goal.

Indeed, according to him, the number of infections and deaths due to COVID was now stable, as the Omicron variant causes less severe symptoms than other strains. In addition, before Songkran, authorities expressed concern that the number of infections would exceed 100,000 daily cases after the holidays. Nevertheless, the number of cases has been lower than expected, with daily fatal cases declining in recent days.

According to Mr. Satit, the persistent problem for Thailand at present is the handling of home-use test kits, which should be disposed of more properly.

Mr. Satit added that the persistent problem for Thailand at the moment is the handling of home-use test kits, which should be done more properly.

The Ministry of Public Health is currently working with BMA departments to phase out restrictions on Covid-19. This change will prioritize management in high-risk infection areas such as pubs, bars, public parks, and public transportation, allowing for a more gradual transition to endemic Covid management.

Thailand’s goal is to declare COVID-19 endemic in July.


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