The Ministry of Public Health has announced that the country will reach its post-pandemic stage of COVID-19 in the middle of this month and it will soon consider whether it will lower its COVID-19 alert level after assessing the impacts of places of re-opened entertainment.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and other ministry officials held an event to announce that the country is ready to “move on” from COVID-19 and people can live their lives with confidence.
The COVID-19 situation has already improved, the minister said. New cases fell below 3,000 a day and new deaths were below 30 a day in recent weeks, he said.
“Today we need to increase our communications to prepare people and Thailand for the endemic state of the disease. This will familiarize us with the situation and we will know how to protect ourselves from the risk of infection,” he said. declared.
Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit, permanent secretary for public health, said experts had concluded that Thailand had already passed the stage of the COVID-19 pandemic and that the ministry would decide by the middle of this month whether to lower its COVID-19 alert level after its assessment of the local COVID-19 situation. linked to the reopening of pubs and bars. (TNA)