1. Vaccination Progress

– Yesterday, Thailand administered 911,677 doses of vaccines, increasing the accumulated number of vaccinations to over 58 million doses.

– 13 provinces, namely, Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Nakhon Nayok, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, and Phetchaburi, have reached the target Thailand set to inoculate 50 per cent of the population in every province by the end of October.

2. The number of new confirmed cases today is 11,140 cases. There are currently 110,113 active cases with 9,933 new recoveries and 102 new fatalities. The accumulated number of fatalities is 17,211 or 1.04 percent.

3. Recap of the Thai briefing by Dr. Chawetsan Namwat

– Globally, the number of new infected case is on a downward trend.

– For Thailand, the ratio of cases per million population stands at 23,968 per million population, while the ratio of deaths per million population stands at 249 per million population. Regardless of numbers of total population, Thailand’s statistics in both categories remains relatively low.

– Since August, the latest measures have been effective in driving down the overall number of new cases in Thailand, particularly Bangkok Metropolitan Area. However, new clusters in other provinces around Thailand still emerge as a result of social gatherings such as funerals, religious ceremonies, as well as having a meal together.

– As Dr. Chawetsan puts it, we are now at a crossroads. Therefore, it is important to strictly observe all the recommended safety measures, including 1) vaccine coverage 2) universal prevention 3) active testing using ATK and 4) COVID-free Setting, in order to realize our reopening plans.

4. Alternative Quarantine

– Yesterday, 26 inbound flights from abroad were registered, adding 918 newcomers to the AQ system.

– Currently, 127 hotels are listed under the AQ system. 16,463 rooms are available, with 4,559 rooms are now being occupied, and 11, 904 rooms remaining vacant.

5. UK Government to move Thailand off the red list

– Effective this upcoming Monday 11 October from 4 AM onwards, Thailand, along with 46 other countries and territories, will no longer be on the red list of entering England.

– If one’s arrival date/time is before the announced date, one must follow the red list rules and rules for people who are not fully vaccinated. If one’s arrival is after that, their vaccine certificate can be used as verification of vaccination status.

6. Favipiravir Syrup

– The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) and private sectors have successfully developed Thailand’s first favipiravir syrup for children and patients with COVID-19.

– As of now, the syrup has been distributed to many hospitals across the country to enable pediatrics patients to have access to the syrup form of favipiravir.

– Registration for the medication can be made via https://favipiravir.cra.ac.th for free or directly contact Chulabhorn Hospital. However, patients must be in the care of a doctor since the syrup can cause side effects to some patients.

Full CCSA English briefing can be viewed here >>> https://fb.watch/8vXLapO6TN/

Source: CCSA, Ministry of Public Health, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs