1. Yesterday, Thailand administered 828,182 doses of vaccines, increasing the accumulated number of vaccination to over 32 million doses.

2. The number of new confirmed cases today is 14,802 cases. There were 18,996 new recoveries yesterday, bringing the accumulated total of 1,013,342 and 166,922 active cases. 252 new fatalities were registered, with an accumulated total of 11,841.

3. Bangkok still has the highest infections today at 3,732 cases, followed by Samut Prakarn with 1,284 cases, and Chonburi with 879 cases. Reports of infections are still found in factories, markets, workers’ campsites, offices and among family members. The medical staffs also still get infected. We observe that the severe cases and the fatalities are gradually dropping, meaning that there are more resources available for new cases.

4. Home Isolation system

– The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has launched a Line account to provide initial medical treatment to COVID-19 patients. System will notify COVID-19 patients regarding hospitalization via LINE@ account “@BKKCOVID19CONNECT,” which can be added via the LINE application.

– The account is to screen the patients with RT-PCR or antigen positive test results. Medical staff will initially assess the symptoms, after the patient’s personal information is entered into the system. Patients with mild symptoms will receive treatment in home isolation, while patients with more severe symptoms will be sent to a community isolation center, a field hospital or a “hospitel” for further medical treatment.

5. Vaccination Certificate

– The Department of Disease Control has issued the “Covid-19 Certificate of Vaccination,” for international traveling.

– Person who would like to get a vaccination certificate has to provide

(1) vaccination certificate from a hospital, (2) Passport, and (3) Travel documents such as air tickets and contact one of these three offices including (1) International Communicable Disease Control Port, Suvarnabhumi Airport, (2) Travel Clinic, Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute, or (3) Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control.

6. Interprovincial Travel

– Thailand’s Transport Company has announced that the resumption of interprovincial bus services in “dark red” provinces starts today after being suspended.

– 26 routes, with 8 northern routes, 10 routes to the Northeast and East and

8 routes to the South, resumed services, with 75% of passenger capacity per trip, to comply with COVID-19 control measures.

– Tickets can be booked in advance through website and at service counters or with Transport Co. ticket dealers.

7. Thailand and Germany strengthens bilateral cooperation on health security

– Thailand appreciates goodwill donations of Monoclonal Antibody from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Royal Thai Government for effective treatment of COVID-19 patients. The donation is part of Germany’s humanitarian support for Thailand which is facing challenges in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. Groups of volunteers

– Thank you many groups of volunteers, working to help tackle the COVID-19 situation in Thailand. For example, the We Care Network which spearheaded the “Covid Home Care” project and the Institute of HIV Research and Innovation (IHRI) Foundation which has admitted patients into its home isolation program and community isolation program.

Full CCSA English briefing can be viewed here >>> https://web.facebook.com/thailandprd/videos/545975253396681/

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

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