1. The CCSA has extended existing measures for another two weeks until 30 September to ensure that downward trend of new cases and fatalities will continue, as well as a smooth transition towards the reopening of the country in October.

2. Yesterday, Thailand administered 215,889 doses of vaccines, increasing the accumulated number of vaccinations to over 40 million doses. The total number of those who have received their first dose now stands at 27,303,700, while those who have received their second dose stands at 12,357,581.

3. The number of new confirmed cases today is 12,583 cases. The number of new recoveries is 16,304, bringing the accumulated total of recoveries to 1,220,732. Active cases stand at 132,113. 132 new fatalities were registered, with an accumulated total of 14,391.

4. On Friday 10 September, Thailand received 300 oxygen concentrators from India, which will be allocated to Bussarakum Field Hospital and the public health service centres in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, including those administering the COVID-19 patients under Home Isolation and Community Isolation.

In addition, early this morning, Thailand received 2,000 units of COVID-19 medicine, Casirivimab/Imdevimab, from Germany for effective treatment of COVID-19.

5. Thailand sets the goal, by the end of October, to inoculate 50 per cent of the population in every province—still with priority given to the elderly, those with the listed seven underlying medical conditions, and pregnant women. Eligible groups for vaccination have been expanded to those aged 12 years and over in preparation for the start of the new academic year.

Starting from 21 September onwards, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will administer the first dose of Pfizer vaccine to students aged between 12-18 years old who are attending BMA’s 437 affiliated schools, with priority given to students in high-risk group with listed underlying medical conditions.

6. The Royal Thai Government has recently announced plans to reopen Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan from 1 October as part of the second phase of the country’s reopening timeline. Furthermore, Thailand is planning to boost domestic tourism through two stimulus campaigns namely, Rao Thiao Duai Kan and Tour Thiao Thai.

7. Between September – November, the Ministry of Industry is aiming to drive down the number of infected cases in industrial areas by targeting at three groups, namely, (1) factories, (2) business establishments, and (3) construction camp sites, through “bubble and seal” measures.

8. People who require a vaccine certificate from Thailand for travel purposes may apply for this certificate at the following agencies; (1) the International Communicable Disease Control Port, Suvarnabhumi Airport (2) the Travel Clinic at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute, and (3) the Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control. Kindly note that vaccine certificate or vaccine passport can only be issued to those receiving the vaccines in Thailand.

9. The Thai Red Cross Society has invited the public, including foreigners, to donate blood to cope with critical blood shortage nationwide. Those who wish to donate their blood may do so 14 days after being vaccinated. Self-screening assessment is required to reduce the risks of COVID-19 virus transmission. (Self-screening form: https://bit.ly/2WdB1ws)

For more information, please contact 0 2263 9600-99 (English language available), or any provincial hospital blood donation centre.

Full CCSA English briefing can be viewed here >>> https://fb.watch/7_SWq7-xmo/

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

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