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Although the emergency decree and the Covid center in Thailand are being abolished, people must continue to wear masks for the time being

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Although the emergency decree and the Covid center in Thailand are being abolished, people must continue to wear masks for the time being

Thailand’s Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told the press yesterday, Sept. 23, 2022, that although Thailand is relegating Covid19 to a controlled disease and taking other actions, people should still continue to wear masks for the time being.

As your news bearer has previously written, Thailand has announced that almost all Covid19 emergency measures, such as the emergency decision and the obligation to show a vaccination certificate upon request, will be cancelled as of October 1.

In addition, the Administrative Center for Covid19 Control, the CCSA, will be disbanded and all Covid19 monitoring and support will be handled by the Ministry of Health headed by Khun Anutin.

The CCSA has been in charge of much of the Covid-19 response and even the overall leadership of the country for the past two and a half years since it was established under the emergency decree in March 2020.

However, Anutin stated that despite the lifting of these measures and what appears to be a full return to normal, the public would still be encouraged to wear masks. He even said that he was proud of Thais for continuing to choose to continue to protect themselves in this way, unlike many other countries, which he did not specifically name or identify, and that he thought Thai people were nice because they were themselves. and kept protecting each other. He did not give a specific “off date” for encouraging the wearing of masks and also stated that he believed that masks helped protect against many other respiratory diseases.

However………..Please note that there is no mandate to wear a face mask and that it is purely a personal choice. However, there have been reports of some companies and locations that have made face masks mandatory, but that is mostly private location, which has the right to do so.

While Thai nationals have largely accepted and worn face masks throughout the pandemic and indeed continue to do so in most of the country, even outdoors and alone, the issue of wearing this protection has often been contentious with foreign tourists and visitors.

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