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Be careful, top health official warns as Thailand reopens to tourists

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Be careful, top health official warns as Thailand reopens to tourists

Not only Thai residents but also expatriates and holidaymakers should be careful and strictly follow all measures to prevent the spread of Covid19, especially now that the country has reopened, Health Secretary Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit warned.

The administrative centre for Covid19 containment, the CCSA, is known to have marked 17 provinces as tourism pilot areas, of which four provinces – Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket – have been fully reopened.

Because of this, he said, people should avoid drinking alcohol in public places as they can become careless.

“Everyone should take strict measures to prevent infection, such as keeping their distance, washing their hands regularly and wearing a face mask, even though most people are fully vaccinated,” he said.

“Meanwhile, location operators must strictly adhere to the principles of Covid-free institution to ensure no transfer is possible.”

Since yesterday, restaurants are allowed to serve alcoholic drinks until 9 p.m. and said nightlife venues, pubs, bars and karaoke parlours will reopen in the next phase.

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