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Prime Minister Prayut said restrictions could be lifted next month after signs of slowing infection

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced this afternoon that Covid-19 restrictions could be eased next month amid signs that the infection rate is slowing. However, stricter Covid19 safety measures are needed to prevent the outbreak of the Delta variant, he informed the gullible of Thailand via Facebook.

Prime Minister Prayut acknowledged that the daily caseload had risen above 20,000 since the lockdown measures were imposed last month, but said the number of recovering patients now exceeds the infection rate.

He said his main concern was the death rate, especially among the vulnerable elderly and those with underlying health conditions. The daily Covid death toll in Thailand rose to a record 312 deaths today.

Prime Minister Prayut said the infection rate is likely to peak this month before falling in September. This would allow authorities to adjust control measures and relax some restrictions on businesses and activities, he added.

The administrative center for Covid19 control, the CCSA, at the beginning of this week extended the lockdown measures in Bangkok and 28 other provinces until the end of August and has now decided to increase security measures under the Universal Prevention Method that must be used by every individual. applied.

THE 10 POINTS UNIVERSAL PREVENTION METHOD IS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Only leave home if it is absolutely necessary.
  2. Stay at least 1-2 meters away from others outside.
  3. Wear a cloth mask at all times, at home and in public, especially around the elderly and at risk groups.
  4. Wash hands regularly with soap or alcohol gel, including before meals, after using the bathroom, after coughing or after touching shared objects.
  5. Do not touch the face mask, face, eyes, mouth and nose with your hands.
  6. People older than 60 years or chronically ill should stay at home if possible. If not, they should minimize the time they spend outside.
  7. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, equipment or physical environment.
  8. Use separate personal items.
  9. Eat freshly cooked food and do not share plates or cutlery.
  10. If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with an infected person or a high-risk location, test yourself with an Antigen Test Kit or go to the nearest hospital.

“Please strictly follow these universal prevention measures in this high-risk situation and be patient,” Prayut said. He also expressed his gratitude for the work of medics, frontline staff, volunteers and every organization involved in the fight against Covid-19.

“We are looking for every solution to manage this crisis and revive the country and its economy as soon as possible,” he concluded.

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