Thai politicians respond to Prime Minister Prayut statement that the kingdom will reopen to foreign tourism in 120 days
The spokesman for the economic body of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has confirmed that the government will carefully implement its plan to reopen the nation within 120 days but acknowledged that some risk is inherent in the interests of a return to normality.
The Secretary-General of the Prime Minister’s Office, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, as a spokesman for the CCSA’s economic body, said confidence in the Prime Minister has risen despite efforts by certain groups to falsify information and disorient the public.
He said he agreed with the prime minister’s plan for Thailand to welcome foreign tourists back in 120 days, and said it would benefit many in the country whose livelihoods depend on tourism. He asked that the general public understand that there is a risk to be taken and that while some infections may occur, the government will tackle the situation thoroughly.
The pl. Democratic Party chief and adviser to the Minister of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Alongkorn Polabutr, meanwhile, posted a statement on Facebook titled “Do not allow the Prime Minister to unilaterally set a 120-day deadline to reopen the nation.”
The posting contains six suggestions, for all entities to be allowed to buy foreign-made COVID-19 vaccines, for increased support for domestically manufactured vaccines, for an end to top-down administration through decentralization of power, for more public support measures, for public support from the government in setting up a Next to Normal and for transparent governance that does not benefit any individual group or individual.
The leader of the Seri Ruam Thai party, General Seripisuth Temiyaves, expressed his opinion that the prime minister will not be able to reopen the nation in 120 days, pointing out that the government had declared an end to corruption two weeks earlier. still have to do.
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