Thailand now consider October 1st as Reopening Day
If vaccination drives in other countries continue easing the pandemic situation, then Thailand should be fully reopened within this year, Apisamai Srirangsan, Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson, said on Wednesday.
However, last week the same authority was confidently projecting July 1st as Re-Opening Day. Although, to be fair, most people we know within the tourist industry, Thai businesses and the ex-pat community has already laughed that off.
Because nobody believes anything these incompetent government members, governors or so-called experts has to say anymore. Such is the damage to their credibility after a year of demonstrating they have no idea what they are talking about or doing.
However, this week’s clown went on to say that a CCSA team spoke with deputy Samut Sakhon governor Thiraphat Khashmat about infections in the province and learned that the number of new cases has been dropping continuously.
CCSA will consider readjusting the colour-tier labels for provinces on March 19 because, over the past few weeks, only 10 provinces have been reporting infections.
The relaxation of more measures may be considered before April 1 so people can enjoy Songkran festival this year.
CCSA is considering the possibility of reopening the country on October 1 provided the government is fully prepared, businesses are willing to follow health measures and the public will maintain guard against the virus.
Always remember, this is all for a virus with a 99.6% survival rate and far less deadly than Dengue Fever, Influenza and driving on the road in Thailand.