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The next 14 days are crucial in deciding to relax more Covid19 restrictions in Thailand

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The administrative centre for Covid19 containment, the CCSA, sees the next two weeks as crucial in any decision on whether or not to relax more restrictions on businesses and other activities.

According to a consultant to the CCSA, Dr. Udom Kachintorn, the CCSA should not lift too many restrictions on September 15 to ensure the situation remains under control.

He said the drop to 15,000 daily new cases recently seen is the result of the lockdown imposed since July 20 and mass vaccinations.

The easing of the lockdown on Sept. 1 has levelled off the downward trend and the number of cases is set to start to pick up again, so the government must rely on the public’s precautions and universal prevention measures.

Dr Udom said government agencies and the private sector should conduct random antigen tests every week. A large proportion of people who have had two vaccinations are not guaranteed to reduce the infection rate, as is the case in America and several European countries.

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