Latest updates and measures to limit the current outbreak in Thailand

Press Briefing of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on July 19, 2021.
  • In a worst-case scenario with no stringent disease control measures in place, around 20,000-30,000 people could be infected by COVID-19 per day in the near future
  • From February 28 to July 18, 2021, Thailand has already administered over 14.29 million doses of vaccine. However, Thai authorities are stepping up efforts to secure more vaccines to fight the latest outbreak

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health will be opening an online platform for foreign nationals residing in Thailand to register for COVID-19 vaccination within this month. Details of the platform will be announced in due course
  • COVID-19 situations in Thailand (+11,784)
  • The number of dark red provinces are now increased to 13 provinces. They are: Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Narathiwat, Pathum Thani, Pattani, Ayutthaya, Yala, Songkhla, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon.
  • Additional measures to be imposed on Tuesday are:

– People living in dark red provinces (maximum and strictly controlled areas) are not allowed to go outdoors unless necessary.

– Curfew hours are imposed from 9pm to 4am.

– Restaurants, shopping malls remain closed while super markets, pharmacies and vaccination centers must be closed at 8pm.

– Convenience must be closed from 8pm to 4am.

– Provincial governors must close venues and ban activities that could pose risk of COVID-19 infection for 14 days

– Checkpoints will be set up to prevent people living in dark red provinces from inter-province travel

– The number of passengers on public transport is limited to 50 per cent capacity (only in dark red provinces)

  • The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Sunday has issued a ban on commercial domestic flights to destinations in the 13 “dark red” zone provinces, which goes into effect from Wednesday until further notice