The Thai government’s COVID-19 center has asked the public to continue working from home and refrain from travelling despite a decline in newly reported cases each day, in order to prevent a second wave of infections, and aimed at easing lockdown measures in some cases.
|Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)'s Spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin (Photo: thainews.prd.go.th) |
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) Spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said in a briefing that the nationwide State of Emergency remains in effect, despite the lower number of newly reported cases each day, asking the general public to continue avoiding travel.
He said the situation may seem to have improved, but new infections can still rise significantly if precautionary measures are not complied with by everyone.
The private sector is asked to continue allowing their employees to work from home, in order to prevent crowding at offices and in public places.
The government has decided to maintain the State of Emergency and other precautionary measures to ensure an effective response to the situation, and in order to prevent a second wave of infections as in other countries.
Some of the measures may be eased based on the situation in each area. The government will take into consideration lessons from foreign countries and data in Thailand, to strike a balance between health, the economy, and society.
The CCSA spokesman has asked the Thai public to continue cooperating with the disease containment measures, with a target to suppress daily new cases to be fewer than 10 for 14 days.