Bangkok has been free of local COVID-19 infection for more than 60 days

On 21st July 2020, Pol.Lt.Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, as the Director of the BMA’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (BMA-CCSA), revealed that the meeting discussed COVID-19 pandemic situation in Bangkok and Thailand which had been free of new local Covid-19 confirmed cases for more than 60 days. However, the global situation of COVID-19 is still critical with more than 200,000 new confirmed cases per day.  Moreover, the people infected with COVID-19 may sneak into Thailand, especially the illegal entry dodging mandatory quarantine procedures before entering the country. Therefore, all related agencies as well as the general public are requested to cooperate in stringently preventing the pandemic within the country.

Moreover, related agencies were urged to strictly inspect all establishments and entertainment places and give advice to the business operators, especially pubs, bars, karaoke services, or other similar entertainment venues.  Frequency of the inspection and instruction must be increased. Entertainment places must be strongly advised to limit the number of customers to best suit its environment and area size, practice social or physical distancing, and request all customers to register via “Thai Chana” application or platform before entering and exiting the premises.

Regarding the COVID-19 case of the daughter of Sudanese Chargé d’ Affaires, the disease investigation found that there are 380 people who were in close contact with the patient. They are all tested negative after underwent coronavirus tests.

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