How Thailand plans to transition into the endemic phase

Thailand will begin to “relax” Covid-19 restrictions in the coming weeks as the country shifts into the “endemic phase.” “U2” and “3Por” measures will be implemented to ensure public health and safety during the transition, according to Thailand’s Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA. The next CCSA meeting will be held on Friday, June 17.

The Ministry of Public Health will prioritise “U2” – Universal Prevention and Universal Vaccination measures and “3Por” – Enough Beds, Enough Medicine and Enough Medical Staff.

Currently, the alert for Covid-19 in all provinces is at Level 3, but there is a possibility for it to be lowered to Level 2 across the board at the CCSA’s next meeting on Friday. The fate of Thailand Pass is also expected to be a topic of discussion at the meeting.

According to the last CCSA meeting, Covid-19 cases in Thailand are on the decline. The total number of fatalities has stabilised and are mostly related to patients in the “608” group who have not been vaccinated.

The ministry are looking to boost vaccination rates by holding vaccine-promotion events and by distributing shots to local health-promotion hospitals. The ministry are concerned about vaccination rates among the elderly group, who are currently only 45.1% fully vaccinated. The ministry’s target for this group is 60%.

Education institutions and nightlife venues are urged to strictly adhere to infection prevention measures in order to keep Covid-19 rates low.


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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.