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140 million Covid vaccines expected this year, says Government

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Up to 140 million Covid vaccines are anticipated to arrive in Thailand this year as the nation pushes to vaccinate more residents, says a government spokesperson today. The spokesperson adds that the pandemic is showing some signs of easing. Currently, Thailand is struggling with the Delta variant which has proven more transmissible than the Alpha variant.

Although Covid cases are still high, it’s likely they will go down, says Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana. As the new cases seem to be slowing, the government announced that they will ease restrictions in Bangkok and 28 other high-risk provinces. The eased restrictions will see the reopening of malls and restaurants beginning on September 1. The reopening is seen as a move to help the struggling economy.

Thailand’s Civil Aviation Authority is also expected to make a statement soon about resuming local flights to high-risk areas. Thai Air Asia and Bangkok Airways have already announced they will resume some local flights starting next week. It was not reported when this year residents could expect the vaccines to arrive. Nor was it stated what type of vaccines will arrive.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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