21 July 2021– An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand’s #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is taken from the Facebook.
The daily briefing was done by Natapanu Nopakun of CCSA.
Thailand reported 13,002 new confirmed cases: 31 from abroad, 12,971 from local transmission, with 108 deaths reported, making a total of 439,477 infections and 3,610 deaths.
The US Embassy announced yesterday that the US will donate 1.5 million Pfizer doses to Thailand, worth USD 30 million.
Phuket province has updated its travel screening measures, pursuant to Phuket Provincial Order No. 4021/2564. Traveling to Phuket during this time, all types of land transport passing through the Chatchai checkpoint are NOT allowed to enter Phuket between 23.00 and 04.00 hr. Those who wish to travel to Phuket must be able to meet the following requirements:
1) They must have received the prescribed dosage of COVID-19 vaccination. That means two doses of Sinovac or Sinopharm or one dose of AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days prior to arriving in Phuket;
2) They must also provide a negative test result for COVID-19 by RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test not more than seven days before travelling to Phuket, and they must download the Mor Chana application and agree to turn on the location sharing function.
– The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has approved and registered four antigen COVID-19 test kits for home use, which will be available for purchase at pharmacies. In case of positive results, individuals should enter into immediate isolation and have their tests confirmed by RT-PCR tests. People are strongly advised to purchase only the following test kits approved by the TFDA:
1) SD Biosensor, Inc., of Korea, imported by MP Group (Thailand);
2) SD Biosensor, Inc., of Korea, imported by Roche Diagnostics (Thailand);
3) Shenzhen Kisshealth Biotechnology, imported by General Science Enterprise;
4) Beijing Lepu Medical Technology, imported by Ostland Capital.
– As of yesterday, foreign residents aged 60 and over residing in Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, and Samut Sakhon who have never received a COVID-19 vaccination may register for the first dose by filling in the online form jointly developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Ministry of Public Health (the QR code appears in the video).
For foreign residents residing in other provinces, please kindly contact your provincial health authorities or your provincial hospitals.
– As for the vaccination program for the 75+ group, which started two days ago, 19 individuals received their first dose on Monday and an additional 54 yesterday, bringing the total to 73.
Source — PR Thai Govt Facebook