The government through its Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration allowed department stores, community malls and restaurants to reopen if staff have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Ministry of Public Health will tomorrow ask the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration to allow dining-in at eateries which will be able to use up to 50% of their seats to welcome customers until 8pm.
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will change the pattern of COVID-19 tests in Samut Sakhon province where there are a large number of infected people because ongoing tests are costly.
Authorities may decide in seven days to intensify COVID-19 control measures; otherwise, new cases of infection can rise by as many as 18,000 a day in mid-January.
Deputy Prime Minister/Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the COVID-19 outbreak that was spreading from Samut Sakhon to many other provinces would be controlled finally as the government was implementing effective measures to do so during the New Year transitional period.
Thailand recorded 46 new COVID-19 cases, eight of whom were not linked to the outbreak in Samut Sakhon province.
There were nine new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 over the past 24 hours.
Thailand logged three new cases of the novel coronavirus comprising two quarantined arrivals and one detected at a health screening checkpoint, reported the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Thai health officials and experts say disease control efforts must be in place even when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Thursday reported 13 COVID-19 cases including 10 quarantined arrivals and two Myanmar truck drivers and a student who have already been sent home.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday reported nine new cases of coronavirus disease over a 24-hour period.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Thursday reported five new cases in state quarantine.