Thailand logged 10,111 new COVID-19 cases while 10,612 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours.
Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was scheduled to visit four southern border provinces to discuss efforts to contain fast COVID-19 outbreaks in the region.
Phuket Exempts Fully Vaccinated Visitors from COVID Tests.
Southern border provinces face worse COVID-19 outbreaks than greater Bangkok and the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) urged local people to seek vaccinations because 60% of new fatalities in the far South never received a COVID-19 jab.
Authorities on Koh Samui will require Thai visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and not additionally demand their antigen tests.
Three variants of COVID-19 are spreading in the South and the Public Health Ministry is imposing all possible measures to contain the outbreaks.
The country logged 9,489 new COVID-19 cases and 129 new fatalities over the past 24 hours.
The communicable disease committee of the southern province extended access restriction to Phi Phi islands for 7 days as there were more COVID-19 cases linked to infections at a local wastewater treatment plant under construction.
The Chulabhorn Royal Academy invited schools to register their students aged 10-18 for free COVID-19 vaccinations.
The governor of Phuket province discussed treatment solutions for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with local administrators as their rising number raised concern.
The Industry Ministry, the Public Health Ministry, the Labour Ministry, the Interior Ministry and the private sector organized a brainstorming session to discuss measures to prevent and contain COVID-19 outbreaks at factories.
The Public Health Ministry assured that the mixed administration of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines in series highly stimulates antibodies, is safe and can fight the Delta variant of COVID-19.