The Ministry of Public Health said that it did not set a time to relax its face mask mandate and it planned to ease the rule in blue and green zones first.
The face mask regulation will be relaxed and limited to three criteria in mid-June as the COVID-19 situation improves, according Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit, permanent secretary of the Public Health Ministry.
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration allows entertainment venues including pubs, bars and karaoke shops to reopen on June 1 and will end the Thailand Pass registration for Thai people simultaneously.
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday will consider the reopening of pubs and bars in green zones, according to a source.
About 35,000 schools nationwide reopened for on-site teaching as the Education Ministry emphasized COVID-19 control measures and partial closures in the event of infections.
The public health minister said the local COVID-19 situation improved and would become endemic in the near future and he ordered the Department of Disease Control to work out disease control measures for the reopening of pubs and bars.
The Finance Ministry borrows 50 billion yen from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under an executive decree allowing it to borrow 500 billion baht to solve economic and social problems resulting from COVID-19.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is worried about unvaccinated people as the numbers of COVID-19-infected people who suffer lung inflammation, depend on ventilators and died are increasing, according to the government spokesman.
The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday, decided to relax disease controls from May 1, ending control (orange) zones during its meeting on Friday.
The Fruit Board intensified measures to ensure that durian exports to China are free of COVID-19.
The Ministry of Public Health will not declare COVID-19 an endemic disease on July 1, according to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
The Ministry of Public Health encouraged people to use 2U measures to protect themselves from COVID-19 during the Songkran festival and also shortened the quarantine of high-risk people.