Further easing of Covid controls expected

The government will on Friday consider further relaxation of Covid-19 controls to allow more businesses and activities to resume, and possibly lower its Covid alert level late this month.

Further easing of Covid controls expected
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Further easing of Covid controls expected

published : 19 May 2022 at 13:38

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Mongkol Bangprapa

Representatives of workers in the entertainment and nightlife sector rally in front of Government House in December, calling for the reopening of their shutdown businesses. They remain largely closed. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The government will on Friday consider further relaxation of Covid-19 controls to allow more businesses and activities to resume, and possibly lower its Covid alert level late this month.

A government spokesman said on Thursday the domestic Covid-19 situation had improved, with declining numbers of new cases and related fatalities.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) would therefore on Friday review disease control zoning and consider allowing more activities to resume.

The spokesman also said the Public Health Ministry might lower its Covid-19 alert from level 3 to level 2 by month's end.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had instructed officials to maintain effective Covid-19 controls and encourage vulnerable groups of people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The prime minister is the head of the CCSA.

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Vocabulary

  • domestic: relating to a person's own country - ภายในประเทศ
  • resume: to begin again after stopping for a period of time - ดำเนินต่อไปใหม่, กลับมาอีกครั้ง
  • situation: all the circumstances and things that are happening at a particular time and in a particular place - สถานการณ์
  • spokesman: a person who speaks on behalf of a group or an organization - โฆษก
  • therefore: as a result of the reason that has just been mentioned - เพราะฉะนั้น, ดังนั้น
  • vulnerable: easily damaged or harmed - ซึ่งถูกทำลายได้ง่าย
  • zone: an area that has an important or typical feature; an area where a particular activity is allowed or not allowed - พื้นที่, บริเวณ, เขต
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