‘Endemic sandbox’ proposed for islands, nightspots would reopen

Patong Beach Nightlife in Phuket

Patong Beach Nightlife in Phuket. Photo: Tony Ng. CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Public Health Ministry will propose declaring Covid-19 endemic on three major tourist islands – Koh Samui in Surat Thani province, Koh Chang in Trat and Phuket – and the reopening of night entertainment venues there.

Health permanent secretary Kiattiphum Wongrajit said on Thursday the ministry would seek approval from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for its “endemic sandbox” initiative, a first step towards declaring Covid-19 an endemic disease nationwide.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Apinya Wipatayotin

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