Thailand recorded 10,486 cases of Covid-19 and 94 deaths on Friday (October 15); government relaxes virus measures


BANGKOK, October 15 (The Nation Thailand / ANN): The Ministry of Public Health reported on Friday October 15 morning that in the past 24 hours, 10,486 new patients have tested positive for Covid-19, of which 167 have been found in prisons.

The death toll increased by 94, while 10,711 patients were cured and released from hospitals.

The country’s total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 1,762,190 – of which 1,636,461 have recovered, 107,606 are still in hospital and 18,123 have died.

Separately, another 481,973 people received their first Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, 509,853 their second vaccine, and 42,723 a booster, bringing the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered nationwide to 63 614 352.

According to Worldometer, confirmed cases worldwide had risen to 240.39 million as of Friday, of which 217.7 million have recovered, 17.79 million are active cases (81,173 in serious condition) and 4.9 million have died. (up 7,421).

Thailand ranks 24th in the global list of most cases, ahead of the United States with 45.64 million, followed by India with 34.04 million, Brazil with 21.61 million, the United Kingdom with 8.32 million and Russia with 7.89 million.

Thailand also announced Thursday evening (October 14) a further easing of nationwide Covid-19 restrictions from October 16, as the country’s vaccination rates recently increased.

According to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the nighttime curfew will be reduced to four a.m. from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. In addition, the number of “dark red” provinces that are under maximum control will be reduced from 29 to 23 provinces.

Meanwhile, the number of “red zones” or areas with maximum control will also drop from 37 to 30, indicating the overall improvement and stabilization of the country’s control over the Covid-19 situation, the spokesperson said. word of CCSA, Taweesin Visanuyothin.

The CCSA also announced more flexibility on restaurants, flea markets, all kinds of sports facilities, shopping malls and cinemas by allowing their opening hours to be extended until 10 p.m.

Trade fairs, convention and exhibition centers and hotels are allowed to hold meetings of up to 500 people per event, according to the CCSA.

Thailand has eased some restrictive measures since October 1, including reopening some businesses and reducing curfew hours as part of a plan to phase out Covid-19 restrictions and restart the economy . – The Nation Thailand / ANN


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