The National Communicable Disease Commission approves “Covid” as a surveillance disease starting October 1

Patients with mild-asymptomatic symptoms, DMHT for 5 days instead, travel to the country without showing vaccination certificate or ATK test results.

On September 21, 2022, at the Ministry of Public Health, Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Chaired the meeting of the National Communicable Disease Committee No. 7/22, with Dr. Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, MD. Director-General of the Department of Health Service Support and committees from various departments participated

Mr. Anutin said The situation of COVID-19 is likely to improve around the world, including Thailand. by the infected person Patients are being treated, severely ill, and the number of deaths continues to decline. The vast majority of people are immune to more than 82% of the COVID-19 vaccine injection, and some are immune from infection. Please get all vaccinated. in order to be ready to lead a normal life as much as possible by modifying various measures Helping people stay safe with COVID-19 under balanced consideration from health, economic, social and security perspectives

Mr. Anutin continued that Today’s meeting has resolved to approve 2 important matters. The first is to approve the Covid-19 Control Action Plan to support a communicable disease requiring surveillance (October 2022 – September 2023), which has been signed to abolish the Covid-19 disease. dangerous contagious disease and adjusted to be a communicable disease that must be monitored No. 57 according to the Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558, announced in the Government Gazette. Effective from October 1, 2022 onwards, there are four strategies: 1) Defense. Surveillance and disease control 2) Medical and medical treatment 3) Risk communication public relations and information and 4) management, law, society and economy, which will be presented to the Cabinet for approval. and requiring all provinces to prepare such action plans to ensure readiness in all aspects will continue to monitor the situation continuously If the violence increases May declare epidemic areas as necessary

Mr. Anutin said that the second issue has approved the surveillance measures. Prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, supporting a contagious disease that must be monitored. before entering the country Cancel showing documents related to vaccine documents or ATK test results for COVID-19, except yellow fever which is still operating normally, at the international infectious disease control checkpoint. Canceling random checks on COVID-19 vaccination records, maintaining surveillance for travelers with symptoms of dangerous or emerging infectious diseases, adjusting isolation measures for mild cases/COVID-19 cases People who do not show symptoms must strictly follow the DMHT for 5 days and advise people to have proper self-protective behaviors such as wearing masks, washing hands, and checking ATK when symptoms are present.

In addition, the meeting also acknowledged four issues: 1. Vaccination Management Plan and Vaccination for COVID-19 (Pfizer scarlet vaccine) in children aged 6 months – 4 years old, expected to start in mid-October. 2022 voluntarily by parents and children without being a condition of going to school But it is recommended that all children be vaccinated. Especially children with underlying medical conditions that are at risk of severe symptoms or death. 2. Guidelines for the use of Long Acting Antibody (LAAB) in Thailand with further improvements In more than 3.5 thousand people who are immunocompromised groups or have been vaccinated but the immunity does not increase In order to continue to have immunity to COVID-19 3. Guidelines for medical practice, diagnosis, care and prevention of infection in hospitals in case of COVID-19 after the pandemic. (Post-pandemic), which the Ministry of Public Health has coordinated with relevant agencies to prepare so that people can still exercise the same treatment rights as general diseases both accessing treatment and receiving antiretroviral therapy according to the latest guidelines including the isolation of patients in accordance with the next phase of the situation; and 4. Chloroquine use programs to prevent and reduce the spread of Plasmodium vivax malaria in endemic areas. Thai-Myanmar border

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