THE Secretary-General of the National Security Council said today (June 9) that a meeting of Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) of which he is the operations head has considered extending the opening hours of entertainment venues till 2 a.m. with preliminary assessment of current relaxation till midnight showing a good result, Naewna newspaper said.
Gen. Supot Malaniyom said he greatly wants people to return to normal life.
“The Disease Control Department will consider the laws on entertainment venues where opening and closing hours and sale of alcohol are stated with the same laws enforced prior to Covid pandemic initially remaining in place so as to not cause any confusion.
“This issue will be discussed again at the CCSA operations centre meeting next week,” he said.
Gen. Supot added that today’s meeting also considered adjusting the colour-coded Covid zones to bring them in line with the current situation.
Moreover the reopening of border checkpoints and making the Thailand Pass system more convenient was also discussed.
He urged those not vaccinated against Covid-19 or not fully so to quickly get their jabs so as to reduce the severity of illness and bed occupancy rate.
The Public Health Ministry said this morning there were 3,185 Covid cases, all Thais, and 23 deaths over the past 24 hours taking the cumulative confirmed total since Jan. 1 to 2,253,617 and since the start of the pandemic 4,477,052, Sanook.com and Amarin TV said.
Another 3,934 people tested positive via antigen test kits with their infection still to be confirmed by RC-PCR.
Today’s 23 fatalities raised the death toll to 30,262.
Another 3,326 patients were cured taking total recoveries since Jan. 1 to 2,248,904 with 25,262 patients still under treatment.
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