According to the Pattaya Mail the National Communicable Disease Committee has agreed to reduce the quarantine period for incoming tourists from 14 to 10 days.
There will however remain controls for an additional 4 days after the end of the quarantine period, including contact tracing.
Public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said “”The Disease Control Department has been ready for quarantine reduction for a long time now, but the case of the French woman made us withdraw the subject from the task force.
But when we investigated deeper, it wasn’t an issue with quarantine measures, and we could control the disease in a narrow circle.”
The French woman referred to had previously completed a 14-day quarantine but then tested positive for COVID-19.
Charnvirakul added that “the priority now is to strike a balance between people’s health and the economy. We have to work together to help revive the economy.
“Thailand still has to rely on foreign tourists. Reopening the country to foreign visitors will help put the economy back on track.”
Thailand has confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 3,797. There is currently one person reported to be a critical case being treated in an ICU.
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