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No quarantine for COVID high-risk people

BANGKOK: The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration today (May 20) lifted the five-day quarantine requirement for people in close contact with COVID-19 cases.

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By Bangkok Post

Friday 20 May 2022, 01:41PM


A medical worker takes a nasal swab during an antigen rapid test. Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut

A medical worker takes a nasal swab during an antigen rapid test. Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said high-risk contact people would instead be required to closely observe their own health for 10 days and have an antigen test if they have respiratory symptoms, reports the Bangkok Post.

They could continue to work with other people while observing their own condition, he said.

“This is a relaxation of disease control,” the spokesman said.

High-risk people are those who do not wear a face mask, stay close to or talk with a COVID-19 case within a two-metre range for longer than five minutes, are sneezed at by a COVID-19 case or remain in a poorly ventilated place with a COVID-19 case longer than 30 minutes.

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Kurt | 21 May 2022 - 10:24:30

High-risk people could continue to work now with other people while observing their own condition. ( Many Thai have not intellectual capacity/education to do so)
Relaxation of disease control, but not for foreigners. Why all this relaxation not includes declaring the Pandemic now Endemic and skip the Thailand pass completely?

Kurt | 21 May 2022 - 10:05:17

No quarantine for high risk people, no more Thailand Pass for inbound Thai. Only for foreigners, said Anutin yesterday. Thai logic in full spot lights. What is difference between thai passport holder and a foreign one when it comes to Covid-19?  What about here living expats and retirees? It looks the Thailand pass remains  for the sake of Pass addiction. Just to control people.

 

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