Ministry of Public Health announces lockdown in the south to prevent COVID-19


The Ministry of Health said it may lockdown the southern region. after covid spread out of control People in the area need to be alert and take Universal Prevention measures to fight. It is expected that November-December the trend will improve as the mobilization of the coronavirus vaccine covers more than 70 percent of the population.

On October 7, 2021, Dr. Kiatpoom Wongrachit, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) revealed that the current trend of infection in four southern provinces which consists of Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, with the main factors coming from 3 strains of covids, namely beta, delta and alpha.

However, there is a way to contain COVID. In each area, more measures must be taken. The public must be alert for universal prevention while shops Restaurants or even organizations must comply with the Covid Free Setting guidelines.

However, from the preliminary field visits, it was found that The universal infection prevention is not very intense. therefore emphasized the importance of provincial public health (Sor.

At the same time, other measures must be taken in parallel. For example, the delivery of a Pfizer brand of COVID-19 vaccine. 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca Sinovac, ATK test kits and favipiravir were delivered to around 1 million coronavirus patients in the area, after the drug rate was only 30 per cent. resulting in a high number of deaths

by vaccination in the south is still less Because there are culture and beliefs involved. so try to understand and allowing more religious leaders to participate so that health matters can go through social issues

When asked if the southern region should be locked down or not? Dr. Kiattipoom said that the preliminary policy has already been given. If the current measures are insufficient Lockdown may be required. But it is believed that in November-December, the overall picture of infection is likely to decrease. Due to the mobilization of more than 70% of the vaccination coverage nationwide.

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