The 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew to fight Covid-19 in some provinces of Thailand will remain in place until the end of the month.
Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Center for the Administration of the Covid-19 Situation (CCSA), said yesterday (September 10) that a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha agreed to maintain the restrictions current, including curfew hours imposed in provinces most affected by Covid-19 (classified as dark red), until the end of this month.
He added that the CCSA also decided not to change the status of the provinces designated by a color code according to the cases of Covid-19: dark red (29 provinces), red (37 provinces) and orange (11 provinces) until ‘at the end of the month.
“The Covid-19 situation was assessed and it was agreed that the curfew would remain in place until the end of the month, while all Covid-19 measures and tests would be implemented in order to limit infections and deaths in October, ”said Dr Taweesilp.
Detail on the next vaccination campaign
He also said that the CCSA discussed the kingdom’s next vaccination campaign, which will run from September 27 to October 31 and in which 24 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be distributed to five target groups.
Of the total vaccines, 10 million doses come from AstraZeneca, 8 million from Pfizer and 6 million from Sinovac.
Adults over the age of 18 will receive either a mixed dose of the vaccine or two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, says Dr Taweesilp.
As for the cross-vaccination program, people will receive either doses of Sinovac-AstraZeneca or doses of AstraZeneca-Pfizer.
The vaccine doses that will be used for this group represent 70%, or 16.8 million, of the total 24 million doses.
Parents will be informed about the dangers of Pfizer vaccines
Students aged 12 to 17 will receive two doses of Pfizer, which is 20%, or 4.8 million, of the total 24 million doses of vaccine.
Dr Taweesilp said the CCSA had clarified that inoculations for this group would be on a voluntary basis and parents would be made aware of any possible side effects, such as myocarditis.
Reports have linked mRNA vaccines such as those from Pfizer and Moderna to myocarditis, particularly in adolescents and young adults.
Myocarditis is not a mild disease, it leaves scars on the heart muscle and destroys heart cells that never regenerate.
It is the guarantee of chronic heart problems in the long term without counting other long-term side effects not yet known.
Post-vaccination myocarditis affects healthy adolescents and young people without any comorbidity with an incidence of 1/3000 to 1/6000 depending on age.
See: Myocarditis after vaccination against Covid-19
Dr Taweesilp said on Friday September 10th:
“Parents must be made aware of the potential health threat and that they must give their consent before children are vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.”
Source : Bangkok Post