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70% Of People In 11 Provinces To Be Vaccinated By August

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70% Of People In 11 Provinces To Be Vaccinated By August

The National Communicable Diseases Committee has set a target to vaccinate 70% of the population of 11 provinces by August.

The committee’s document states that the initial doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered from June through September. The government has set a target of vaccinating 47 million people nationwide, equivalent to 70% of the national population. Since March, over 2 million people have been given their first dose of the vaccine.

In some provinces, the government aims to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of August. One province aiming to hit the target in June is Phuket.

Bangkok, Krabi and Phang Nga- aim to achieve the target in July.

Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Chonburi, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and Surat Thani will reach the target in August.

Via NNT – National News Bureau of Thailand

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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Thailand To Introduce 10-Year Visa For Skilled Workers, Investors

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Another week, and another new long-term visa proposal from the government.

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