Health Ministry: If all goes well, Thailand will celebrate Songkran this year


If the number of Covid-19 infections continues to decrease, Thailand will see itself celebrating Songkran this year, the deputy health minister said.

In 2020, Thailand Songkran celebrations had to be canceled due to the pandemic.

According to Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha as reported by Sanook News, Songkran Festival will be celebrated as normal in April if people continue to follow preventive measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The country will continue to see over a hundred new cases per day for some time to come, Mr. Sathit said. This is because the preventive measures this year are not as strict as last year.

Even so, the government was also concerned about the impact stricter measures would have on the economy.

“Mr. Sathit’s comments suggested the government was trying to balance controlling the new wave of infections without further damaging the beleaguered economy,” Thaivisa reported.

On Wednesday, Thailand logged 157 new cases, down from 287 new cases reported on Tuesday;  a sharp fall in the number of new infections.

Source: Thaivisa || Sanook News

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