RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
Expansion of lockdown in dark-red zone provinces from 3 August until 31 August.
- The Prime Minister issued the Directive No. 30 that expanded dark-red zone from 13 to 29 provinces with the rise in cases. 37 provinces are categorised as strictly controlled areas (red zone) and 11 provinces categorised as controlled areas (orange zone).
- All restrictions stipulated in Directive No. 28 are to be enforced in all provinces that fall under the dark-red zone from 3 August to 31 August.
- Directive No. 30 gave orders for closure of most businesses and venues in dark-red zones, except for essential sector which is allowed to continue with operation as necessary under strict disease control measures.
- On 23 July, the Thai Cabinet announced the extension of the Emergency Decree across the nation until 30 September 2021.
- Under the bubble and seal measures that are aimed to restricted travelling of employees, factories with confirmed cases will be closed and subject to quarantine for 14 days.
- The government continues the acceleration of vaccination in priority groups – those above the age of 60, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases.
- With the recent spread in manufacturing facilities, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is acquiring vaccines to expedite vaccination for factory workers. FTI has requested factories to conduct COVID-19 tests for at least 20 percent of the workforce using rapid antigen test kits, on top of the bubble and seal measures, which should be adopted by factories with more than 200 employees.