BANGKOK (THE NATION THAILAND/ANN) – The number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand will start rising from next week and should hit a peak by September, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said.
CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin on Friday attributed this possible surge to the easing of disease control measures, including lifting the mask mandate in several public places. However, the centre estimates that with continued vaccination and people adhering to the Public Health Ministry’s suggestions to avoid crowded spaces and public gatherings, daily infections will start dropping from November.
The CCSA has urged the Public Health Ministry to evaluate the situation closely to ensure hospital admissions, bed occupation and deaths are kept at a manageable level.
This means admissions must not exceed 4,000, less than 25 per cent of hospital beds occupied by…