COVID-19: Thailand reports more than 20,000 new cases

COVID-19: Thailand reports more than 20,000 new cases

new covid19 infections in thailand have exceeded 20 000 for the first time and the number of fatalities has also hit a new record at nearly 190 deaths a majority of the new infections have been detected in the capital bangkok now the thai capital accounts for 20 of the daily total thailand has been battling its biggest outbreak yet fueled by the delta variant bangkok and other high-risk areas are under a strict mock down success joins us live now for more on this story sucks if another day and another record high why do cases keep peaking the short answer is a story that we heard in other countries as well and that is the delta variant and that has now overtaken to be the dominant variant of all cases that we are seeing now in thailand it hasn’t it has been a month where we had cases tens of thousands of new cases every day dozens and now hundreds in the low hundreds of new deaths every day but critics have said that all the measures that have been put in place now absolutely a quasi lockdown in bangkok and other provinces that has now been expanded to more provinces um over 30 of them now their critics are saying that they have come lit too little too late if you have to cast back your memory back to april that is when the first this wave actually has started when the first cases of the current wave have come and it has took them quite a while until we actually gotten to this point where we have these lockdown measures these lockdown measures in bangkok and a couple of other provinces have been put in place for a month now but obviously it has not yielded the results that the authorities want such less than 30 of thais have received at least one vaccine dose against cobit 19. why is the government running behind schedule on its vaccination rollout i’m going to give you another number just a little bit more than six percent of the thai population have actually gotten two nil so are fully inoculated and the problem is the same problem that we have seen in the past weeks as well and that is supply issues thailand has put all its ex in the basket of their vaccine strategy in the local manufacturing of astrazeneca vaccines by a company owned by the king and astrazeneca just came out earlier this week saying that they have delivered 5.7 ish million doses of astrazeneca to thailand from its local facility that is way less almost a half less than what the thai government wanted and what it was initially agreed on so we are seeing here many vaccination stations in bangkok and other places having to stop taking appointments for vaccine vaccinations because they simply ran out of um vaccine doses now there are more vaccines coming in and also more vaccines coming in from outside the country the united states for example has donated almost 1.5 million doses of pfizer the uk has donated almost half a million doses of astrazeneca so there are more vaccines coming in but it is very slow it is definitely way behind schedule where the goal was to inoculate 70 of the total population by the end of the year and it seems that we are going to miss that goal well it’s way behind schedule success but the country plans to reopen borders in two months how will all of this affect its plans to do that that is probably the last thing on the minds of thais right now that the promised by prime minister prayer genocide to open the countries in around october as he has announced it and the prerequisite to actually open the country is actually to vaccinate 70 of the population if we’re not going to go there then we can’t forget about this goal right now and that but that it is crucial for thailand to reopen to tourists again because much of the economy relies on tourism so much that’s why there’s for example this so-called phuket sandbox where fully vaccinated tourists can come to the island and skip quarantine here that has been now in use for a month now about 17 000 people have now used this program but the brand there’s another problem about now that they have completed their two weeks where are they going to go yes the island is nice but unless you’re a returning residence where do you want to go when most of the country is under lockdown including the capital so this is all very much shaky this is all very much in doubt that thailand is a going to reach his vaccination goal and on top of that if they’re actually going to reopen the country again so because of the delta variant because of all this everything is very much up in the air now here in thailand saksith thank you very much for that update success
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COVID-19: Thailand reports more than 20,000 new cases

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