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Thailand COVID-19 Cases January 13, 2022 Update

Thailand COVID-19 Cases January 13, 2022 Update

Thailand Ministry of Health reports 8,167 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 14 deaths since yesterday. The ministry also announced an additional 3,845 recovered patients.

Officials from the Ministry of Public Health announced that most of the schools have effective COVID-19 control measures. This is in line with their initial statement that there will be no need to close schools. Department of Disease Control hazards communication director Sumanee Wacharasin said that most of the schools have passed the inspections.

95% of the students aged 12 and above have received their first vaccine and around 70% are fully vaccinated. School staff has also been fully vaccinated and measures like classroom closure are in place.

The government also announced that they have procures Pfizer mRNA vaccines for children aged 5-12 years old. The first batch of vaccines is expected to arrive late this month.

As of now, there were covid clusters among schools identified from three provinces. Six are from Chanthanaburi, five in Bangkok, and two in Nonthaburi. The common cause of infections is contact with family members infected with the virus.

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