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Bangkok Ready for Nov. 1 Reopening with 70.6% Vaccinated

Bangkok Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19 Vaccination Jabs Vaccine

City Hall claims 70.6 percent of Bangkokians now are fully vaccinaged against Covid-19.

Deputy Gov. Sophon Phisutthiwong said Wednesday the capital was ready for Thailand’s reopening and reported its suggested Bangkok “sandbox” measures to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Oct 20.

Under the policy laid out by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, there will be no “sandbox”, which requires fully vaccinated tourists to remain within city borders for a week and stay at government-certified hotels. However, the CCSA has not released full details of the reopening plan.

As of 10 p.m. on Oct 18, 8,132,826 people had received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab, which is actually 5 percent more than Bangkok’s registered population. A total 5,437,553 people also had their second dose, accounting for 70.63 percent. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration expects 80 percent of Bangkokians would receive their second vaccine dose by Oct 30.

Meanwhile, the Department of Disease Control said it delivered 4.5 million doses of the Pfizer Inc. vaccine for students. The amount is enough for the administration of the first vaccine dose for students before the next school term begins on Nov. 1. The department will allocate the second doses for inoculation in 3-4 weeks after the first jabs.