All Thailand mall employees and workers in other “at-risk” businesses must be vaccinated by Oct. 1, the Department of Health said.
Director-general of the Public Health Ministry office, Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, said Thursday that workers covered by the govenrment’s “Covid-Free Settings” scheme should be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and take an antigen test every seven days.
Workers who have had only a single dose of a coronavirus vaccine will need to test negative and undergo a risk assessment before being allowed to work.
The department also wants customers to be fully vaccinated. If they aren’t, they should present negative antigen test results just to enter a mall in Thailand starting in October.
The chances of such a plan being enforced are less than zero.
Accoording to bureaucrats, the Covid-Free Settings require shopping malls and other businesses a contingency plan to control any outbreaks of Covid-19 immediately.
All business owners must also make quarantine preparations, to ensure speedy isolation and treatment of any employees who contract the coronavirus.