The government on Friday continued to beat the drum over Thais increasingly dropping their guard against the coronavirus, even as the country continues to report no infections.

The trend continued for the 46th day Friday with no new cases of any kind reported and three recoveries. Total cases stand at 3,202 and 58 deaths.

At his media briefing, Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesman said a new government survey showed another drop-off in Thais taking precautions against a second wave of the coronavirus. The end of the first wave was officially announced this week.

Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said a poll of 400,000 people found 80.7% of respondents remained serious about health precautions. While high, that dropped from 85.3 percent in a previous survey. An independent YouGov survey in May found mask use at 96 percent.

The result jibes with a Dusit Poll released last week that found 53 percent of respondents were less worried about catching Covid-19 than a month ago.

Most notable was the failure to use the government’s flawed Thai Chana contact-tracing app. More than 47 percent of shoppers at wet markets are not checking in – a troubling statistic given China’s repeated outbreaks at or stemming from wet markets.

Thais Wearing Face Masks in Chiang Mai

Shopping malls, with tighter entry controls, are faring better at getting people to check in, with only 17 percent failing to check in and only 15 percent not doing so at shops inside malls.

Despite its flaws, Thai Chana remains an essential tool for tracking contacts of anyone found to be infected with Covid-19. While the country appears free of the virus now, checking in is a habit that should be learned for when tourists are allowed to return to Thailand, potentially bringing the coronavirus with them.

According to the government survey – whose results contradict sharply with a Tourism Authority of Thailand survey released last week – Thais also are not eager to see tourists again. According to Taweesin, the survey found only 55 percent of respondents were in favor of so-called “travel bubbles” and 69 percent opposed general international tourism.

The TAT survey found 75 percent of people wanted travel bubbles launched now and 69 percent favored higher levels of tourists than the government is considering.

Echoing pleas made by Thailand’s top health and security officials almost daily this month, Taweesin urged people to stay vigilant despite the lack of an apparent threat. The rest of the world is being savaged by the coronavirus and new outbreaks in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong can show how fast the virus can quickly re-emerged from reckless large gatherings and a lack of face mask use.