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September 24, 2021
Australian Embassy

Headlines summary as of 23 September 2021

News

Newly confirmed case(s)Total CasesPatients under severe conditions and those using ventilatorsDischarged from hospitalFrom 1 April, totally confirmed cases (third wave)1st dose vaccine recipients (from 28 Feb)3rd dose vaccine recipients (from 16 July)
13,256 (478 from prisons); (excluding ATK 3,088)1,524,613 (last seven days: 90,376)3,422/ 7471,380,362 (+13,829)1,495,75029,741,899  (+ 240,789) BKK: 7,931,546 (+9,463)623,637 (+ 889) BKK: 204,282 (+ 2,245)
Local transmissionFrom abroadBeing hospitalised/ in field-hospital/ quarantinedConfirmed cases in BangkokDeath tollTotal vaccination (doses)2nd dose vaccine recipients (from 28 Feb)Average positive rate in the last seven days
12,763 [10,620 (get tested in hospital) + 2,143 (active case finding)]15 (in SQ)128,367 [86,778 in field hospital]353,734 (+2,456)15,884 (+131) (last seven days: 931)46,669,535  (+ 646,519) BKK: 11,631,064 (+ 47,554)16,303,999 (+ 404,841) BKK: 3,495,236 (+35,846)14.48%
  • The Royal Gazette published the PM order restructuring the Operation Centre of the CCSA-adding in Deputy Public Health Permanent secretary, Deputy chief of the National Security Council and the Deputy PM secretary as deputy chiefs of the Operation Centre.—Matichon
  • After the meeting of the National Communicable Disease Committee, the committee had a resolution to reduce the quarantine day. The proposal will be submitted to the CCSA for approval. The head of the Disease Control Department outlined three schemes for the quarantine:
    • 7 Days for fully vaccinated visitor who has got RT-PCR test as negative before boarding. There will be two more tests on Day 0 and Day7 of the quarantine.
    • 10 Days for not fully vaccinated tourists and must take two RT-PCR tests on Day 0 and Day 10 of the quarantine-exclusive to air travel.
    • 14 Days for not fully vaccinated visitors arriving the Kingdom by land. The visitors must get thorough two RT-PCR tests.—Nation TV

Politics

  • The main ruling Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP) is set to hold its monthly MPs meeting on 23 September to discuss on their stance in upcoming sub-district elections.—Inside Thailand
  • The muscle flexing between the PM and Deputy PM Prawit on 22 September when the two juggernauts went to conduct flood-prevention site visits was a big win for the Deputy PM. DPM Prawit group saw more than 50 MPs joining the group; meanwhile, the PM group saw less than 10 MPs joining his entourage.—Matichon
  • Yesterday, the PPRP secretary-general who was kicked out of the cabinet by the PM gave a press interview whether the party will still nominate General Prayut as the party PM candidate in the next election. The main figure of the PPRP said that he can’t discuss that now, it is the party leader decision.—Thai Rath
  • The de facto leader of the freshly established Sarng Thai Party and former Pheu Thai Chief Strategist Sudarat Keyuraphan met with Thai-American Democrat Senator asking for more mRNA vaccines to be used in the Kingdom. The Senator who has been pushing for the donation of Pfizer vaccines to Thailand said that Washington has shipped 1.5 million doses of the 2.5 million dose pledge and awaiting Thai government acceptance letter for the remaining 1 million doses. Ladda, the Senator, is calling for Thai participation into COVAX scheme.—Prachachat Turakij
  • The Deputy PM and Public Health Minister dismissed the reports that Thailand has not submitted the acceptance letter as no true. The top Health official said that Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not got a collaboration from American envoy about additional donation.—Royal Thai Government
  • There are several decisive big days for the political actors:
  • The Constitutional Court is going to read its verdict on the status of Deputy head of the PPRP Paiboon Nithitawan on 20 October. The party-listed MP dissolved his old political party and join the main ruling party earlier.—Prachachat Turakij
  • On 10 November, the Constitutional Court is going to read its verdict whether the student-led protest leaders, including Anon Nampa, Panusaya ‘Rung’ and Parit ‘Penguin’ are guilty of overthrowing the Constitutional Monarchy regime on their speech on 10 August 2020.—Prachachat Turakij
  • A source in the main ruling PPRP said that the appoinemtn of General Wit as the chief strategist of the party has two immediate effects: to quell all tensions among the intra-party fractions and to gear up for the upcoming election. The source said that the new chief strategist will have a multi-generational Taskforce to conduct a ‘minor change’ on the party for the upcoming election.—Prachachat Turakij
  • The Computer Crime Suppression Unit has summoned ‘And Ang’ 17-year-old political activist and niece of a opposition leader and former Future Forward leader Thanathorn to listen to the royal defamation charge royalist groups are pressing on her.—Daily News

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