February 9th According to foreign media reports, Thailand plans to urgently approve China’s coronavirus vaccine and deploy a vaccination campaign by the end of February, which aims to cover about two-thirds of the country’s population by the end of this year, which may pave the way for the complete reopening of its tourism industry.
According to Bloomberg, Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health, presided over the second meeting of the National Infectious Diseases Committee in 2021 on the 8th and discussed the management of vaccines that arrived in Thailand in February.
Anutin confirmed that the coronavirus vaccine purchased from Kexing, China, will be delivered to Thailand as agreed.
Anutin said that Thailand’s pharmaceutical regulator is expected to approve the first batch of coronavirus vaccines in Kohing later this month when it arrives. The rest will be sent to Thailand in March and April this year.
According to the report, Thailand confirmed 189 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (9th), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to nearly 24,000.
As the Minister of Health, Anutin said his responsibility is to ensure that national security and the well-being of the people are taken care of.
“When everyone is safe, economic growth will follow,” he said.