Virus outbreak reported in Thailand’s bars and prisons
Following a rise of coronavirus cases at bars and clubs located near the capital city of Thailand and others at a jail in the south, health officials in that country were considering closing performances in Bangkok on Monday. 194 new coronavirus cases were identified, most of which were from Narathiwat prison and Bangkok’s entertainment areas, according to Apisamai Srirangsan, a spokesperson of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. 29,321 confirmed cases—including 95 fatalities—have occurred in Thailand. The center mandated that the impacted nightclubs close while they are being thoroughly cleaned. To try to stem the virus’s spread, health professionals said they are thinking of imposing a shutdown of Bangkok’s nightclubs for two weeks.
England offers two basic Covid tests each week.
The English public will receive free coronavirus testing twice weekly, the UK administration announced on Monday. In the future, everyone would be able to take the fast examinations at neighborhood testing centers in addition to at schools and places of employment; the administration was reported as saying by the DPA news agency. Prior to the date, only extremely vulnerable groups could access the freely available quick tests. Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that testing was very essential to avoid damaging the effectiveness of the British vaccination campaign when people began to ease the laws. Rapid examinations can be ordered by businesses with more than ten employees, and schools will still conduct traditional exams. Additionally, private people will be able to request exams to be delivered to their homes or take checks at nearby testing facilities.
Travel first! Mass vaccination effort on Phuket Island
Thailand’s important tourism industry has moved to the front of the COVID-19 shots line, starting a mass vaccination operation on the nation’s most well-known resort island two months before the rest of the nation. Thailand’s choice to prioritize Phuket above other regions of the country highlights the essential role that tourism plays in the country’s economy, even though medical professionals, elected officials, and older people were the first to receive vaccinations. More than 100,000 tourists must visit Phuket in the following quarter, according to the government. Additionally, it expects that as vaccination rates rise globally, demand for vaccinations will rise in the fourth period and that by the end of the year, 6.5 million visitors will have spent 350 million baht across the country. Americans, Europeans, and visitors from the United Arab Emirates are anticipated to come back first.
China released the largest daily case increase in more than two months.
China recorded the largest daily increase in new COVID-19 cases in over two months, with all local cases concentrated in a city in the southwest Yunnan state, which shares a border with Myanmar. After receiving reports of COVID-19 patients, the local government of Ruili placed people in the city’s vicinity in-home quarantine, began a huge testing effort, and started limiting people’s access to the city last week.