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Nearly 5000 pregnant women are infected with COVID-19, Thailand’s Ministry of Health calls for quick vaccination.
Officials from the Thai Ministry of Health revealed on the 18th that in the past six months, 4,778 pregnant women in Thailand had been infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Among them, 95 were pregnant women and 46 were fetal deaths. Most of the infected pregnant women are in Bangkok and surrounding areas with severe epidemics.
Most pregnant women who died have not been vaccinated against the COVID-19. It is estimated that by the end of this year, there will be 300,000 pregnant women in Thailand over 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The Ministry of Health of the country has previously urged pregnant women over 12 weeks of pregnancy to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible to reduce the rate of severe illness and mortality after infection and protect themselves and their fetuses. life safety.
At present, 75,000 pregnant women in Thailand have received the COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for about 25%. The official also stated that it is safe for breastfeeding women to get the vaccine, and he called on pregnant women across the country to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
Thailand plans to gradually open to international travelers who have completed vaccination from November
On October 11, Thai Prime Minister Prayut announced on the 11th that the country plans to gradually open its doors to international travelers who have completed the COVID-19 vaccination from November. Such travelers from low-risk countries and regions do not need to enter the country. isolation.
Prayut said in a televised speech that night that Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccination process has accelerated significantly. He has instructed the country’s COVID-19 epidemic management center and the Ministry of Health to consider gradually opening up the entry of international tourists.
According to this plan, from November 1st, international passengers arriving in Thailand by plane from low-risk countries and regions identified by the Thai government, if they have completed the COVID-19 vaccination and have a negative nucleic acid test certificate, do not need to be quarantined after entry.
Prayut said that the first list of low-risk countries and regions includes China, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany and the United States, and more countries and regions will be gradually added thereafter.
As the epidemic continues to slow down, the Thai government has gradually lifted some restrictive measures and shortened the isolation period after entering Thailand on September 1 and October 1, in order to gradually restore the domestic economy.
According to data released by the Thailand’s COVID-19 Epidemic Management Center on the 11th, Thailand added 10035 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths that day.
(source:internet, reference only)