Thailand News Update | CCSA say ‘no changes’ for now

The CCSA spokesperson has pre-empted tomorrow’s official assembly saying that they received’t impose any additional measures amid rising Thailand’s COVID-19 infections. But he says officers will strictly enforce the present restrictions in the gentle of surging infections, largely by the Omicron variant. Greatest says that officers are considering all aspects of the Covid situation, including the number of infections, the dying toll, tourism, public concern about the prospect of yet one more lockdown and livelihoods, earlier than arriving on the decision not to introduce any additional restrictions, and not to droop the “Test and Go” program.She additionally asked senior medical professionals not to make comments in regards to the pandemic in a means which can trigger public confusion or anxiousness and to clearly state that any feedback they do make are their private opinions and not those of their organisations.The “Test and Go” program resumed on February 1st and Dr. Apisamai 2.5% of the 137,090 arrivals from abroad have been discovered to be contaminated.The doctor famous that infections had been detected from the PCR checks almost equally between the check on the primary day and the second take a look at between the 4th and seventh days of arrival.At a gathering last week, between the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and tourism associations, the tourism operators stated they need sure necessities of the “Test and Go” program to be eased, such because the second PCR check being replaced by the cheaper and sooner, however generally much less dependable, rapid antigen test and the insurance coverage requirement being halved to US$25,000.
The Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee is establishing a new firm which will hep steer the development of U-tapao airport, the international port that companies the provinces of Rayong and Chon Buri, including Pattaya. The company will accelerate the upkeep, restore and overhaul divisions that had been delayed by the pandemic and the chapter of Thai Airways International, that had been heading up the project earlier than. The new company goes to be named EEC Airport Asset Development, 100% owned by the government’s EEC division and can function with a capital of 50 million baht.Speaking in regards to the high-speed rail project linking three airports… Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao in Rayong… the media convention heard that the venture is making good progress.Some 3,493 rai of land has already been assigned to begin creating services along a section of rail from Suvarnabhumi to U-tapao.The new company will work intently with U-tapao International Aviation to rework the airport right into a gateway for commerce and commerce into the Southeast Asian market. The so-called Aviation City is certainly one of five initiatives that type the spine of the EEC scheme along with the high-speed railway linking three airports, the aircraft upkeep centre, the third part of the Laem Chabang seaport and the third section of Map Ta Phut port.
Following the three oil leaks discovered polluting Rayong’s seashores, Star Petroleum Refining have announced that the company will repair and seal another spot on the underwater pipeline starting at present. The firm filed a request with the Mab Ta Phut Provincial Police Station and the Marine Department for permission to go ahead with fixing the leak and it has now been accredited.This underwater pipeline is positioned 20 kilometres off the Rayong coast at a depth of 27 metres. An officer from SPRC says the corporate anticipated to spend two days clearing around 12,000 litres of oil still caught within the pipeline after which the leak will be repaired. There will be another private firm becoming a member of the restore processes, based on the report.The officer also mentioned that Rayong’s beaches, which have been polluted from the quite a few oil leaks, are under shut watch through the repairs. Drones and investigating boats are being deployed. If oil slicks are spotted, cleanup operations shall be launched instantly.Yesterday, there was a report on “mysterious” chemical substances discovered on Mae Ram Phueng Beach. It is claimed to unfold at some spots on the seaside and have a yellow color and a powerful odor. The SPRC officers already went to the scene and picked up those yellow strains for further investigation on what the chemical could presumably be.
Whilst Bangkokians are going through somewhat of a mini renaissance with their behaviour on the city’s thousands of zebra crossings, video has emerged of a motorcycle driver, who stopped at a zebra crossing to yield pedestrians the best of method, being hit from behind by an oncoming public bus. Thais on social media have been sharing a CCTV video clip of the accident. Pedestrian security has been in the highlight in Thailand after the deadly accident final month where a police officer sped and crashed his Ducati motorcycle into an eye fixed physician, killing her.On Valentine’s Day, the 37 12 months old bike driver was headed to work when he noticed two pedestrians walking on the crosswalk by Paolo Hospital in Bangkok’s Saphan Kwai space and slowed his bike down. Other automobiles additionally slowed down and stopped on the crosswalk. A public bus then slammed into the motorbike driver from behind. The bike driver was rushed to the hospital and stays in critical situation with again injuries.The bus driver is now charged with reckless driving causing injury.His girlfriend also says that the basic public bus firm and driver haven’t even contacted them or proven any duty for what had occurred, adding that her boyfriend is the only one working to help the household.
A monk has allegedly fired pictures at residents close by a temple within the northern province of Mae Hong Son. Reports say the monk fled the scene, however was later found and forced to depart the monkhood. Officers searched the monk’s dwelling quarters and found airsoft guns with gear to modify the pellet weapons as properly as real ammunition. Apparently the monk had gotten into an argument over land ownership, in accordance with a neighborhood elder. The suspect and four different monks were clearing the land, claiming that the Doi Ja Tee Temple owned the property. But apparently, the land was public property and residents tried to elucidate this to the monks. He says the monk the took out a gun and fired shots at residents. No one was injured, however a bullet hole has found at an area home.The monk then ran off to another temple named Pa Baan Mai Temple, but he was later arrested. Police later reported that the previous monk claimed he was attacked..