Health minister chairs ‘Thailand Moving Together’, sits down with business sector to drive tourist transport safely in endemic era

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“The hearing session shows an agreement between the government and business sectors to come up with guidelines for Thailand to overcome the crisis on the basis of public safety while boosting tourism and the economy. The unnecessary restrictions are relaxed to support the transition to the endemic phase Prior notification of the Ministry of Tourism policy is required for economic operators to prepare and adjust their plans The Ministry of Transport and other relevant agencies are requested to expeditiously facilitate the convenience of tourism. The Ministry of Public Health is required to provide medical and public services as well as relaxation measures and to keep the public informed and in line with the current situation. For its part, the Ministry of Public Health has already provided full medical support, including beds, medication, medical professionals, medical devices medical and personal hygiene protection to deal with Covid epidemics.

“Although social measures have been relaxed, the most vital factor is the cooperation of business owners to understand and follow the 2 U policy which includes: universal prevention; infection prevention with social distancing, hand washing, wearing masks in indoor spaces and crowded areas, and testing when in contact with high-risk groups, and universal vaccination ensuring the availability of booster shots to raise safety levels When all requirements are met and vaccinations are fully stepped up as advised, opening the country to tourists no longer needs to raise concerns of a repeat outbreak, even if infected, severe symptoms or death are not major threats.

“The Ministry of Public Health adheres to the HEALTH FOR WEALTH framework which includes the culture of the public health system to help Thailand develop and strengthen economically. The vision is not one-dimensional: Thailand’s public health system helps to stimulate and promote business and investment and the development of cannabis products is one of the models used to promote domestic medical treatment and exports while improving the country to become a medical hub that attracts health tourism travellers.

“The Ministry of Public Health believes that sound health care development is a key driver for positive economic and social development. The safety of Thai people is ensured by good public health,” Anutin said.

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