The Department of Public Health bans indoor New Year’s celebration activities and advises organizers to hold outdoor events instead while maintaining strict OCIVD-19 prevention measures.
Dr Kiatipoom Wongrachit, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, said that despite the decrease in the number of cases, the ministry is concerned about the possibility of further outbreaks due to activities and travel during the New Year holidays. The ministry advises people to organize small events and make sure attendees are vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19 before attending. Events should take place in outdoor venues with preventive measures in place, including ensuring that participants wear masks, practice social distancing and maintain personal hygiene.
Dr Kiatipoom added that private companies are only allowed to hold countdown events or prayer activities at outdoor venues and strictly follow the guidelines of the COVID-free framework. Ministry officials will also cooperate with other departments to maintain security measures and prevent people from drinking alcohol outside designated places or times to ensure everyone stays safe during the New Year’s holidays. Year. (NNT)