Thai government asks private companies to permit employees to work from home

Thai well being authorities are selecting to take a cautious strategy, despite the fact that they are saying “the state of affairs is beneath control”.
They’ve requested state businesses and private companies in Thailand to permit workers and contractors to work from their home. They’re suggesting that workers do enterprise from home for at least 14 days as the Omicron has reached 1,551 infections (as of January 1).
A government spokesman requested yesterday that state agencies will be required to permit their workers to do enterprise from home and personal firms “are being encouraged” to permit staff to do the same “to stop additional unfold of the extremely transmissible Omicron variant”.
Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says the federal government is hoping to avoid any additional clusters of Omicron infections like the one in Kalasin, north east Thailand, the supply of a total of 244 instances which have now been identified.
On the day where people shall be flooding again from the provinces into the capital, the PM suggested that there will be free testing on the Mor Chit bus terminal hub and Hua Lamphong railway station the place fast antigen exams might be offered for any passengers who wish to take them.
The permanent secretary for public well being was pleased to report that, at this stage, there haven’t been any severe cases resulting from the Omicron variant in Thailand.
“…as lengthy as contaminated patients have delicate or no signs and develop immunity, this must be okay.”

Economical may even meet this week to asses any further restrictions on Friday, January 7 while this Wednesday the public health division and CCSA have a scheduled meeting to re-assess the Test & Go and Sandbox programs for the Thailand Pass which have been suspended (except for Phuket) on December 21 last year.
The other date to watch for is January 15 when the CCSA stated they’d review the reopening of bars and nightlife across the country.
After crowded Christmas and busy New Year celebrations, together with in depth travel over the four-day long weekend (which ends today), the CCSA says they’re making plans to handle any surge in Covid-19 infections. They announced they might reply to any outbreaks with “readied response teams” to deploy to affected areas, as an alternative of bigger lockdown or restrictions.
The authorities final week insisted they don’t intend to reinstate any of the tough lockdowns.
Thailand has officially logged a total of 1,551 Omicron circumstances over forty seven provinces up to January 1. Of these, 779 have been from worldwide arrivals and 772 regionally transmitted. Most of the circumstances were from Bangkok with 395 Omicron instances. There was also one hundred twenty five infections of the variant detected in Phuket.
The public health division is asking people to comply with the ”Universal Prevention” precautions… “such as wearing masks, and maintaining secure distancing”.
Yesterday, due an increase in Covid infections within the Chon Buri province, specifically Pattaya and Bang Lamung, the governor announced that restaurants promoting alcohol have been ordered closed, besides these venues that conduct antigen testing on staff and patrons. Here is the announcement…

1. All employees, including musicians, performers, entertainers, etc (whatever ‘etc’ is) should take a fast antigen Covid19 take a look at day by day 2. All prospects, regardless of the size of the venue and whatever the customer’s vaccination or recovery standing, must take a Covid antigen test within seventy two hours of the present time interval to dine-in. The venue can prepare for on-site testing or accept qualified test outcomes. three. If a venue is unwilling or unable to meet the first two factors they have to shut immediately until/if restrictions are eased..

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