100 days without local COVID-19 infection in Thailand


THAI Deputy Prime Minister/Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul launched a convention fair to stimulate the economy as the country has been free of local COVID-19 infection for 100 days, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).

Anutin said the country had been free of local COVID-19 infection for 100 days and the government was implementing measures to control the disease, stimulate the economy, help people generate income and ensure public safety at the same time.

He highlighted the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and the Ministry of Public Health developed a system to guarantee hygiene meetings and seminars. They have given “MICE City” health certificates to meeting venues in Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Pattaya, Phuket and Songkhla.

“Conditions of the certification include large meeting venues and social distancing. Organisations were encouraged to hold meetings and accommodate participants overnight there,” he said.

Anutin said meetings and seminars would help stimulate the domestic and local economy as money would be spent on the activities and participants would also visit local tourist destinations.

“The government already introduced three packages of measures to promote the organisation of meetings for local people and planned four more packages to support the seminars of foreigners when the country welcomes them,” he said.