Press Release/Information : COVID-19 Current Information News

Press Release/Information : COVID-19 Current Information

Please find information regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), current situation in Thailand, Press Release, the Royal Thai Embassy's Notification, measures relating to the issue, and recommendations to prevent from getting infected below:

Facts about COVID-19 

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Source of Information: WHO

Current Situation in Thailand


Press Release

1. Press Release by the Ministry of Public Health (update daily)

2. Press Release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Measures relating to COVID-19 in Thailand

1. Notification of the Ministry of Public Health RE: Territories outside the Kingdom of Thailand defined as Disease Infected Zones of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak

2. Measures under the Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015) to control the Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19

3. Q&A Regarding the Measures for Travelers

4. The Notification of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on Practical Guideline for the Air Operators Relating to the Service to be Provided in the Territories outside Thailand Defined as Disease Infected Zones of COVID – 19 Outbreak

5. Requirements for travelers from the Disease Infected Zones (The People’s Republic of China (including Special Administrative Regions Macau and Hong Kong), The Republic of Korea, The Republic of Italy, The Islamic Republic of Iran)

6. Requirements for travelers from the ongoing local transmission areas (France, Spain, United States of America, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Japan (specific cities, picture 1), Germany)

7. Requirements for travelers from other areas

8. Announcement of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on the Order of Temporary Closure of Premises (No.2)

9. Announcement of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on the Order of Temporary Closure of Premises (No.3)

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