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All Bangkok adults to be vaccinated by August: NSC


All 6 million adult residents of Bangkok should be vaccinated by the end of August, National Security Council chief General Nattaphon Narkphanit said on Thursday.

Nattaphon cited the government’s plan to vaccinate 50 million people by the end of the year, a span of only eight months.

This meant 60,000 people per day would have to be jabbed in Bangkok from May to August, he added. Officials were preparing vaccination sites in 50 districts across the capital to meet that goal, Nattaphon said.

Bangkok is in the dark-red zone (maximum restriction) that has been prioritised for vaccinations.

“The PM has ordered the Public Health Minister to hasten vaccine procurement and jab as many people as soon as possible. Many vaccine doses will arrive by the end of May and be quickly administered in the dark-red zone,” said Nattaphon.

Published : May 06, 2021

By : The Nation