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Covid jab the best and only protection, Prayut says


While presiding over the opening of Bangkok’s 9th vaccination station, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told Thais not to worry about the new “Thai variant” of the virus and said everyone should get their jab first.

He was overseeing the opening of the station at Asiatique in the capital’s Bang Kho Laem district on Friday.

Prayut said the government will manage the vaccine rollout on a monthly basis and ensure it is in line with the plan to vaccinate all Thais by December.

“Some adjustment to the vaccine management plan is necessary, but I confirm that all Thais will receive their jab for sure,” he said.

As for rumours that a local company has been trying to sell its own Covid-19 vaccine, he said all firms must comply with the regulations of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation and Food and Drug Administration to import vaccines to Thailand.

 

Britain on Wednesday reported a new Covid-19 variant that reportedly originated from Thailand.

Published : May 28, 2021

By : The Nation