Published: May 23, 2022
Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) has set up a Public Health Emergency Centre to monitor the global spread of monkeypox and tighten monitoring at its border. The disease has so far spread to 15 countries, with more than 100 confirmed cases.
Published: Apr 20, 2022
The Department of Disease Control (DDC) will ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to further ease up on the Test & Go scheme for foreign arrivals by changing the mandatory RT-PCR test upon arrival to an ATK test.
Published: Feb 08, 2022
Two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine can boost the recipient’s immunity against the virus by 65 per cent and reduce the chance of developing severe symptoms or death by 88 per cent, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said on Monday.
Published: Dec 15, 2021
The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is continuing to follow the Omicron situation closely after the first death related to the new Covid-19 variant was reported in the United Kingdom, DDC Epidemiology Bureau chief Dr Jakrat Phittayawong-anon said on Tuesday.
Published: Dec 03, 2021
The 252 tourists from southern African countries, who entered Thailand between November 27 and 30, are fully vaccinated and are at low risk of transmitting the Omicron variant, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said on Thursday.
Published: Sep 24, 2021
A meeting of the National Communicable Disease Committee on Thursday approved the reduction of quarantine requirement for foreign visitors from 14 days to 7, 10 or 14 days depending on the country and other conditions, said Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control (DDC).