The Thai government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) provided updates regarding usage of the ThaiChana tracking platform and the results of a public opinion survey in their daily briefing.
Spokesman for the CCSA, Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, said that the use of the ThaiChana check-in application had been steadily decreasing over recent days.
According to the data presented by the CCSA, failure to use the platform designed to facilitate disease investigation occurred at 46.9 percent of wet markets, 17.1 percent of department stores, and 15.4 percent of shops located inside malls.
Dr. Visanuyothin also presented results of a survey designed to examine how the general public feels about a range of issues and whether they are continuing to exercise caution to prevent the spread of covid-19.
More than 400,000 people responded to the survey from across Thailand. Of those, 80.7 percent of people said they remained serious about self-protection concerning the coronavirus.
This represents a drop of almost 5 percent from the previous survey, where 85.3 percent of respondents said they were serious about preventing the spread of covid-19.
Participants were also asked both Thai and foreign arrivals into the country. 44.5 percent of those who responded said they support the return of Thai citizens via repatriation flights.
When considering the planned “travel bubbles” scheme, 45.2 percent said they disagreed with the idea. In regards to international tourism in general, 69.2 percent said they oppose international tourism at this time.
Those surveyed were also questioned about the government’s potential to stop or control a second wave of covid-19 hitting Thailand. Only 40.5 percent of people questioned said they were confident in the government to manage a second wave of the virus.
In addition to revealing the statistics about the ThaiChana check-ins and survey results, Dr. Visanuyothin confirmed that medical and wellness tourism had been given the government’s green light.
He continued by explaining that visitors who come for medical treatments could help stimulate the economy as they are free to travel the country once they have completed the 14-day mandatory quarantine in their chosen facility.
He said he expects around 2,000 foreigners to arrive between now and September for medical treatment.