In Jul-Sep 2022, Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) countries reported 29 655 malaria cases.
Cambodia reported 1085 cases, a 3% decrease compared to the same time period in 2021. P. falciparum + mixed cases and P. vivax constituted 12% and 86% of cases, respectively.
China (Yunnan Province)
Yunnan reported 35 P. vivax cases. Among those, no indigenous cases were reported.
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lao People’s Democratic Republic reported 668 cases, a 47% decrease compared to the same time period in 2021. P. falciparum + mixed cases and P. vivax constituted 26% and 74% of cases respectively.
Myanmar reported 24166 cases of which 16% were P. falciparum + mixed cases and 84% were P. vivax. It should be noted that only partial data was available for Myanmar during this period.
Thailand reported 3513 cases, a 290% increase compared to the same time period in 2021. P. falciparum + mixed cases and P. vivax constituted 3% and 96% of cases, respectively.
Viet Nam reported 188 cases, 141% increase compared to the same time period in 2021. P. falciparum + mixed cases and P. vivax constituted 76% and 24% of cases, respectively.
Source: World Health Organization
Thailand to offer voluntary coronavirus vaccinations for foreign tourists
Thai authorities plan to offer foreign tourists fee-based vaccinations against coronavirus, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of Thailand Anutin Charnvirakul said at a relevant committee meeting, Trend reports citing TASS.
Voluntary vaccination of foreigners against the coronavirus “for an appropriate fee” will be performed in several medical institutions in Bangkok and in Chiang Mai, Phuket, and in the Chonburi Province, the official said. “Vaccines will be procured by the government of the Kingdom,” Charnvirakul noted.
“Providing the vaccine to foreign tourists will not affect its availability for Thai citizens,” he noted.
At the same time, the Ministry of Public Health did not detail the timeframe for implementation of the initiative, the immunization fee or the vaccines intended to be used.
On October 1, 2022, Thailand lifted all entry restrictions as well as the state of emergency which was introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic and the tourism sector began to recover more actively.
Source: TREND News Agency