Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Thai Ministry of Public Health has clarified that all events can be held, but with well managed protection measures in place.

Doctor Opas Karnkawinpong, Director-General of the Department of Disease Control, assured that all new year events can still be held, but the organizers must first ask for a permission and apply stringent measures in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

All event attendees must register via the ThaiChana app and be screened before getting into the event. Hand sanitizers must be placed all over the area.

Meanwhile, Doctor Suwanchai Wattnayingcharoenchai, director of the Department of Health, discussed appropriate measures for stores, restaurants, educational institute and other crowded places during New Year holidays with operators and experts.

The measures include wearing a face mask at all times, screening at entrances, practicing social distancing, and frequent cleaning of commonly touched areas./.