70% of people in Bangkok now fully vaccinated

Seventy percent of the population in Bangkok — 5.43 million people — have so far received a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

Deputy Bangkok governor Sophon Phisutthiwong said on Tuesday that Bangkok was ready to reopen in line with the government’s policy to admit fully vaccinated foreign tourists next month.  

Pol Lt Gen Sophon spoke during a meeting with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation via a teleconference.

As of Oct 18, a total of 8.13 million people in Bangkok have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

He said 5.43 million people, or 70.63% in the capital have also received a second shot to date.  It was expected that 80% of the population would receive the second dose by Oct 30.

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