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BANGKOK, June 13 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The Covid-19 pandemic is coming to an end thanks to cooperation between different sectors, including the public, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health announced on Sunday.

The Covid-19 crisis over the past two years is the world’s worst health crisis in 100 years, impacting people’s health, quality of life, as well as the economy and society as a whole, said the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit. .

He added that Thailand has entered the latter part of the pandemic and should soon be able to declare the disease endemic.

“It was achieved through cooperation, especially from the public,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Rungruang Kitphati, head of the Health Technical Office, said the ministry was preparing to declare Covid-19 endemic.

Meanwhile, a network called “Khon Kaen People will not Leave Others Behind” has submitted documents detailing its Covid-related efforts to the National Archives of Public Health for record keeping.

This network had set up community kitchens across the province to distribute free food to those affected. It was funded by donations from the general public.

Rungruang said the documents will serve as good reference material to study if a similar pandemic emerges in the future.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Monday June 13 that in the past 24 hours, 1,801 new patients tested positive for Covid-19.

The death toll rose by 15, while 2,330 patients were cured and allowed to leave hospitals.

Cumulative cases in the country since January 1, 2022 stand at 2,263,229.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 4,486,664 – of which 4,434,529 have recovered, 21,786 are still hospitalized and 30,349 have died.

Separately, a further 2,950 people received their first Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, 5,615 their second vaccine and 28,071 a booster, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered nationwide to 138 697,935.

According to Worldometer, confirmed cases worldwide had risen to 540.56 million on Monday, of which 515.86 million have recovered, 18.37 million are active cases (36,139 in serious condition) and 6.33 million have died. (up 540).

Thailand ranks 25th in the global list of most cases, which is led by the United States with 87.32 million, followed by India with 43.23 million, Brazil with 31.46 million, France with 29.85 million and Germany with 26.85 million. – The Nation Thailand/ANN