Our member Baker McKenzie has in their latest Legal Update been so kind to inform us that the National Communicable Disease Committee of Thailand has on the 24 February 2020 declared the Corona Virus (now officially named COVID-19) as a dangerous communicable disease.

Once COVID-19 has been listed  as a dangerous communicable disease, precautionary protocols to deal with the COVID-19 will be supplemented by legal measures.

As such, many companies and individuals (e.g. the owner or person in charge of a house, a business facility or any place of business) would have to comply with legal obligations under the Notification of the MOPH regarding Criteria and Procedures for Notification in the Event of the Occurrence of a Dangerous Communicable Disease, a Communicable Disease under Surveillance, or an Epidemic. These obligations include the requirement for the owners and persons in charge of the premises to notify a communicable disease control officer within three hours of finding an infected person on their premises.

The latest Situation Report from WHO can be downloaded from their site here. The COVID-19 sitreps are published on a daily basis by the World Health Organisation (WHO).