Workers issue call for shots
A group of workers gathered on Tuesday to submit a letter asking the government to procure Covid-19 vaccines for them without them having to go through the registration process, as they are an at-risk group that could easily be exposed to the novel coronavirus.
At Government House, the group of workers, who were dressed in housemaid outfits, delivery service outfits and masseurs, conducted a symbolic activity by cleaning the area to ensure the government noticed the importance of housemaids as they must interact with many people daily.
They also submitted the letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha through Prateep Keeratirekha, the PM's deputy secretary on political affairs and a committee member of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
The letter asked the government to allow them to have direct and unconditional access to vaccines without having to pay and for the government to cover the costs of all their doses.
As they work in occupations involving interaction with people, they also demanded the government procure Covid-19 vaccines with high efficacy to curb transmissions, as well as to help them to achieve herd immunity in order to return to work normally.
They also demanded the government waive their medical expenses and help them access treatment quickly, and provide job-loss compensation without any proof of their current situation.