Avoid sex to stay COVID-safe: Thai health officials

Stay chaste, lovebirds: Thai health officials are encouraging everyone to avoid having sex to prevent COVID-19 infections. 

Director of Reproductive Health Office Peerayuth Sanukul on Wednesday said that having sex with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting a test result could pose health risks and contribute to the spread of COVID-19 infections. 

He went on to urge everyone to refrain from doing the deed until they can be assured their sex partner his COVID-free.

Peerayuth also urged people to not engage in intercourse with strangers in order to reduce the risk of getting infected. With COVID-19, that is.

In other news, Thailand’s birth rate last year dropped below 600,000 for the first time, a record low that took the country’s total fertility rate (birth per woman) down to 1.51, which is “extremely low,” according to Kamthorn Pruksananonda of Reproductive Medicine Unit at Chulalongkorn University.

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