Thailand still at risk of second COVID-19 wave

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The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa.
The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa.

The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, has expressed his opinion that Thailand is susceptible to a second wave of COVID-19 infection, due to the persisting pandemic internationally, calling on all to work together to safeguard against the disease.


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Prof. Dr. Prasit revealed statistics on COVID-19 globally, indicating the infection is still spreading and adding that many countries are already facing a second wave. While acknowledging that Thailand has not seen a new infection in over 50 days, he asserted that it does not mean the country is free of the disease.



Because of the recent cases of an Egyptian soldier with the virus traveling through Rayong province, and the Sudanese ambassador’s child, the dean urged stricter measures concerning those entering the nation, especially those coming illegally. Nonetheless, the doctor voiced confidence in the Thai peoples’ discipline and ability to maintain good practices, such as mask wearing, social distancing and registering with the Thai Chana platform.