The Thai Government has issued a warning that covid-19 can spread within people’s homes after a large number of transmissions were recorded among family members over the past week.
Out of the 495 new cases reported over the past seven days, 144 or almost 30 percent of those cases were from people who came into contact with positive covid-19 patients.
Of those 144 cases, 56 percent occurred between family members, in particular spouses.
These statistics led to some instructions being issued by the government for safe social distancing at home including keeping distance within the house, wearing a mask, and even sitting apart on sofas or on separate sofas.
In a recent poll conducted by the Department of Health, 50 percent of people who stayed at home said they continue to work or see a doctor, 38 percent said they remained indoors, and 12 percent said they were visited by someone.
The same poll also revealed that 84.3 percent of people wash their hands or use alcohol gel, 76.7 percent of people wear a mask, 59.2 percent of people were conscious about touching their faces, and 58.8 percent of people kept social distancing at one or two meters.