The Thai Government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration today announced 15 new coronavirus cases and emphasized that it will be a long time before people can go back to how things were before the outbreak.
The 15 new cases represent a steep decline from yesterday’s 52 new covid-19 cases, but the government remains wary of continuing situation control measures.
Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the spokesperson for the Center, said that measures to fight the virus such as wearing face masks and social distancing will remain in place until at least early next year.
This is in step with the timeline for a potential vaccine to be ready for the general public.
He also said that people cannot go back to the way things were before the pandemic because a lowering of the guard could lead to a new explosion in cases. He said:
“Our two-digit numbers of new cases does not mean the situation is under control. Our months of work will be a wasted effort.”
Of the new cases reported today, four were linked to previously known coronavirus patients, four had no known links, and five were arrivals from overseas. A further two cases were from Yala where aggressive testing has been taking place.
There were no new deaths recorded today, while 47 more patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
Source: Department of Disease Control | Photo: Reuters