The Thai government has warned that the spread of coronavirus in Thailand is due to a lack of proper social distancing being practiced by citizens.
The virus has been steadily increasing in numbers over the past few days with another 109 cases reported on Saturday, including one death.
Despite Thailand entering a state of emergency, many people are not cooperating with measures to control the spread of covid-19. This has led to the introduction of a curfew in Phuket, with other areas of the country likely to follow if the number of new infections continues to soar.
A spokesperson for the Covid-19 Administration Centre, Dr. Taweeson Visanuyothin, stated that:
“The rising figures show that people still are not cooperating enough, and they have to do more to help with control measures.”
He went on to say that if only 70 percent of the population cooperated with proper social distancing, the numbers will continue to soar. If 80 percent of people cooperated, the numbers would gradually decrease, and if 90 percent of people cooperated, a significant decrease would follow.
He went on to emphasize the need for people to stay at home.
Source: Bangkok Post