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WHO Chooses Thailand as a Model for Handling COVID-19

25 July 2020 (Readers 1143)

Spokesperson of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin thanked the World Health Organization (WHO) for choosing Thailand to produce a film documentary on successful models for handling and curbing COVID-19. Another country chosen for the purpose was New Zealand.

Dr. Taweesin also quoted a report that Thailand came fourth, after Taiwan, Botswana, and South Korea, in doing best in Bloomberg Economics ranking of 75 economies based on confirmed deaths from COVID-19, the level of activity compared with the pre-virus normal, and the policy space available to counter the damage. Coming fifth was China.

According to CCSA, Thailand has gone 60 consecutive days since May without any local transmissions of COVID-19. The eastern province of Rayong has now returned to normal after 14 days without reports of infection. Earlier, there was a fear of the spread of COVID-19 from the visit of an infected Egyptian air force crewmember in this province.

CCSA reported on 25 July that the total number of cumulative COVID-19 infections in Thailand was 3,282, with 3,109 recoveries, and 115 are still in hospital. The number of deaths remained unchanged at 58.

Three returnees, one from Sudan and two from the United States, were found to be infected with the virus. They are now in state quarantine.

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