BANGKOK, Mar 4 (NNN-TNA) – Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, yesterday, delivered new measures to his government, to fight against C0VID-19 outbreak.
Government spokesperson, Narumon Pinyosinwat, said, officials have to suspend or postpone overseas trips, in countries and regions where the virus is spreading, and those being monitored by the Public Health Ministry. If they cannot cancel the trips, they need permission from their heads or related agencies to go on the trips.
State employees who returned to Thailand from countries and regions at risk, or have transited these places, or suspected to have contracted the virus, can work at home for 14 days to observe their condition.
An information centre will be set up at Thai Government House, to integrate information from all agencies and receive feedback, as well as, provide the right information to the public, regarding COVID-19.
The Commerce Ministry must prevent hoarding of products, such as gels and masks.
Transport agencies and local administrative bodies must strictly screen passengers at key areas, such as, airports, train stations and bus stations.
The Ministries of Labour and Foreign Affairs, have to closely monitor Thais living in the countries and regions hit by the virus.
The Interior and Defence ministries will prepare locations for quarantine and observe condition of people who have returned to Thailand or those who are suspected of having been infected.
And finally, state agencies will have to seek cooperation of private companies, to avoid or postpone activities that will see a mass gathering of people, which might expose them to the risk of virus infection.
The Thai government escalated the COVID-19 outbreak as an emergency, after it was declared as a dangerous communicable disease on Feb 24.– NNN-TNA