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Covid-19 cases likely to rise sharply due to holiday travel: Chula lecturer


The number of Covid-19 cases in Thailand is expected to rise sharply at the end of this week due to people travelling during the New Year holidays, Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine lecturer Thira Woratanarat said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

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He pointed out that everyone could be at risk of contacting Covid-19 and not just those who visited risky areas.

Thira advised people who travelled during the holidays to see a doctor immediately if they experience any symptoms related to the dreaded virus.

He said it would be hard for the government to curb the spread of Covid-19 as soon as possible because it was not strict enough in restricting people from travelling, while there are many daily activities which would cause the virus to spread.

“For a short-term solution, it would be great if people could report their symptoms via a smartphone application as this would help the government monitor the situation and test people in risky areas,” he suggested.

Thira also advised people who have to go outside to strictly abide by rules and measures to prevent Covid-19 from spreading further.

Published : January 07, 2021

By : The Nation