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How biosafety units have helped


Covid-19 has infected and killed millions of people across the world since it emerged in Wuhan, China in 2019.

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Thailand, however, has been able to deal with the outbreak effectively thanks to biosafety mobile units granted to the government by Their Majesties.
The 20 biosafety mobile units have been effectively used to check people in high-risk areas.
The units were invented by Dr Vip Viprasit from Mahidol University’s Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital. He spent Bt2 million to produce the prototype, before presenting it to His Majesty.
The prototype was tested in collaboration with the Department of Disease Control before Their Majesties provided funds to build another 19 units.
These units have been providing Covid-19 tests free of charge for everybody, even migrant workers.
Thailand received the first shipment of the Covid-19 vaccine, as the pandemic appears to be slowing down in the rest of the world.
Vip says people should continue wearing facemasks while in public places, wash their hands regularly and practice social distancing.
He also said the business sector will take at least five years to return to pre-Covid levels.

Published : February 26, 2021

By : The Nation