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Thai health officials given 1 month to flatten 3rd wave of Covid


Thailand has sufficient hospital beds and medical equipment to handle the surge in Covid-19 cases, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced on Friday.

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He said health officials have set a deadline of one month to control Thailand’s third wave of infections, which apparently spread from upscale nightclubs in Bangkok.

Thailand registered a record 1,582 new Covid-19 cases on Friday.

Anutin said the number of new cases would fall quickly now that the government has imposed strict measures including closure orders for entertainment venues. However, health officials must monitor the situation closely in order to prevent new infection clusters, he added.

He also reminded doctors and medical staff that they must remain vigilant, as they are the country’s front-line defence against the epidemic.

Published : April 16, 2021

By : The Nation