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State, private sectors step up measures to deal with ongoing Covid-19 outbreak

Feb 26. 2020
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By THE NATION

The scourge of the Covid-19 virus that has hit China and other countries, including Thailand, hard has compelled the Thai government as well private companies to implement precautionary measures with seriousness.

Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University announced on Wednesday (February 26) that it had prohibited its students and personnel from travel abroad.

In the same way, Royal Thai Air Force has informed its officials and staffs on Wednesday to suspend or cancel their trip to hig-risk those countries.

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation on Tuesday (February 25) issued an announcement warning students, professors and other staff under the ministry not to visit high-risk countries.

The National Communicable Disease Committee, under the Public Health Ministry, declared on Monday (February 24) that Covid-19 is a dangerous contagious disease.

The government has operated monitoring operations for Covid-19 patients since the beginning of this year. As of Wednesday, there have been 40 cases of infections and 21 people had recovered and returned home.

Meanwhile, PTT has ordered employees suspected of having contracted the infection to stop working for 14 days, and sterilised places they had previously visited.

PTT has run screening measures in suspected cases at its Energy Complex Building.

Likewise, Central Pattana has operated screening operations in some of its Central department store branches, checking the health of staffs, of the branches and of the rental stores.

Also, it has ordered all staff to wear medical masks and gloves, and sterilised touch points in 33 branches of the department stores.

MBK Center department store managing director, Sompol Chavalvechakul held a meeting recently to find out measures to help those stores affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

“The proposal for rent reduction was proposed to the MBK committee, and remedial measures would be decided by March 15, or as soon as possible,” he added.

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