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Covid-19 centre receives directives from PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (March 26) issued six guidelines to the Covid-19 centre which is tasked with tackling the virus outbreak, according to its spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin.



Topping the list is the requirement that all parties involved will have to propose action plans in details, while the centre will seek cooperation and input from social sectors to overcome the crisis.

The centre will also follow up results of the emergency decree enforced today and propose remedy measures as well as ensuring sufficient medical supplies.

In addition, the centre will coordinate with experts to educate people on social distancing.

He added that the meeting today did not discuss the issue of curfew.

Today is the first day Thailand comes under a state of emergency, which will last until April 31. Checkpoints are set up in many areas and along many roads nationwide to screen the body temperature of people for signs of Covid-19 infection.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Thailand soared past the 1,000 mark today with 111 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period, said Sujariyakul Anupong, an expert in preventive medicine at the Department of Disease Control, said today(March 26). The total number of cases now stands at 1,045.

Published : March 26, 2020