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Virus situation sees encouraging improvement but ‘not statistically satisfactory’


The Covid-19 situation in the country has seen some improvement due to the government’s new measures to tackle the spread of the virus but is “not statistically satisfactory”, Dr Yong Poovorawan, a virologist at Chulalongkorn University, said.

After Covid-19 began spreading, thanks in large part to people contracting the virus after attending Lumpinee Boxing Stadium events, the number of infections has been drastically increasing. Statistically, one infected individual could spread the virus to 2.5 others.
Foreign tourists, especially from Europe and America, and crowded locations were other reasons behind the spread of Covid-19 in Thailand.
Last week, however, the infection rate dropped to one person spreading the disease to 1.5. This is the result of new directives imposed by the government. Still, the number is not considered satisfactory until the rate drops to a 1:1 ratio, Yong pointed out.
He believes the infection rate tomorrow will be lower, but the path to zero new cases still has some way to go.

Published : April 07, 2020

By : The Nation