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Precaution the key as fighting Covid-19 a marathon battle, says medic

May 30. 2020
Yong Poovorawan
Yong Poovorawan
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By THE NATION

The Covid-19 outbreak would take a long time to be contained, and citizens must be careful when the lockdown is relaxed, especially with the rainy season arriving soon, Dr Yong Poovorawan, an expert virologist, posted on his Facebook page on Saturday (May 30).

The doctor said that numerous people are worried about the Covid-19 risk in the rainy season, as well as the risk of influenza. Moreover, schools across the nation will reopen during the season, and respiratory diseases would spread from big cities to smaller ones.

He urged Thai people to strictly follow the virus prevention measures, especially when the lockdown is being relaxed phase by phase.

“We must not be careless since it is still spreading in several Asian countries, such as India and Bangladesh,” he said.

“As I have mentioned, we are running a marathon, not just a hundred metres sprint competition,” he said. “The relaxion is necessary as a way to get us running to our goal.”

The doctor said that the possibility of a second wave of the virus outbreak depends on people’s collaboration. “The next phase would be more severe than what we have passed through,” he warned.

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