Thailand “ready for stage 3,” says PM Prayut
There has been an update on COVID-19 cases almost everyday, with the current total standing at 272. With the increasing numbers, the public have expressed concerns about insufficient medical equipment and hospitals for new patients.
However, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed that Thailand is ready for stage 3 of the COVID-19 virus, and that the government will prepare 400 new beds for patients by the end of this week.
Assured that Thailand is ready for the crisis
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On 16th March 2020, PM Prayut announced via national television that the government is prepared and ready in the event the virus reaches stage 3 in Thailand.
He also added that there is no need to panic, overstock on foods and products, or worry about medical shortages.
400 hospital beds will be ready by this week
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On 18th March 2020, Dr. Somsak Akhasilp from the Ministry of Public Health said that there will be more beds prepared in case Thailand enters stage 3.
As reported by Bangkok Post, 400 beds will be set in state hospitals, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration hospitals, university, army and private hospitals in Bangkok.
Dr. Somsak also said that Thailand is not yetstage 3 yet as new cases have not surpassed over 1,000 per day. As a result, the medical system is keeping up to date and is able to effectively support patients that require care and attention.
Even though Thailand hasn’t made any official announcements, the increasing case numbers show that it’s time to get ready and prepare ourselves against the virus.
Keep up with the latest news and take good care of yourself and your family members by following the necessary safety measures, such as washing your hands regularly and avoiding crowded places.
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