And in my opinion, very well deserved. Trump, are you listening?
Also, in my opinion, one area where Thailand has not done a good job is the government's failure in helping people who have lost their jobs and have no money. Unless I am missing something, the government is doing virtually nothing of any real significance to help them.
Thailand to be star player in Covid success story
by Apinya Wipatayotin
23 Jul 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen Thailand and New Zealand for a film documentary on successful models for handling and curbing Covid-19.
The National Institute of Health's Department of Medical Science director Ballang Uppapong shared the news on Facebook.
A WHO official in Thailand confirmed to the Bangkok Post on Wednesday the documentary is in production.
No more details of the project have been revealed.
Dr Ballang shared part of the conversation while the documentary was being shot at his office.
"Question: How many labs are able to test for Covid-19 and why is it important to be able to have such a large capacity?
Answer: Director-General of Department of Medical Sciences has a policy 'one lab, one province, one-day reporting'. Today, there are 207 laboratories in total across the country," he wrote.
The confirmed cases will be isolated immediately to reduce the mortality risk.
The contacts will be identified, traced and quarantined, and monitored for 14 days, he added.
Meanwhile, Thira Woratanarat, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, voiced his concern on Facebook that the country was at high risk of a second wave of Covid-19 due to the government's policy to open up to foreign visitors.
"We are now facing a higher risk of catching deadly virus infections at a time when restrictions are being unlocked," Dr Thira said.
"The lesson learned from abroad shows the outbreak is usually found two to six weeks after that."
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... cess-story
World Health Organization applauds Thailand for Covid-19 performance, seminars and documentary coming
By Adam Judd
Thursday, 23 July 2020
The World Health Organization, (WHO) has given generous feedback to the performance of Thailand (along with New Zealand) for their performance in regards to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Thailand has not had a single confirmed locally spread case of Covid-19 in roughly two months and nearly all internal restrictions and Covid-19 related measures shutting business and events are removed. Domestic tourism has shown signs of recovery, according to the Thai Tourism Authority. A ban on public gatherings is being removed from the Emergency Decree in August that the government is using to control the process around the virus.
Tanarak Plipat, deputy director-general of the Disease Control Department, along with other government officials, have been involved in a nearly week long event this week primarily online. The event, in coordination with the WHO, is meant to help other countries control, suppress and possibly even eliminate the virus. Thailand has been a keynote speaker in this conference.
More so, as associated press reported earlier today, a documentary is coming from the WHO focused on Thailand and New Zealand and how they properly controlled the virus, in the opinion of the WHO.
Critics online, however, stated that the documentary is one sided and not focused on economic recovery which some believe due to the strict rules and regulations being used will cause more problems down the road. Additionally, some critics asked why Taiwan was not chosen for the documentary, one of the first countries to properly control and eliminate the virus and claimed that Taiwan not being included was politically motivated due to ongoing turmoil with China.
Thailand will be helping the World Health Organization come up with guidelines designed to help for potential future pandemics and how to respond properly, according to Tanarak.
https://thepattayanews.com/2020/07/23/w ... ry-coming/
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