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Thailand to be star player in COVID success story doco

Thailand to be star player in COVID success story doco

THAILAND: The World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen Thailand and New Zealand for a film documentary on successful models for handling and curbing COVID-19.

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 23 July 2020, 09:49AM


A film crew at the National Institute of Health. The institute director has announced the World Health Organisation is making a documentary about the success of Thailand and New Zealand in containing COVID-19. Photo: Jackky Ball Facebook.

A film crew at the National Institute of Health. The institute director has announced the World Health Organisation is making a documentary about the success of Thailand and New Zealand in containing COVID-19. Photo: Jackky Ball Facebook.

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 yesterday (July 22) 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.

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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.”

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Christy Sweet | 23 July 2020 - 18:57:26

Bad idea  to have the inside of the mask up against a neck that gets exposed to all manner of pathogens, and then put  it back on over the mouth.  I don't  expect  the film crew to know better but staff at NIH  really should.

Kurt | 23 July 2020 - 10:43:01

As the Covid-19 virus is exploding in other parts of the world, international flying is not advisable. That is my opinion. There is light in the tunnel, a few european countries and usa are far with developing  vaccine. Testing on human volunteers takes already place.

 

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