Thailand may be facing Covid-19 pandemic situation for up to one more year if things don’t improve, Medical Services Department chief estimates

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Thailand’s Covid-19 domestic outbreak situation may last for about 1-3 months or even up to one year, the Director-General of the Department of Medical Services estimated.

Medical Services Department chief Somsak Ankasil personally stated in footage to thank medical officials in the country on Tuesday, July 20th, that Thailand may be suffering from the covid outbreak for another 1-3 months, depending on many factors. However, he also said that if obstacles and problems continued, the pandemic could even last up to another year, already having gone on 18 months.

The country must also receive assistance from all sectors in order to battle the crisis, including Thai government policies that potentially and proactively reduce the number of infections and control the spread of the virus.

Cooperation from people in the country is also crucial in terms of Covid-19 measures like social distancing, mask-wearing, and obeying restrictions. However, it would be more difficult to demand any cooperation from the people since they are already tired and many people are growing discontent, he stated.

“The Department of Medical Services always prioritized every citizen in the country. Even if we are already tired of dealing with the pandemic situation, all of us, 18,000 people, would collaboratively work to help Thai people get through this together within 1-3 months. It may continue for another half year or 1 year, but we must go through this together,” Dr. Somsak concluded.

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