Attapon Cheepsattayakorn1,2*, Ruangrong Cheepsattayakorn3 and Porntep Siriwanarangsun1
1Faculty of Medicine, Western University, Pathumtani Province, Thailand
210th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
*Corresponding Author: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn, 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Received: January 23, 2021 ; Published: January 30, 2021
Thailand had largely controlled the COVID-19 by mid-2020 with a successful story. A new wave of COVID-19 outbreak was identified in Samut Sakhon, a province at the south of Bangkok, Thailand in December 2020. Thailand confirmed 315 new COVID-19 cases, the majority of which were local transmission, contributing its total cases to 7,694 cases and 64 deaths since its first reported case last January 2020. Samut Sakhon reported 541 additional cases of COVID-19 on January 4, 2021. The new domestic COVID-19 outbreak was hypothetically associated with illegal border migration from neighbouring Myanmar. The government of Thailand had designed 28 provinces, including Bangkok, as COVID-19 high-risk zones and recommended suspension of some businesses and crowded activities, whereas some ministries and agencies had already issued several new restrictions. Several field or mobile hospitals for admission of the high-risk COVID-19 exposed individuals for quarantine, laboratory testing, and clinical symptom observation had been established in these 28 provinces. The Education Ministry of Thailand had ordered all governmental and private schools and vocational training centers to close down from January 4, 2021 until the end of January 2021.
Citation: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn., et al. “Thailand’s New Wave of COVID-19”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 4.3 (2021): 01.
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