The head of the World Health Organization, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, has praised Thailand for it’s handling of the COVID virus. Although Thailand has a population of 70 million it has reported less than 4000 coronavirus cases and just 60 deaths from the pandemic. What has contributed to this success? Investing in its public health infrastructure, over a million village health volunteers, and learning from lessons in the past with experiences such as SARS in 2003.

” Thailand is an excellent example that, with a whole-of-government, whole-of-society, comprehensive approach, this virus can be contained — even without a vaccine. “

World Health Organization,  WHO website

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