COMING out deny news that he is resigning and stepping down was Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), who in doing so also said he does not know where this news came from, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (July 17, 2020).
However a misunderstanding could have arisen yesterday when he apologized to the public for the second time over the two VIP incidents last week, the Covid-19 infected Egyptian soldier going out shopping in Rayong and a Sudanese diplomat’s daughter staying at a Sukhumvit condominium before being hospitalized.
Dr. Taweesilp said in apologizing he had said he would have to go back and review. He explained that he meant reviewing his work in more detail and also working harder and doing his best.
“This disease is still with us and being a physician on the one hand and a psychiatrist on the other, I have to take care of my mind too. Thank you all for your praise criticism and suggestions, I consider that I have learnt something and used it to perform better so that the public has better health which puts me at ease.
“ My children, wife and family are in Thailand, if I do well it is my family and on one else who benefits.
“Right now we have a battle, and that is this disease, which has spread across the world and we have to control it, it is in our hands, our land and our house is right here. The important role is not just played by the Public Health Ministry but spread to many ministries,” he said.
Top: Dr. Taweesilp addressing today’s press briefing. Thai headline says, “not resigning.” Photo: Sanook.com