Covid panel floats company isolation plan


THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) smaller panel has come up with the  idea to implement company isolation to reduce coronavirus infection at the workplace with this to apply to those firms that are ready for it, TV Channel 7 said today (August 18).

CCSA’s assistant spokeswoman Dr Apisamai Srirangsan said with it now being necessary to accelerate the search for infection and reduce the rate of death and serious illness, a company isolation plan might help with this to be similar to community isolation.

The management of companies that have infected workers would be required to provide accomodation for them if this idea is approved. It is important that the community in which the accommodation is located accepts this arrangement.

There would also be a need for an infectious waste management system but there are hospitals that will support companies in handling this.

Companies that are ready would be required to prepare this arrangement before any of their workers catch Covid.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said in a Facebook post that there are now signs that daily infection rate, while still over 20,000, is slowing down with total daily recoveries also higher than the number who fall sick.

However he added that he is concerned about fatalities even though Thailand’s death toll is below the global average. 

Even so, there are days that the total of deaths is high while no one wants to see a single person die. 

The Public Health Ministry has said that if the lockdown is more efficiently implemented it would reduce the number of cases and deaths, he said.

The CCSA has now decided to extend the lockdown to the end of this month and if this is better controlled then the country may pass the peak of infection by the month’s end and begin to see continuous decline from September onwards, Gen. Prayut added.


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