Thailand's universal healthcare system. Nurse monitoring a suspected COVID-19 coronavirus patient at Non Sung District Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat)

Fast spreading of British COVID-19 variant in Thailand

The fast-spreading British variant of Covid-19 is responsible for the latest cluster of infections that have been detected in entertainment venues across Bangkok, a virus expert said on Wednesday.

“We don’t know how it could have been found here given the fact that we have the state quarantine system. If possible, there should not be any travel or movement right now. If that’s not possible, it is highly necessary to have strict measures to control the disease,” Yong Poovorawan, Head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, said on Wednesday at a press conference at the Public Health Ministry.

Full story: Bangkok Post

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