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Impressive battle against COVID-19 result of decades-long efforts
It has taken Thailand more than 50 years to develop the healthcare system whose strengths shone out in the global fight against COVID-19.
Thailand won praise from all sides, including the World Health Organisation, and has just been ranked second in the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI), which measured 184 countries’ effectiveness in dealing with the pandemic.
“It’s not just luck that won our country such a high ranking,” said Public Health Ministry deputy permanent secretary Dr Supakit Sirilak. “This was the result of Thai efforts over half a century to lay down clear guidelines and then strengthen its primary healthcare.”
As of June 19, no new COVID-19 domestic cases had been detected in Thailand for 25 consecutive days. Meanwhile there has been no addition to the death toll of 58 since June 2. Of the 3,146 people who contracted the new coronavirus, only 80 are still in hospital.
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Thai airport re-opens for first time since Covid-19 lockdown started
Footage shows Ranong Airport in southern Thailand which re-opened this week following three months of coronavirus closure.
The facility was closed towards the end of March when Covid-19 was reaching its peak in Thailand and officials closed the borders.