Pol.Lt.Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, revealed the case that the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern about the people aged 20 – 40 years old being one of the causes for the spread of New Coronavirus (COVID-19) as many of them have been infected without knowing it and become harmful to the group of high risk people.
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has coordinated with district offices, police officers, and military officers to build the “Thai Chana” guardian teams to continuously inspect and monitor various business establishments and advise them to strictly comply with the preventive measures against COVID-19, especially the vulnerable and high risk groups and places for the spread of COVID-19.
Moreover, the BMA Medical Service Department has beencoordinated with relevant agencies, namely, Department Medical Services of the Ministry of Public Health, 4 Military Hospitals, Private Hospital Association, and Consortium of Thai Medical Schools, to continuously and regularly have discussions and meetings in preparing the countermeasures of COVID-19 outbreak.
Besides, the BMA prescribed strict measures on monitoring, prevention, and control of COVID-19 outbreak situation. BMA affiliated agencies are advocated to organize the “Big Cleaning” activity to clean the office buildings, spray the disinfectants to reduce the spread of COVID-19 every Tuesday at areascommonly touched or used by many people such as escalator handrails, elevator buttons, patient wheelchairs, lavatories, andchairs with the aim to continuously conduct an active surveillance. Also, there are conferences of all 9-core BMA hospitals, under the BMA Emergency Medical Service System,to prepare for the mobility of patients in case of the second-wave of COVID-19 using Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Units to refer the patients to the appropriate hospitals.