Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued 14 urgent measures today (March 3) to handle the Covid-19 situation, government spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat said. They are:
1. State agencies must strictly enforce the Public Health Ministry’s measures and guidelines on the outbreak and, if need be, can also issue their own internal measures.
2. State officials have to suspend or postpone overseas official trips in countries where the virus is spreading and countries being monitored by the Public Health Ministry. If they cannot cancel the trips, they need permission from their heads or related agencies to go on the trips.
3. State employees who have returned to Thailand from countries at risk or have transited these countries or suspected to have contracted the virus can work at home for 14 days to observe their condition; the work at home will not be regarded as taking a leave.