The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has advised people to follow COVID-19 prevention measures with care, while travelling during holidays.
Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, Director of the Division of General Communicable, DDC, said today a large number of people are traveling during the present long weekend from November 19-22 and some places can get crowded, such as temples or stores. He has, therefore, asked them to protect themselves by always wearing a face mask in public places, maintaining a social distance as much as possible and frequently washing their hands. If it is not possible to keep a distance from others, they are advised to avoid talking to one another and being in crowded places and register on the Thai Chana application every time they enter or exit a place. Those who are ill are advised to stay home until they have recovered so as not to transmit disease to others.
Visiting a cold place can easily lead to catching a cold. However, the symptoms of a cold and COVID-19 are often similar. Therefore, after returning from a trip, families must monitor themselves and those around them. Those who have a fever, a cough, a sore throat, respiratory symptoms, fatigue or loss of smell and taste are urged to seek medical attention immediately.