Poll: Most Thais ready to wear face mask at home


Easy does it: Medics carrying an elderly Covid-19 patient into the back of a police car as he is taken away for additional medical care in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood in Bangkok. — AFP

The Health Department revealed recently that only 20% of Thai people wore face masks at home, while 75% were concerned about infection among family members.

This information was based on the Anamai Event Poll, conducted between July 19 to 28 with 1,324 samples.

The poll also pointed out that 67% of people in 13 red provinces would be amenable to follow the department’s advice if it campaigned for them to wear masks at home for 14 days.

In addition, 84% of locals in other provinces agreed to the same idea.

The Covid-19 situation continued to aggravate in Thailand with an all-time high of 18,912 new cases and 178 deaths over a 24-hour period, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said yesterday.

Meanwhile, A pub cluster in Samui has left 40 more people infected with Covid-19, Koh Samui Hospital said on Friday.

The hospital director, Dr Veerasak Lorthongkham, said that 99 cases had been found in three days from this cluster.

Most of the patients were asymptomatic and in the younger age group.

Recently, an eight-year-old child was infected from his teacher who had visited the pub. — The Nation/ANN

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