BANGKOK- Thanks to cooperation from all sides, Thailand has reported no new domestic cases of COVID-19 for over a month. The Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, Yang Xin, has praised the country’s response to the pandemic, saying the success can be attributed to effective management and measures taken.
Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has received a second batch of medical supplies and equipment from the Chinese government. The items included 1.3 million protective masks, 70,000 N95 masks, 150,000 COVID-19 test kits and 70,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) suits.
Gen. Prayut thanked the Chinese government for its assistance in helping Thailand limit the spread of COVID-19 and facilitating the purchase of medical supplies. The PM offered his condolences to people affected by the recent flood disaster in China. He expressed confidence that the Chinese government would be able to control the situation.
The Charge d’Affaires praised Thailand’s disease control measures, with the country now free from new domestic cases for more than a month. Despite the COVID-19 situation, both countries will continue with trade and strengthen bilateral ties.
At present, Thailand is China’s 12th largest trading partner. The two countries have agreed to restore their economies once the COVID-19 situation subsides by stimulating bilateral trade, investment and tourism.