Covid-19 spokesman possibly infected

23-Jan-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration is himself at risk of having been infected with the disease.

When he gives the daily televised briefing at government House, CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin is normally accompanied by a commentator for the National Broadcasting Service of Thailand (NBT) TV channel.

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin starts the daily Covid-19 update at Government House in Bangkok on Friday, and announces he himself has been put at risk of infection, albeit a low risk. (Screenshot from the briefing programme)

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin starts the daily Covid-19 update at Government House in Bangkok on Friday, and announces he himself has been put at risk of infection, albeit a low risk. (Screenshot from the briefing programme)

On Friday, he appeared alone.

Dr Taweesilp said the commentator had been ruled at high risk of infection after a male news anchor at the same TV station was confirmed infected with Covid-19.

All NBT staff were being tested, including the absent commentator.

The CCSA spokesman said he had been in contact with the commentator, and was deemed at low risk of infection.

He would be tested for Covid-19 after the briefing at government House, and would quarantine himself afterwards.

“Covid-19 is a disease that will co-exist with us. Everyone, including me, is at risk.

“So we must protect ourselves well. Whenever you meet anybody, please keep it in mind that they may be infected,” Dr Taweesilp said.

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