Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took it upon himself to command the CCSA so that all government agencies can work together,” Anutin said. Kiattiphum said the ministry would have to adjust its operation plan accordingly that will be enforced until December. As part of the new operation plan, the ministry will ensure that Covid medicine will be accessible from drug stores but require prescription by doctors. Kiattiphum said the committee had also decided to change the treatment and surveillance period of Covid patients from seven days for treatment and three days for surveillance to five days for treatment and five days for surveillance. The permanent secretary said the antiviral Molnupiravir drug will be the main medicine for Covid treatment and the ministry is certain the drug would be adequate.
Source: The Nation Bangkok August 16, 2022 19:28 UTC