No reason to panic, PM says, as people stock up on supplies

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said that there was no need for people to panic and store food supplies amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

He said the government was launching new measures to handle the situation if the virus situation entered the third phase.

The Ministry of Commerce has been ordered to increase face mask production and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is preparing to receive Thais in other countries to facilitate their return to Thailand.

The government also was considering closing entertainment venues and sport stadiums.

He added that the government was not slow in dealing with the situation but the ministers had to think about the consequences before taking action.

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