HM provides morale boost in virus fight
His Majesty the King has offered moral support to everybody joining efforts to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further in the country, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday.
Gen Prayut said the King praised the government, authorities, health personnel, volunteers, the private sector and the public for their hard work and patience in the national fight against the coronavirus.
The King said he and Her Majesty the Queen stand ready to help to support their work, the prime minister added.
Their Majesties have donated bags of dried food and necessities to more than 120,000 households to alleviate economic hardship during the virus outbreak, said deputy army spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong.
Citing army commander Apirat Kongsompong, she said the supplies including hand sanitiser and fabric masks have been distributed to 120,581 households in 623 communities across Bangkok since April 5.
In the provinces, bags of necessities will be handed over to Somdej Phra Yupparaj hospitals for further distribution to local people, she said.
Col Sirichan said the army chief has ordered all units to strictly follow health guidelines to further prevent the spread of the virus.