Prime Minister Prayut Chan Ocha of Thailand apologized for a “slip” on Tuesday when he took control measures for coronavirus cases in the country.
His words came after two imported cases of COVID-19 had been registered that could have triggered nationwide transmission of the virus. One of them is an Egyptian soldier who was part of a mission in Rayong province.
The second case is a 9-year-old girl, the daughter of a Sudanese diplomat who arrived in Bangkok, the country’s capital, weeks ago, according to the CNA network.
“The main problem at the moment is the situation in Rayong. It should not have happened now, it is a case where the rules have not been complied with and there has been a lack of discipline and respect for society,” General Prayut complained at a press conference, in which he emphasized that the most important thing was to “close these outbreaks”.