Written by Dr. Prachyapan Petchuay, Dean of Walailak University School of Medicine
I remember the early stage of COVID-19. We were celebrating the New Year. We were aware of the disease outbreak in China but because the confirmed cases in Thailand were less than 50, the atmosphere was still relaxed. People in Nakhon Si Thammarat were gathering in the shopping malls and markets. We still went to concerts, enjoyed sports events, and attended art exhibitions. We believed that it wouldn't reach us here.