Thai PM orders authorities to prepare Covid-19 field hospitals after UK variant spreads to country

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The Thai prime minister has ordered officials to prepare Covid-19 field hospitals in Bangkok after the UK strain was detected in the country, and dozens of lawmakers had to self-isolate after being exposed to the virus.

PM Prayuth Chan-ocha made the declaration on Wednesday as the state escalated its efforts to try to contain the fast-spreading UK variant, known as the B.1.1.7 strain, following its first recorded domestic transmission of the mutation.

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