Natapanu Nopakun, the Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has applauded the concerted fight against Covid-19 made by many including the German and Swiss food donors on the island of Koh Samui.
Natapanu reiterated that Covid-19 knows no boundaries and affects everyone worldwide regardless of race or nationality, emphasising the need for unity by all residing in Thailand.
Additionally, he reaffirmed the need for social distancing on public transportation and in public areas with the second rollout of the lockdown.
Islands such as Koh Samui are heavily reliant on the tourism and hospitality industry, and many Thais and non-Thai residents of the island want to help provide for those in need.
There has been a great outpouring of volunteers and groups in an ongoing effort made up of food providers and those helping to fund purchases along with and volunteers that organise, transport and facilitate distribution.