Leadership and Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

Areerat Homprasert


In Thailand, people were affected by the COVID-19 epidemic every day from multiple clusters, increasing the number of cases in the thousands per day and also affecting the economy. Most of the infected were young, between the ages of 20-40. Young infected had mild or no severe symptoms, making them unaware that they were infected, which complicated significantly the spread control. The number of daily cases of COVID-19 soared due to the severity of the virus and its easy spread so quickly which led to a difficult situation in Thailand. Mistakes in solving the problem of the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the economy and society. The number of new cases and deaths was rising, affecting the capacity of Thailand’s public health system beyond its ability to cope and reflecting the inefficiency of the leadership in managing the COVID-19 pandemic situation. This article proposes a guideline for solving this crisis. However, in the recent situation, the people also urged those in charge to expedite the resolution of the COVID-19 crisis to control the pandemic and the death of the people from serious contagious diseases in time, whether it is epidemic control, subsidies for entrepreneurs and people, stimulation of the economy, or recovery of Thailand. These are considered urgent approaches and the keys to effectively solving the COVID-19 pandemic at this time. The goal of this article is to serve as a guideline for leaders to apply it in effectively solving problems with the outbreak of new strains of germs and being ready to deal with various disaster problems that will occur in the future.


Keywords: leadership, management, pandemic, virus, COVID-19.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.62.28

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