The COVID outbreak and a culture of volunteerism in Thailand

Thailand is now at more than 2.1 million COVID-19 cases and 21,000 deaths. Those in need rely on volunteers to fill voids in the response efforts.

Buddhist monks walk down the stairs of a temple that provides free cremation services for COVID-19 victims in the Pathum Thani province of Thailand. The country is again struggling with increasing infection rates and deaths. Many have chosen volunteering as a way to combat the effects of the pandemic instead of waiting for official response from authorities.

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