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Thai volunteers step up as Covid-19 Delta cases send hospitals to ‘point of collapse’

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Thanapon Songput, a worker at the non-profit Mirror Foundation, has been arranging to provide oxygen tanks for Covid-19 patients around Thailand’s capital in the past month.The group allocates up to 90 tanks for about 15 patients a day, but the overwhelming demand has rendered its efforts almost futile.Thanapon said one patient died as she called to plead for help from the foundation.“We could never work fast enough. We asked her to wait, but it was too late,” he said.As Bangkok reels from…

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