110 new COVID-19 cases recorded today in Thailand, with 60 linked to Samut Sakhon
Thailand recorded 110 new COVID-19 cases today, including 94 locally acquired infections and 16 arrivals from abroad in state quarantine.
The CCSA’s Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said that, of the 94 locally-acquired cases, 64 are Thais and the rest migrant workers from Myanmar, adding that 60 cases are linked to Samut Sakhon and the contagion has, so far, spread to 33 other provinces.
Among the new infections, six are in Bangkok and they are all related to Samut Sakhon, bringing total cases in the capital to 40, with 27 others still under investigation.
Four additional cases in Rayong and Nakhon Nayok are awaiting confirmation by health officials.
He also said that six Government House officials, who tested positive in rapid response tests, have been cleared of the virus after they underwent RT-PCR tests for confirmation.
Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 6,020, with 4,152 recoveries.
The Nonthaburi provincial administration has ordered the temporary closure of Wat Boromracha Kanchanapisek-anusorn,or Wat Leng Noei Yee 2, until January 8th after two Myanmar cooks were found to be infected. All 113 monks and workers have been confined to the temple for 14 days.
Public assemblies or gatherings for activities deemed to be inciting public unrest, in areas designated as being at high risk of spreading COVID-19, are banned under regulations issued by the prime minister under powers in the Emergency Act.
Under the regulations, published in the Royal Gazette on Friday, Bangkok’s and other provincial governors have the authority, vested in them by the Communicable Disease Act, to ban the use of, entry to or order temporary closure of any area deemed to be at risk of spreading the virus.