11 July 2024

Three more Thai returnees from Myanmar’s Thachilek Township, in local quarantine facilities in the northern province of Chiang Rai, have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of infections linked to Thachilek to 64, including 55 cases in Chiang Rai, said Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of Disease Control Department, today (Tuesday).

Meanwhile, the CCSA recorded nine new COVID-19 cases among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine today. These include two from the US, two from Switzerland and one each from Ethiopia, the UK, Romania, the Netherlands and Qatar. The CCSA tally does not include the three cases in Chiang Rai province.

Dr. Opas said that the three new infections in Chiang Rai are residents of Bangkok, Ubon Ratchathani and Chon Buri and they do not pose a risk of infection because all of them are isolated in quarantine.

He added that nine patients, in local quarantine in Chiang Rai, have recovered today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 20, with 35 others still in hospitals and 260 still in quarantine.

The director-general assured that there is no virus outbreak in Thailand and festive activities and events can be held, but with prior permission from authorities concerned and in compliance with health safety measures.