11 July 2024

With the help of a mobile laboratory from the Palace, Thai public health officials have been conducting random COVID-19 tests on Thais and migrant workers from Myanmar in the Mae Sot district of Tak province for the second consecutive day.

Officials say that they expect to test about 3,000 people today, after about 4,000 were tested yesterday, following the discovery that three truck drivers were found to be infected after their return to Myanmar from Mae Sot.

Meanwhile, the CCSA today reported two new COVID-19 cases, both Thai returnees from abroad in state quarantine.

One is a 22-year old, working as a hotel employee in the US, and the other is a 52-year old woman, returning from Sweden.

Three new recoveries were also reported today.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,643, with 3,457 recoveries. 127 others are still being treated in hospitals and the country’s death toll remains 59.