No new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand today 

People walk in front of a child playing music on her electric keyboard in central Bangkok on July 24, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand is free of new COVID-19 infections today, while three more people have recovered.

According to the CCSA, cumulative infections remain at 3,411 whereas total recoveries have risen to 3,252 with 58 fatalities so far.  101 others are still being treated in hospital.

A second wave of COVID-19 infections is, however, surging in Myanmar, especially in Rakhine state, prompting neighboring Thailand to tighten its western border security, to prevent people from Myanmar crossing the mostly porous border into Thailand.

In Myanmar’s Tha Chilek Township, opposite Mae Sai district of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, Myanmar officials have shut down all schools and entertainment venues, but have not yet imposed a curfew.  Otherwise, life there carries on as normal.

Maj-Gen Thanadphol Kosaisevi, commander of the Pa Muang Task Force, held a meeting yesterday, with the district chiefs of Mae Sai, Mae Chan, Mae Fah Luang and Chiang Saen, to discuss border security enhancement.

Troop reinforcements have been deployed, especially along the Sai River and at all border crossings, from Tambon Mae Sai to Tambon Koh Chang in Mae Sai district, where 14 illegal border crossings have been recorded since March 26th.

Thais in the area have also been asked to report any strangers to their local officials.

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