Seven new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Passengers attempt to observe social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they ride in a BTS commuter train during rush hour in Bangkok on May 8, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand reported seven new COVID-19 infections today (Friday). All are Thai citizens who are in state quarantine after returning from Pakistan. There were no new fatalities.

 

These new infections bring the cumulative total of confirmed cases in Thailand to 3,025, while recoveries have increased by four to 2,854. The death toll remains at 56, with 115 patients still in hospital.

Meanwhile, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to shorten the night curfew to 11 pm to 4 am, instead of 10 pm to 4 am, effective from this Sunday, coinciding with shopping malls and some other businesses reopening and limited leisure activities resuming.

 

Shopping malls will be able to open from 10 am to 8 pm, in order that their employees can get home before the curfew begins. Restrictions will be eased for more sports activities, but not team games such as football, basketball or volleyball.

Details of the lockdown easing will be formally announced by the CCSA tomorrow (Saturday), according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin.

 

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