23 May 2024

A six-year old Thai boy, who returned from South Africa with his mother on June 15th, is the single COVID-19 infection reported today by the CCSA.

The asymptomatic boy tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, while he was in state quarantine in Chon Buri province, but the test on his mother on the same day was negative.

The additional case brings the country’s cumulative infections to 3,148, with 3,018 recoveries and 72 others still in hospital. The death toll remains 58.

The CCSA said that there has not been a single locally transmitted infection for 27 days.

Worldwide, total COVID-19 infections have soared to 8,915,863 today, with 4,736,606 recoveries and 466,727 fatalities (5.24%).  54,505 are in severe a condition.

The United States has the most infections, with 2,330,578, followed by Brazil with 1,070,139, Russia’s 576,952 and India’s 411,727 cases.

Thailand is ranked 91st.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sa-nga Ruangwattanakul, President of the Khao Sarn Road Traders Association, who also represents night entertainment business operators, said Sunday that he is optimistic that the venues will be allowed to reopen on July 1st.

Mr. Sa-nga today (Sunday) met with the CCSA’s screening committee, to discuss the easing of controls on more business and leisure activities and the entertainment business operators’ petition to ease restrictions on their activities.

He said that the response from the screening subcommittee was encouraging, as the panel agreed to consider the petition fully.

A representative of entertainment venues in the provinces, however, expressed concern that businesses would need approval from the governors of each province, even if the CCSA decides to ease the current restrictions.