Thailand records 15 new COVID-19 cases in quarantine
Fifteen new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in state quarantine, including six Thai soldiers returning from South Sudan, have been recorded in Thailand today, according to the CCSA.
In addition to the soldiers, Thai returnees from Myanmar, Hong Kong and the US were found to be infected while in state quarantine in Tak province and in Bangkok.
Two new infections are Indian nationals, currently in hotel or hospital based quarantine in Bangkok. Two Americans, aged 21 and 40, a Bangladeshi doctor and a Bangladeshi student have also tested positive.
Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,615, including 677 imported cases and 2,445 locally transmitted cases. 3,391 people have recovered from the virus and 165 are still being treated in hospital.
In Mae Sai district, of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, Deputy Governor Kritpetch Petraburanin today called a meeting with officials of the Provincial Disease Control Centre, and other public and private agencies, to discuss the current COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar, especially in Shan state, adjacent to Thailand’s Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces.
Thirty-two new infections have been recorded in Shan state, among a total of 1,252 new cases in a single day yesterday. Cumulative infections in Myanmar, to date, are 20,044 with 471 fatalities.
With the exception of the permanent border checkpoints, which are still open for cargo transport only, all border crossings have been closed. In Mae Sai district, only the permanent border checkpoint at the second bridge across the Moei River, opposite Myanmar’s Thachilek Township, remains open.