Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Five additional COVID-19 cases, all now in hospital after their arrival in Thailand from Saudi Arabia, were recorded in Thailand today.

According to the Public Health Ministry’s COVID-19 Data Centre, the new infections are all Thai students who returned on the same flight from Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Three, aged 21, 23 and 26, had fevers, sore throats and anosmia upon their arrival at Suvarnabhumi international airport. They subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and were then sent to a hospital in Chachoengsao province.

Two others, aged 24 and 26, exhibited symptoms and tested positive for the pathogen, before they were admitted to a hospital in Samut Prakan province.

Cumulative infections in Thailand to date are 3,134, with 2,987 recoveries. With no new COVID-19 related fatalities reported today, the death toll is still 58.  

There has not been a single case of locally-transmitted infection for 19 days. There are still 197 asymptomatic cases in state quarantine and 89 being treated in hospital.

The United States has the highest number of infections, at 2,116,922 cases, with 116,825 fatalities. India has the most infections in Asia, with 309,603 confirmed cases.  

Meanwhile, Interior Permanent Secretary Chatchai Promlert said today that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-0-cha has instructed state agencies to regulate all tourist attractions, to protect the public, as Thailand enters the 4th phase of the relaxation of lockdown restrictions on Monday.

On beaches, for instance, there must be clearly defined areas are for recreation, trading and parking, to avoid congestion.

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