Thailand records one new COVID-19 infection

A pro-government and pro-monarchy rally demanding the protection of traditional Thai values is reflected in the sunglasses of a demonstrator wearing a Joker mask in downtown Bangkok on July 30, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case today, a Russian national arriving from Russia, who is currently in state quarantine.

According to the CCSA, the new case is a 33-year old woman, who arrived in Thailand on July 20th and entered state quarantine in Bangkok.  She was cleared of the virus in the first test, but the second confirmed her infection, although she remains asymptomatic.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,321, with 3,142 recoveries and 58 deaths. 121 others remain at hospital.

Meanwhile, the Thai Embassy in Tokyo announced today that the Japanese government has agreed to allow selected groups of Thai people to enter Japan. They include short-term visits for business and long-term stayers, those who work in Japan in the “Residence Track” category, which includes business managers, engineers, specialists in humanities, international service providers, highly-skilled professionals, technical intern trainees, specified skilled workers, those in nursing care and those in other designated activities.

The Thai government has also been negotiating with its Japanese counterparts over visits to Japan by Thais in the “Business Track” category.



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