11 July 2024

Thailand today recorded three new COVID-19 cases, all among Thais returning from abroad and isolated in state quarantine.

According to the CCSA, two new infections are a 39-year old female office worker and a 53-year domestic worker who arrived from Japan on September 21st and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri.  Both tested positive for the virus on the same day.

The third is a 22-year old, who was studying in France, returned to Thailand on September 18th and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri province.  He was found to be infected three days later.

Cumulative confirmed cases in Thailand, to date, are 3,514. Two more patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,345. 110 others are still being treated in hospital and the death toll remains 59.

In Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi, bordering Myanmar, Governor Jirakiart Phumisawat, on Tuesday, ordered the closure of the border checkpoint at the Three Pagoda Pass, in Sangkhla Buri district, to all travel and movement of goods, including the movement of sick people from Myanmar onto Thai soil.

The border closure is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 into Thailand from Myanmar, which is experiencing a second wave of infections, especially in the Rakhine state bordering Bangladesh.

Violation of the border shutdown order is subject to two years imprisonment and/or a fine of not exceeding 40,000 baht.