Zero new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand today

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Thailand enjoys another day free from new COVID-19 infections and fatalities, the second time this week.

A beaming CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that, two months after Thailand reported the highest number of new cases, 188 on March 22nd, new infections have slowed to single figures in the past several days with no new infections on March 13th or today.

So far, cumulative infections in the country are still 3,025, while the death toll remains 56. Recoveries have increased to 2,798 and 114 others are still in hospital.

Dr. Taweesin thanked everyone for their cooperation in making it possible to achieve zero new infections, ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions for several more types of business and recreational activities tomorrow (Sunday).

To date, 50 provinces have not reported any new infections for at least 28 days.

From April 18th until May 16th, contact with other people accounted for 229 infections. 65 cases are among people in state quarantine, 48 were found during Active Case Finding campaigns, 40 cases in people infected abroad, 29 cases related to visits to congested areas, 28 cases in people working in high-risk enclosed areas and 21 Thais returning from abroad.

More Thais are arriving from abroad today. 204 are coming from the United States, 187 from South Korea.

Tomorrow, 150 arrive from the Maldives, 80 from Canada and 80 from India.

Speaking to the concerns being expressed about removal of China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau from Thailand’s list of Infectious Disease Zones, Dr. Taweesin said additional restrictions are still in place to control in-bound travel.


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