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Covid-19 Thailand – Latest Updates (14th July, 2020)


Cases – 3,220 (+ 3)  Recovered – 3,090 (+ 2)  Hospitalized – 72   Died – 58


Thailand tightens borders over fears of second wave of coronavirus

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand ordered security stepped up at its land borders on Monday after concerns surged over a possible second wave of coronavirus infections, following the arrests of thousands of illegal migrants in the past month.

Since the start of June, authorities have arrested 3,000 migrant workers for overland entry attempts, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for Thailand’s task force on the disease.

Taweesin also raised concern about weak regulation for foreign arrivals by air, after two such visitors tested positive, with one breaking quarantine rules.

The government identified a 43-year-old crewman of an Egyptian military plane and a nine-year-old girl in the family of a Sudanese diplomat as the new cases that could potentially trigger a second wave.

Full Story: Reuters

Thailand plans $3.2 billion soft loans to boost tourism, services sectors

Thailand plans 100 billion baht ($3.2 billion) of new soft loans to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourist and services sector hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on Monday.

The loans will offer more relaxed conditions than the central bank’s 500-billion baht soft loan scheme, Uttama Savanayana told reporters. “These will reduce operators’ costs and give them liquidity to keep jobs.

Full Story: DeccanHerald