Covid-19 Thailand Latest
No confirmed local transmissions of COVID-19 for 28th straight day
BANGKOK, June 22 (Xinhua) — The Thai government reported on Monday no confirmed local transmissions of the COVID-19 pandemic for the 28th consecutive day.
“The only new COVID-19 cases are the imported ones,” said Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
“The CCSA has reported three new COVID-19 cases of Thai nationals returning from India and were detected during the state quarantine.”
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand now stands at 3,151 with 58 deaths since January.
CCSA has reported zero new death on Monday too.
In response to growing pleas to reopen entertainment hangouts from operators, Taweesin said that pubs, bars, karaoke parlors and other entertainment venues will be allowed to reopen in the fifth phase of easing the COVID-19 restrictions.
“The official green light to reopen pubs and alike will likely take place in July,” said Taweesin.
Full Story: Xinhua
Bangkok Planetarium resumes operation
After being closed since March, Bangkok Planetarium or the Science Center for Education reopened its doors to visitors on Saturday, with families taking their children to the popular venue to spend some time on the weekend.
No hurry to reboot airline travel
BANGKOK, 22 June 2020: A senior director in the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand said at the weekend that international flights were not likely to resume in Thailand until late September.
CAAT director-general, Chula Sukmanop, was first reported in Khaosod English language newspaper, saying none of the airlines he met had expressed interest in resuming international flights by next month when the order shutting down the country’s airspace is due to expire.
He attributed the reluctance to uncertainty over the government’s policies on international travel.
“I believe international flights will resume this September,” Chula told the Thai language daily. “All of the airlines could not assess the demand for air travel. They have to wait and see the situation by the end of this month.
Full Story: TTRWeekly