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Covid-19 Thailand – Latest Updates (2nd August, 2020)

Covid-19 Confirmed – 3,317 (+5)  Deaths – 58 Hospitalized – 119 Recovered – 3,142 (+7)


5 new COVID-19 cases are recorded today

Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases, all in state quarantine, while the death toll remains 58.

According to the CCSA report, one of the five new cases is a 21-year old Thai student, who returned from Russia and entered state quarantine in Bangkok on July 9th.  He had a fever and anosmia, but didn’t test positive for COVID-19 until July 31st.

The second case is a Thai returning from Indonesia, on the same flight as three other passengers who were found to be infected. He cleared an initial test, but the second test confirmed his infection, although he was still asymptomatic.

The third cases is a 31-year old Thai woman, arriving from Bahrain on the same flight as another passenger who tested positive. She also cleared by the first test, but was found to be infected in the second.

Full Story: PBSWorld


THAI to operate special flights to Copenhagen & Taipei this month

Thai Airways International Pcl (THAI) will operate two roundtrip flights on the Bangkok-Taipei and Bangkok-Copenhagen routes in August.

Passengers who wish travel to these two destinations or to neighbouring countries and Thais stranded in Taiwan, Denmark, Scandinavian countries who wish to be repatriated can avail of the opportunity, Chansin Treenuchagron, acting THAI president, said.

Flight TG632 will depart from Bangkok at 8.25am and arrive in Taipei at 1.05pm (local time) on August 5 and 14.

Flight TG950 will depart from Bangkok at 6.50am and arrive in Copenhagen at 1.05pm (local time) on August 16 and 3p.

THAI is partnering with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to operate the Taipei-Bangkok and Copenhagen-Bangkok special flights to fly Thais home. Covid-19 preventive measures and physical distancing will be applied in every aspect of service the airline said. In addition, cargo will be delivered on roundtrip flights. Passengers who wish to be repatriated may visit: http://www.tteo.org.tw/main/ th/organize (Thailand Trade and Economic Office, Taipei) and http://thaiembassy.dk (the Royal Thai Embassy, Copenhagen)  …    Read More: Nation


Nok Air To Restructure In Due To COVID-19

Law360 — A Thai budget airline has become the latest carrier to fall victim to COVID-19, announcing it had filed for restructuring in bankruptcy court due to the “adverse operating environment” caused by the pandemic.

In a filing to the Thai stock exchange, Bangkok-based Nok Air PLC said its board of directors voted Thursday to file a rehabilitation petition in Thai Central Bankruptcy Court with a plan to “continue its business and return to profitability.”

“It must be noted that the ongoing situation of COVID-19 pandemic and adverse operating environment [have] been the key drivers leading to the decision to undergo restructuring to enable the company to be a viable entity in the long run and not as a result of mismanagement,” the notice said.

A hearing on the petition has been set for Oct. 27, it said.

Source: Law360