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

Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases in quarantine, but no new deaths

Six new COVID-19 cases have been recorded today (Thursday), all among Thais in state quarantine after returning from abroad.

The new infections bring the cumulative total in the country to 3,179, with 3,059 recoveries and 58 deaths. 62 patients are still being treated in hospital.

CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapha Yongtrakul said today that four of the six new infections, aged 21, 37, 43 and 62, arrived in Bangkok on June 24th, on a flight from Indonesia carrying 172 passengers. They immediately entered state quarantine at facilities in Chon Buri province.

All asymptomatic, they tested positive for COVID-19 on June 29th.

The fifth case is a 20-year old student among 106 passengers returning from South Africa on June 28th.  Despite having a cough for about a week, the test upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi international airport cleared him of any infection, but the second test, conducted two days later, was positive for COVID-19.

The sixth case, a 21-year old freelancer working in Sudan, arrived in Thailand on June 24th and entered state quarantine. Although asymptomatic, he was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus on June 29th.

Full Story: ThaiPBSWorld

 

China lauds Thailand’s success in curbing COVID-19

BANGKOK(NNT) – Thanks to cooperation from all sides, Thailand has reported no new domestic cases of COVID-19 for over a month. The Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, Yang Xin, has praised the country’s response to the pandemic, saying the success can be attributed to effective management and measures taken.

Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has received a second batch of medical supplies and equipment from the Chinese government. The items included 1.3 million protective masks, 70,000 N95 masks, 150,000 COVID-19 test kits and 70,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) suits.

Gen. Prayut thanked the Chinese government for its assistance in helping Thailand limit the spread of COVID-19 and facilitating the purchase of medical supplies. The PM offered his condolences to people affected by the recent flood disaster in China. He expressed confidence that the Chinese government would be able to control the situation.

The Charge d’Affaires praised Thailand’s disease control measures, with the country now free from new domestic cases for more than a month. Despite the COVID-19 situation, both countries will continue with trade and strengthen bilateral ties.

Full Story: PRD