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Latest Updates (6th September, 2020)

Covid-19 Cases – 3,444 (+6)    Recovered – 3,281 (+2)    Hospitalized – 105     Died – 58

6 New Covid Cases In Thailand Sunday, All Imported

Thailand has confirmed six new cases of the novel coronavirus imported from Singapore and the United Kingdom.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said on Sunday five Thai returnees and one French man had tested positive, although all were asymptomatic.

The new infections took the total tally of infections in the country to 3,444, while no new fatalities were reported.

Two Thai nationals, a 46-year-old housemaid and a woman aged 83, were found infected during quarantine on Friday after returning from the United States on Monday.

Full Story: Bangkok Post

 

Pattaya More Lively Over Four Day Holiday Weekend, Saturday Night Sees Heavy Traffic And Crowd

Giving at least some local business and hotel owners a welcome reprieve, Pattaya was bustling Saturday night as thousands of domestic Thai tourists spent the weekend in Pattaya.

The current four day holiday weekend runs through Monday, September 7. The two extra holidays are “make-up” days from the cancelled Songkran water festival in April.

Pattaya has been struggling with a lack of international foreign tourists due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Borders remain closed to general tourists and tourist driven Pattaya on most days has been, according to many local residents, very quiet.

Full Story: Pattaya News

 

Foreigners Urged To Renew Visas Before Sept 26

The Immigration Bureau has urged foreigners to renew their visas before the end of an exemption which falls on Sept 26.

Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau Sompong Chingduang said foreigners in the kingdom should contact immigration offices early to avoid overcrowding close to the deadline.

Thailand earlier announced an exemption for foreigners whose visas expired so they could legally stay in the country until Sept 26, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Short-term and long-term visa holders must contact immigration offices. When the visas are renewed by Sept 26, the validity of the renewed visa would start from Sept 27, he said.

Pol Lt Gen Sompong said all short-term visa holders must leave the country by Sept 26.

Full Story: Bangkok Post