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Latest Updates (8th August, 2020)

Covid-19 Cases – 3,348 (+ 3)  Recovered – 3,150 (+2)  Hospitalized – 140 Died – 58


Three new overseas cases

Three new Covid-19 cases reported on Saturday were Thais from Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, bringing the total to 3,348. The death toll remained unchanged at 58.

Two of the new cases are students, both aged 24, who arrived in Thailand on July 25 on the same flight as 12 previously confirmed cases. They were at a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri province.

On Aug 7, they tested positive for Covid-19, but showed no symptoms, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported on Saturday.

The other Thai returnee was a 32-year-old employee of a construction firm. He arrived in Thailand on Monday and was taken to a state quarantine facility on Samut Prakan province. He tested positive for coronavirus infection on Wednesday and was asymptomatic.

The new infections brought the total Covid-19 cases to 3,348 cases, of whom 3,150 of whom recovered, including two new recovering cases, or 94.09% of the total cases. A total of 140 patients remain in hospitals and the death toll was unchanged, at 58.

Full Story: Bangkok Post


New Thai passports to be valid for 10 years

The Foreign Ministry has announced that from September onwards, new Thai passports issued will have a 10-year validity.

Chatri Archjananun, director general of the Department of Consular Affairs, said the ministry was initially planning to launch the project in August, but it had been delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Currently, 21 passport offices provide services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but will start opening every day once the virus situation is completely under control.

Source: Nation