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Latest Updates (9th September, 2020)

Covid-19 Cases – 3,447 (+1)    Recovered – 3,286 (+2)    Hospitalized – 103     Died – 58


A Japanese film producer is the only new COVID-19 infection in Thailand today

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case today (Wednesday), among returnees from abroad currently in state quarantine.

According to the CCSA, the new case is a 38-year old Japanese film producer who returned to Thailand from Japan on September 4th and entered alternative state quarantine in Bangkok.

He tested positive for COVID-19 on September 7th, but exhibited no symptoms.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,447 with 3,286 recoveries and 58 deaths.  103 others are still being treated in hospital.

According to the COVID-19 Data Centre, health officials have, so far, traced 974 people who had been close in contact with an infected DJ, the first locally-transmitted infection in Thailand for more than 100 days. The largest single group of such contacts are those who were at the Criminal Court when the DJ attended a hearing.

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Holiday Offer At The Royal Cliff

Royal Cliff Hotels Group is offering a 40% discount as part of a promotion to encourage domestic travellers to visit the five -star resort.

Valid for stays up to 31 October “We travel together” at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel and Royal Wing Suites & Spa domestic travellers pay just 60% of the standard room rate starting at THB2,400 per room per night.

Additional offers include special dining vouchers at the Panorama and Breezzo restaurants. For more details of special offers email: [email protected], [email protected]

Source: TTRWeekly


Anutin Continues To Push ‘Phuket Model’ Despite Opposition

BANGKOK — Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul on Tuesday said the proposal to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists will go ahead in spite of opposition from the local communities.

Anutin said the proposal of “limited tourism” on the southern resort island was already approved by the government’s pandemic response center, though PM Prayut Chan-o-cha will have the final say on when the foreign tourists can come in. Other government officials have also expressed safety concerns over the project.

“The government is ready to support and ease the measures,” Anutin told reporters. “This will allow entrepreneurs to generate income and retain jobs. We are ready, but all the stakeholders must help us too.”

Under the government’s latest proposal to restart the lucrative tourism industry, visitors from countries where there has been no outbreak for at least 30 days would be allowed to visit Phuket – but they must first spend 14 days in quarantine before they can roam around the island.

Anutin said tourists will be permitted to use resort facilities during their quarantine period.

“It doesn’t mean that we will allow tourists to wander around,” he said. “When they come in, we will designate areas such as the pool and beach where they can go. I think it’s okay since we already …

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