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103 new virus Covid-19 coronavirus cases confirmed, 4 more deaths

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Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Thailand rose to 1,978 with 103 cases confirmed since yesterday and another 4 patients dying. Taveesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, made the announcement today. Total deaths nationwide now stand at 19.

Today’s number continues a hopeful trend of new cases in Thailand overall dropping as restrictions tighten across the country this week. 104 new cases were reported yesterday, 120 on Wednesday, 127 on Tuesday.

Taveesin cautioned that, even though the rate of new cases may be slowing, any number over 100 a day is a matter of concern. He said March saw the contagion spread throughout the entire country, warning that no province will be spared if people do not adhere to the Government’s strong advice to stay at home orders and curfew.

A nationwide curfew goes into effect in Thailand today, prohibiting the public from leaving their homes between 10pm and 4am. All arrivals to Thailand are banned until April 15 while the government prepares quarantine centres and field hospitals.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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