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107 new coronavirus cases confirmed, total now 934 (Wednesday)

Jack Burton



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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and the Department of Disease Control announced 107 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in their daily press briefing this morning. This makes the total number of cases found in Thailand since the outbreak began in January 934, with 4 total deaths. Yesterday 106 confirmed cases were announced. 52 patients have so far recovered.

The vast majority of new cases in recent days have been from Bangkok, however, since the closure of entertainment and now nonessential businesses in the city, tens of thousands of people have returned to their home provinces which is why officials believe so many new cases are being identified in the countryside. The single biggest cause of the cases in Thailand is believed to be an individual attending a boxing event at Lumphini Boxing Stadium in Bangkok earlier this month. This cluster appears to be the a primary cause of many of the recent statistics.

UPDATE: Today governor of Phitsanulok, Pipat Ekpaphan has reported the first case of Covid-19 in Phitsanulok, north of Bangkok. He has reported a 43 year old woman found to be infected with the Covid-19 and is now being treated at Phutthachinnarat Hospital.

“She is the first case of Covid-19 infection in the province, and is believed to have been infected at a pub in Soi Nana, Bangkok. She had travelled to Bangkok and stayed there from March 7 – 9 and on the night of March 7 she spent time in a pub in Soi Nana, from 10pm to 4am. She then visited the Bangkok Planetarium on March 8 and returned to Phitsanulok by plane on March 9.

Yesterday Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha announced an emergency decree, giving the government sweeping additional powers to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak. It will come into effect tomorrow. The precise conditions of the decree will be decided by a special committee on a daily basis, and will be first announced tomorrow (March 26).

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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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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