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2 new Covid-19 cases, both imported (June 9)

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Today there were 2 Covid-19 cases amongst returning Thai citizens from overseas. There were no locally transmitted infections. That makes 15 days without any local transmissions of the virus in Thailand. Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul, the CCSA assistant spokesperson, explained that the 2 new cases were from overseas arrivals.

• 1 had arrived from Saudi Arabia and entered state quarantine across the southern border at Pattani

• 1 arrived from the Netherlands on a charter flight and entered state quarantine in Bangkok

Although there has not been a single case of locally-transmitted infection in Thailand for 15 days, she said that, according to epidemiological principles, the safe period should be twice the length of the 14-day incubation period.

Dr. Pannapha said in most countries experiencing a second wave of Covid-19, the majority of the new cases are in clusters and are asymptomatic… “hence the need to be vigilant and to continue to observe basic safety guidelines, such as frequent hand washing, the wearing of face masks in public and social distancing”.

• Up to date Thailand infections have reached 3,119

• 2,973 have fully recovered and been discharged

• 90 others are still patients in hospital

• The death toll remains 58

Following the introduction of Phase 3 of the lockdown-easing, many people are now returning to work. Dr. Pannapha made the comment that many “are not maintaining social distancing while having lunch”.

“Food shops should apply staggered lunch time services to reduce congestion at their shops.”

Around the world cumulative Covid-19 infections have reached *7,217,163, with 409,095 deaths (5.68% mortality rate for people who have become infected).

The US leads the global rankings of Covid-19 infections with over 2 million infections, followed by Brazil and Russia. In Asia, India has seen the most infections, with Thailand currently ranked 83rd worldwide.

• numbers accurate as of 5pm Thai Time

2 new Covid-19 cases, both imported (June 9) | News by Thaiger

New deaths and new cases are cumulatively updated throughout the 24 hour cycle – worldometers.com

 

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    SamH

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Frankly, although my business was severely affected by the sad tourism slowdown prior to Covid-19 and then almost decimated during the lock down, I applaud the the actions of the Thai Government.

    However, I strongly believe that in the event we begin to reopen Thailand to select countries as a first step. We should continue to implement stringent tests as has been the case with repatriating Thai citizens from overseas and insure that anyone entering must undergo a test upon arrival if they are to be allowed to enter the kingdom, to insure the safety of its citizens as well as their own safety.

    We should follow the example of several countries that have been successful containing the spread of the virus in their country and see what can be stringently implemented before we rush to open the borders.

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