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60 more cases reported in Thailand, taking the total to 272

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Thailand’s director-general of the Department of Disease Control, has announced 60 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus infection. 43 of the people were linked to boxing stadiums (including the ‘Lumphini cluster’ at a boxing stadium north west of the capital), entertainment venues, and religious ceremonies. The latest cases is the highest number of new cases in Thailand in 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 272. One person has died.

Elsewhere, Europe has seen a huge spike in confirmed cases of the coronavirus in recent days. The number reached more than 35,000 in Italy, the largest outbreak outside mainland China. Worldwide the total is now 220,230 (as of 4pm Thai time today).

Thailand’s confirmed cases have risen sharply, tripling in the space of a week and setting new records almost daily.  Sunday saw 32 new confirmed cases, Monday saw 33 more, and yesterday 35 more were reported by the Ministry of Public Health.

SOURCE: The Nation | The Thaiger

 

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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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