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Covid-19 update: 0 new cases, 0 new deaths (May 16)

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced that there no new reported cases of Covid-19 this morning at its daily press briefing, the second time in a week. The national total remains at 3,025 cases reported since the beginning of the outbreak. No new deaths were reported either, leaving the toll at 56.

The southern island province of Phuket, which has had the highest rate of infection per capita, not only reported no new cases but that only 18 people remain in hospital receiving treatment on the island, which has now gone 14 days without a new case.

Despite this, in a dramatic u-turn, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand announced that its airport will remain closed until further notice. Just the day before it was announced that the airport would reopen to limited domestic flights this morning (Saturday).

Covid-19 update: 0 new cases, 0 new deaths (May 16) | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Newshawk Phuket

 

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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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