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Covid-19 update: 3 imported cases found in quarantine (May 17)

Jack Burton

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Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, reported 3 new Covid-19 cases at this morning’s press briefing. All 3 are returnees, male students – 1 from Pakistan and 2 from Egypt. The new cases bring the national total of infections to 3,028 as the nation begins relaxing emergency restrictions and reopening shopping cetnres and other businesses.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the national total at 56 since the beginning of the outbreak. 1 more person has recovered and was discharged from hospital, leaving only 116 still under treatment and the recovery rate at 94%.

Covid-19 update: 3 imported cases found in quarantine (May 17) | News by Thaiger

Globally, there have been more than 4.7 million confirmed cases and around 313,000+ deaths from the virus.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Nation Thailand

 

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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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