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Covid-19 update: 5 new cases, no deaths (Sunday)

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: The Nation Thailand

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported 5 new national cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the total in Thailand to 3,009. No additional deaths were reported, leaving the accumulated toll at 56. Today’s number, while higher than yesterday’s 4, continues the encouraging trend of single-digit daily increases

There were 4 more infections on the resort island of Phuket this morning, which will be added to national figures tomorrow, as they were discovered too late to be included in today’s national tally, according to CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin.

Covid-19 update: 5 new cases, no deaths (Sunday) | News by Thaiger

Of the new cases reported today, 2 were linked to previous cases and 3 had travelled abroad.

Shrinking numbers of new cases have prompted the government to allow some businesses to reopen after weeks of semi-lockdown. There is a strong chance that the government could re-open some shopping centres next Sunday but the CSSA will be making proposals for the cabinet to decide on Tuesday.

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Bangkok Post

 

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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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