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Covid UPDATE: 1,582 new infections announced, more restrictions on the way

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Today the CCSA announced 1,582 new Covid infections across Thailand in the past 24 hours. The small increase on yesterdays total will provide the CCSA with the information they need for this afternoon’s scheduled meeting, chaired by the Thai PM. It is expected that they will announce new restrictions but are unlikely to go for total lockdowns of provinces or ‘at risk’ districts. The Thaiger will bring this information to you ASAP after it is announced.

Here is the list of the current 18 red zone provinces which could have their restrictions raised at this afternoon’s meeting of the CCSA. Read more HERE.

Since April 1 there has been a steady growth of new infections, described as the third wave in Thai media – much higher than the number of daily infections in the first and second waves.

During Songkran the case numbers have been…

April 13 – 965

April 14 – 1,335

April 15 – 1,543

April 16 – 1,582

67 people are currently reported to be in a “serious condition” relating to their Covid status.

Thailand’s trajectory of daily new cases greatly exceeds the last surge that featured clusters around Samut Sakhon’s coastal fish markets and Rayong gambling dens which started on December 20 last year.

Covid UPDATE: 1,582 new infections announced, more restrictions on the way | News by ThaigerAround the world there is a new surge since substantial drops at the start of this year, in both daily infections and deaths. The number of deaths will exceed 3 million, worldwide, today, since the start of the pandemic.

Covid UPDATE: 1,582 new infections announced, more restrictions on the way | News by Thaiger

Covid UPDATE: 1,582 new infections announced, more restrictions on the way | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Worldometers.info

 

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2011. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 42 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program (public radio Australia), presented over 11,000 radio news bulletins, 3,950 in Thailand alone, hosted 1050 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. He also reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

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