WORLD Thailand’s COVID-19 cases rise to 3,034 with 1 new infections

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Thailand’s COVID-19 cases rise to 3,034 with 1 new infections

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

13:44, May 20, 2020

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Bangkok (People's Daily) - Thailand on Wednesday confirmed one new case of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,034 since the virus first arrived in the kingdom in January.

A total of 90 patients remain hospitalized,  2,888 have recovered and returned home, and 56 died from complications related to the disease, according to Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health.

Thailand has enforced a national curfew since April 3. All nationals except medics, emergency workers and personnel delivering medical supplies and patients, have been urged to stay at home. 

The national coronavirus response authority decided to extend the state of emergency for another month until May 31 as the curfew and other travel restrictions have slowed the spread of disease. 

The Thai government allowed hopping malls and restaurants to reopen on May 17. Wholesale markets, conference centers and swimming pools will also resume operations on the same day as part of a phased plan to reopen the country.


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