WORLD Thailand’s coronavirus cases rise to 2,765 with 32 new infections


Thailand’s coronavirus cases rise to 2,765 with 32 new infections

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

13:45, April 19, 2020


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Bangkok (People's Daily) - Thailand on Sunday confirmed 32 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 2,765 since the virus was first detected in the kingdom in January.

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health says 790 patients remain hospitalized, 1,928 have recovered and returned home, and 47 have died.    

Thailand started enforcing a national curfew from 10 pm to 4 am on April 3.  Everyone except medical staff, emergency workers, personnel delivering medical supplies and patients are urged to stay at home. There are about 1,000 checkpoints manned by policeman across the whole country.

The Thai government has restricted traffic and activities to control the pandemic, and banned people from entering the country until April 30. Until then it is only allowing the entry of authorized citizens, which are subject to a 14-day quarantine after arrival. 

Prime Minister Prayut  Chan-o-cha said the curfew is to better curb the spread of the pandemic due to the rising number of infections.

The pace of new infections has decreased to about 50 a day from 100 before the curfew was put in place.

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