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Bangkok (People's Daily) - Thailand on Thursday confirmed seven new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total to 2,954 since the virus first arrived in the kingdom in January.
A total of 213 patients remain hospitalized, 2,687 have recovered and returned home, and 54 died from complications related to the disease, according to Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health.
Thailand has enforced a national curfew sincee April 3. All nationals except medics, emergency workers and personnel delivering medical supplies and patients, are urged to stay at home.
The national coronavirus response authority on Monday 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.
Opening of open-air markets, sports grounds, etc. is allowed from May 1.