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Monday: 3 new Covid imports

A woman waits at her departure gate at the almost empty terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Saturday, as passenger numbers plummeted due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. (AFP photo)

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Thailand on Monday reported three new imported coronavirus cases, for an accumulated total of 3,320. The death toll remained at 58.

They include a maid, 26, and a male driver, 43, who returned from the United Arab Emirates last Wednesday and were in quarantine in Chon Buri. 

The third case is a male student, 19, who arrived from India last Thursday and was placed in quarantine in Bangkok. 

Spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration was concerned about a rebound of the virus, as new waves were appearing in Australia, Hong Kong, Israel and Croatia.

"We hope [any rebound] will be delayed as long as possible. It will be even better if we have no second wave," Dr Taweesilp said.

It has now been seventy days since the last confirmed case of local transmission of the novel coronavirus.

Vocabulary:

accumulate : to get more and more of something over a period of time - เก็บสะสม, สะสม, สั่งสมมานาน

death toll : the number of people killed - ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต

maid : a female servant in a house or hotel - สาวใช้, หญิงรับใช้

rebound (verb): to rise again after falling, recover - กระโดดขึ้นอีกครั้งหนึ่ง,สะท้อนกลับ,เด้งกลับ

transmission : the spread of a disease from one person or animal to another - การแพร่เชื้อ

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