Thailand logs 1 new Covid case Monday, no deaths

Thailand logs 1 new Covid case Monday, no deaths

People walk in front of a giant mouse distributing hand sanitiser in a shopping mall in Bangkok on Sunday. (AFP photo)
People walk in front of a giant mouse distributing hand sanitiser in a shopping mall in Bangkok on Sunday. (AFP photo)

The government reported one new imported coronavirus case and no new deaths on Monday, taking the total number of infections to 3,082 with 57 deaths since January.

The new case was a 43-year-old Thai who had returned from Russia and was in state quarantine in Chon Buri province. She was asymptomatic.

Thailand has recorded zero new locally-contracted cases for a week, as all new cases were imported from other countries.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Monday the country was at a critical juncture as local contractions could come if people lowered their guard when more businesses started reopening on Monday.

"This period is the turning point after more easing of the lockdown," he said.

Some Thais have started not to wear masks and that was a risk, he warned.

A poll by the National Institute of Development Administration released on Sunday showed 6% of respondents had significantly lowered their guard. Experts have said some people have ignored social distancing and public health warnings.

More higher-risk businesses will be allowed to reopen if the situation improves and the emergency decree could possibly be ended in July if there are zero new cases, he said.

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