Thailand logs 7 new Covid cases Monday, no deaths

Thailand logs 7 new Covid cases Monday, no deaths

A soldier stands guard in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Sunday, as it reopened for visitors following restrictions to halt the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus. (AFP photo)
A soldier stands guard in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Sunday, as it reopened for visitors following restrictions to halt the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus. (AFP photo)

The government reported seven new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Monday, taking the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,119 with 58 deaths since January.

All the new cases were found in quarantine, taking the country to two weeks without a local transmission.

Thailand has reported 77 cases in the past 14 days and all were contained after being imported from overseas, said Taweesilp Visanuyothin, a spokesman for the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

One more person recovered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of discharged patients to 2,973.

Two of the new cases were students who arrived in Bangkok from Pakistan on Saturday. Four people, including an 11-year-old student, returned to the capital from the United Arab Emirates on Friday and one returned from the United States on Thursday.

Dr Taweesilp said from now on, the CCSA cancel regular press briefings on Saturday and Sunday as the number of the new cases and deaths have dropped and restrictions are being eased.

The spokesman said he will give the briefing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and his assistant, Panprapa Yongtrakul, will take over the podium on Tuesday and Thursday.

Briefings on weekends will only take place if the situation warrants it, he said, but the latest information will always be posted on www.facebook.com/ThaigovSpokesman/ and https://www.facebook.com/informationcovid19/.


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