July 22, 2020

Thailand to extend emergency by another month

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reportedly resolved in a meeting on Wedneday (July 22) to extend the emergency decree by another month after July 31.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Thailand saw six new confirmed Covid-19 cases in state quarantine without any deaths over a 24-hour period, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, announced on Wednesday – the 58th day since May without any domestic case.

The six latest cases are a 36-year-old woman who returned from the US, four male students, who came home from Egypt, and a 57-year-old woman who returned from Germany. All cases were asymptomatic.

After the cases of an infected Egyptian soldier in Rayong and a girl of a Sudanese diplomat’s family who tested positive for the virus in Bangkok, Rayong has tested 6,843 people and Bangkok 364 people. All test results were negative.

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in the country stands at 3,261 (324 found in state quarantine). Of these, 98 are under treatment, 3,105 have recovered and been discharged, and 58 have died.

Globally, the number of confirmed cases has passed 15 million, up by 241,000 in the past 24 hours.

Some 8.9 million people have recovered while 619,000 have died.

Thailand’s global ranking for Covid-19 cases dropped one place in 24 hours to 103rd. The US has the highest number of infections at 4 million, followed by Brazil (2.1 million) and India (1.1 million). – The Nation/Asia News Network


Photo and news source: thestar.com.my

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