Thailand reports 34 new COVID-19 infections

BANGKOK (XINHUA) – Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) yesterday reported 34 new COVID-19 cases, comparing to Monday’s 28, with one new fatality.

The total death toll has increased by one to 41.

The total infections in Thailand stood at 2,613, with 1,405 recoveries and 1,167 cases still being treated in hospitals.

CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin warned that for Thailand to see a constant decline in the COVID-19 curve, the public needs to refrain from gathering in groups and observe strict safe distancing.

“Most of the newly infections were from the Southern provinces, as they returned from from Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan,” said Taweesin.

The latest fatality was a 52-year-old female bus driver of the state-run Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA).

She contracted COVID-19 from within her peer group, 10 of whom were also found to be infected.

However, there are nine provinces in Thailand which remain clear of COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, about 300 Thai citizens will return from South Korea and will go through 14 days mandatory quarantine.

A woman wearing a face mask pushes her bicycle in front of motorcyclists while crossing a street traffic light intersection in Bangkok. PHOTO: AFP