Covid-19: Thailand records 51 new cases and three more deaths

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BANGKOK (April 6): Thailand today reported 51 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily increase since March 20, and three deaths, bringing the tally to 2,220 cases and 26 fatalities.

Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Thaweesilp Wissanuyothin said the latest fatalities included a 59-year-old Thai woman who had a history of diabetes and had visited a few crowded gambling dens in Bangkok. She fell sick on March 29.

He said the other two deaths involved a 28-year-old Thai man who had visited a risk country and a 51-year-old Thai businessman with a history diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

“Of the 51 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, 13 are medical personnel,” he said at a daily briefing here today.

Of the 2,220 cases, 793 patients have recovered while 1,401 are still being treated at hospitals.

On 10 pm to 4 am curfew that took effect on Friday (April 3), Thaweesilp said 923 checkpoints were set up nationwide and 708 people were charged with breaking the curfew order.

Meanwhile, government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat dismissed speculations being circulated on social media that the government planned to impose a round-the-clock curfew starting this coming Friday.

She said the government has yet to decide on a 24-hour curfew in the kingdom.

 “It is fake news to create panic. As of now, no decision has been made,” she said in a statement.

She added that Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-cha is taking all necessary and proactive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the kingdom.

The speculations started following a written directive from the Ministry of Interior’s Permanent Secretary Chatchai Phromlert to all provincial governors to upgrade measures and operations to slow the spread of the virus at the provincial level.

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