None infected in Thailand for first time in more than two months

World | 13 May 2020 4:55 pm

Thailand has not reported any new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than two months.

There also were no new deaths, leaving the country's total at 3,017 cases with 56 fatalities.

Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said: "I am happy, along with everyone who has contributed to disease control... We have been doing better since the reopening of business started on May 3."

Since the beginning of May, Thailand has reported single-digit daily increases with the exception of May 4, when a cluster pushed the number to 18.

The last time Thailand did not report new infections was on March 9, when there were 50 cases in total with a single death. Thai authorities have been selectively easing restrictions meant to combat the coronavirus. Bangkok restaurants were allowed to reopen last week for sit-in dining with social distancing.-AP/The Bangkok Post 

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