Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases, among those in quarantine, after arriving from abroad, but no new fatalities.
CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that all five are students, aged 23-26, were among 195 Thais arriving in Thailand on June 12th on a flight from Saudi Arabia.
All asymptomatic, they tested positive for COVID-19 four days after landing and are now being treated in hospital, he said, adding that 15 of the 195 were infected.
Today’s new cases have brought Thailand’s cumulative infections to 3,146, with 3,008 recoveries and 80 others still in hospital. The death toll remains 58.
In state quarantine, there have been 63 infections among returnees from Indonesia, 34 from Kuwait, 28 from Saudi Arabia and 15 from the United Arab Emirates.
Regarding 38 Thais in Egypt, who are infected, Dr. Taweesin said the latest report shows that some of them have now tested negative, while the rest have minor or no symptoms.
Since there is currently no cure for the disease, he explained that it was normal that paracetamol was administered for those who have fever, adding that all the 38 cases are being taken care of.
He disclosed that about 400 Thais will be flown back from Egypt on two flights, on July 3rd and 8th, with two additional flights to be scheduled to bring back about another 1,000.
For Thais in Sudan, he admitted that it is difficult to arrange repatriation flights, but said that there is a contingent of Thai troops, including some medics there who can be helpful to the stranded Thais.
Following a petition from musicians, seeking the reopening of night entertainment venues so they can work, Dr. Taweesin said the subcommittee in charge of the matter has been working out how to let these activities resume, in a new normal way, which will protect customers from infection.
Commenting the COVID-19 infections among workers at an abattoir in Germany, the CCSA spokesman said that there are hygienic standards in abattoirs in Thailand, which operators must strictly observe, including face masks and regular hand washing.