Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 case today, both among returnees in state quarantine, but no new fatalities.
According to the CCSA, the new patients are Thai men, aged 27 and 28, who arrived from Qatar and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri province on the same day. Both asymptomatic, they were found to be infected in a second test on June 27th.
Cumulative infections in Thailand to date are 3,171, with 3,056 recoveries and 58 deaths. 57 others are still being treated in hospital.
CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapa Yongtrakul said on Tuesday that, since Thailand is entering the 5th phase of the easing of lockdown restrictions, with high-risk business and leisure activities to resume on Wednesday, everyone’s focus must be on preventing the spread of the virus.
“Fighting COVID-19 is like a tug-of-war. The easing of restrictions is now entering the 5th phase and the hands of other people on the rope have eased, so the burden will pass to the public,” she said.
As Thailand is easing lockdown measures, in areas in which several other countries have tightened them, Dr. Panprapa cited the case of Britain’s Leicester City, where lockdown restrictions were reintroduced after 658 new infections were recorded in the two weeks since June 16th.
Restrictions were also reintroduced in six precincts in California, after a second wave outbreak, she added.