5 new coronavirus cases were reported in Thailand yesterday. All were students returning from Saudi Arabia and were quarantined on arrival. This brings the total cases in Thailand to 3,134 with 58 deaths since the outbreak began earlier this year.
The Centre for COVID 19 Situation Administration reported that the new infections arrived in Thailand on 12th June 2020 and were placed in state quarantine facilities for testing.
All five students were suffering from coronavirus symptoms including coughs, sore throats and loss of smell. According to the administration, three of the students, aged 21, 23 and 26, are being treated at a hospital in Chachoengsao province while the other two, aged 24 and 26, are at a hospital in Samut Prakan.
There have been no reports of local transmission of the COVID virus for almost 3 weeks in Thailand. As a result, authorities on Monday will begin easing lockdown restrictions imposed over the last three months, including the night curfew, although a state of emergency will remain in effect at least until the end of June 2020.
On Thursday 11th June 2020, Beijing announced its first infection in two months and announced that 50 new cases had been linked to the large Xinfadi meat and vegetable market, which provides a high percentage of the Chinese capital’s food supply.
Lockdowns were imposed in parts of Beijing, China on Saturday 13th June to try and prevent the spread of a second coronavirus wave. There are fears of a resurgence in local transmissions in China, where the outbreak curve has been months ahead of the rest of the world and comes as several European countries are beginning to lift lockdowns.
The number of global infections has doubled in just over a month with a million COVID 19 cases recorded in the last nine days. The virus is spreading most rapidly in Latin America.