Thailand on Thursday reported three coronavirus cases in quarantine.
All the new patients are Thai returnees from Singapore and India.
Thailand’s total cases now sit at 3,359 with 3,169 recoveries and 58 deaths.
Having now gone 80 days without a locally transmitted case of Covid-19, pressure is growing intense on the government to reopen its borders to foreign tourists, something multiple voices in power said may not happen until 2021.
The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Thursday, however, downplayed comments by the country’s aviation chief that the international flight ban would remain in place “indefinitely” and speculation from a Tourism Authority of Thailand official that no tourists would be allowed entry until next year.
said on Thursday that a final decision had not been made on shutting down the country from tourism until 2021, refuting earlier statements made by a TAT official.
The CCSA said no such decision has been made and numerous factors would go into it. Any decision should be made in increments rather than a blanket travel ban for the rest of the year, the CCSA added.
Any statements about a decision on tourism for the remainder of the year is “premature”, a CCSA spokesman said.