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Malaysia Reopens Songkhla Border as Thaialnd Reports 1 New Coronavirus Case

Malaysia reopened the Bukitkatyuhitum-Sadao border crossing in Songkhla over the weekend as Thailand on Sunday reported one new imported coronavirus case.

Fourteen Thais in Malaysia who had registered with the Thai consular office there to return home began doing so Saturday after Malaysia reopened the crossing it had shut down on Sept. 12 to contain local spread of Covid-19.

All the 14 returnees must enter 14-day quarantine upon return.

Meanwhile, in state quarantine in Chonburi, a 24-year-old Thai student returned from the United States tested positive for the coronavirus. He’d been in quarantine for three days before Covid-19 was detected.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,523, including 2,445 locally transmitted cases and 585 imported cases. So far, 3,367 patients have recovered and returned home, with 97 others still undergoing treatment in hospital. The death toll remains 59.