Thailand marked three weeks without a locally transmitted case of Covid-19 by posting a zero on its overall coronavirus scoreboard.
On the day the country began the fourth phase of its economic reopening, Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said there also were no cases found in Thais being held in government quarantine.
Officails are looking anxiously at next Monday to record 28 days – two full coronavirus incubation cycles – without Covid-19 being spread in the community.
Of those in quarantine, 34 of 174 Thais from Kuwait returned home with the virus, 65 of 648 from Indonesia, 13 of 196 from Pakistan, 18 of 274 from Saudi Arabia and nine of 216 from Qatar.
Thailand’s cumulative infections to date are 3,135, with 2,987 recoveries. The death toll remains 58. Ninety others are still in hospital.
Of all confirmed infections, 1,747 were in Bangkok, 95 in the northern region, 438 in the rest of the central region, 111 in the Northeast and 744 cases in the southern region.