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Thailand Marks 6 Weeks Without Local Coronavirus Cases

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Thailand reported another five coronavirus cases among quarantined Thais, marking six weeks without a locally transmitted case of Covid-19.

Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said the country’s reported cases now total 3,195, with 3,072 recoveries and 65 others being treated in hospital. The death toll remains 58.

Four of the five new patients are Thai men ages 34-51 who worked aborad as casual labor. The fifth is a Thai woman, 37, who worked as a masseuse. All of them arrived home on the same flight as five others who also tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the CCSA, 52,957 Thais returning from abroad have been quarantined with 258 found to be infected. Of those 193 have recovered.

Repatriation flights continue with 328 Thais from Singapore and South Korea due back today and 160 from Japan and 60 from China will arrive tomorrow.

About 600 Thais stranded in the U.K. will return to Thailand on two flights July 20 and 26.

As the number of returning Thai nationals totaled less than the government’s 500-person-a-day limit, 20 Chinese businesspeople from Shanghai and 32 from Beijing were allowed to enter the kingdom. All must undergo quarantine at their expense.

To date, 1,169 people from 34 countries have applied to enter Thailand for medical treatment, as well as 1,521 family members joining them. Applicants come mostly from Asia, 23 from Europe, 427 from the Mideast, 16 from North America, 23 from Africa and two from Australia & New Zealand.