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Thailand Reports 2 New Covid-19 Cases as It Prepares to Reopen Borders

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Thailand reported two new coronavirus cases on Tuesday a day before it will partially reopen its borders to foreign travelers.

With the announcement from Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokeswoman Dr. Panprapa Yongtrakul Thailand has now gone five weeks without a reported infection of coronavirus community spread.

Total confirmed cases rose to 3,171 with 3,056 recoveries and 58 deaths.

The two latest cases were male masseuses, aged 27 and 28, who returned home from Qatar and were under state quarantine in Chonburi. Both were asymptomatic.

Since the start of the pandemic, more than 55 percent of the cases were reported in Bangkok and nearly a quarter in the South, most in an immigration detention center. Patients ranged in age from 1-month-old to 97, but the average age of the infected – more than 200 of which were Thais returning from overseas – was only 37.

Airports become Thailand’s highest-risk venue with the government tomorrow technically lifting the ban on international flights. However, only 200 people a day from select groups of citizens from five countries will be allowed to enter.