Thailand to announce more easing of lockdown on Monday (June 29); zero cases reported on June 27

  • Thailand
  • Saturday, 27 Jun 2020

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BANGKOK (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The government is finalising further relaxations in lockdown measures and will make the announcement on Monday, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Saturday (June 27).

He said that there are five matters to be finalised on June 29, as people await further relaxations in the fifth phase for pubs, bars, entertainment venues, and massage parlours.

Among the likely decisions are:

Limited entry into the country for foreigners, though allowing tourists under travel bubble agreements has been postponed to August;Extension of the state of emergency;

School opening confirmation for the minority children on the border;

Easing the one-metre social distancing measure in public transport to at least one-foot distance and compulsory wearing of masks by passengers throughout the journey.

As Thailand reached 33 days without a domestic case, Dr Taweesin warned against complacency, citing the example of China which once did not have any cases for 52 consecutive days before being jolted by an outbreak last week. New Zealand also has reported new cases recently.

Meanwhile, there was also also no new case of Covid-19 over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Saturday.

Thailand has had 33 consecutive days without a domestic case. Total cases in Thailand since the outbreak are 3,162 -- 3,053 patients have recovered and been discharged, 51 patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals, while 58 have died.

As of 10am on Saturday, more than 9.9 million patients were found around the world.

Of the total, over 57,000 had severe symptoms, over 5.3 million have been cured and discharged, and more than 496,000 have died.

The three countries with the highest number of cases were the US (2.5 million cases), Brazil (1.2 million) and Russia (620,000). - The Nation Thailand/Asian News Network

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