Corals in lower Gulf of Thailand in great condition; govt reports no Covid-19 cases for second consecutive day


  • AseanPlus News
  • Sunday, 28 Jun 2020

Image courtesy of the The Nation Thailand/Asian News Network

BANGKOK June 28 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The condition of corals in the lower Gulf of Thailand ranged from medium to perfect, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has announced.

The department made the observation after studying the situation in Koh Lao Pi and Kong Hin Lao Pi in Pattani province and Kong Hin Bra Ware Stone and Kong Hin Leaw Karang Lo in Narathiwat province.

The corals that were found to be in perfect condition were: Porites lutea, Pavona decussata, Montipora sp, Pavona varians, Cyphastrea serailis, and Leptastrea pruinosa, and other benthic organisms such as Spongesm Sea fan, sea anemone, found at a depth of 20-23 metres in 30 degrees Celsius temperature.

The most common fish found during the survey were Pterocaesio chrysozona, Chromis tematensis, and Neopomacentrus cyanomos while Synapta maculatathe was the most common invertebrate found, the department said.

Meanwhile, there was no new case of Covid-19 over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Sunday (June 28).

Thailand has reached 34 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.

Globally, more than 10 million patients have been infected since the outbreak.

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 (1.3 million) and Russia (627,000).

Thailand is 95th among countries with the most number of cases. - The Nation/Asian News Network

Article type: free
User access status:
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

100% readers found this article insightful

Across the site