Two new quarantined COVID-19 cases are recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 case today, both among returnees in state quarantine, but no new fatalities.

According to the CCSA, the new patients are Thai men, aged 27 and 28, who arrived from Qatar and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri province on the same day.  Both asymptomatic, they were found to be infected in a second test on June 27th.

Cumulative infections in Thailand to date are 3,171, with 3,056 recoveries and 58 deaths.  57 others are still being treated in hospital.

CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapa Yongtrakul said on Tuesday that, since Thailand is entering the 5th phase of the easing of lockdown restrictions, with high-risk business and leisure activities to resume on Wednesday, everyone’s focus must be

Thailand records one new COVID-19 infection

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case today, among quarantined returnees from abroad, and no new fatalities.

CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the new patient is a 31-year old Thai man, who had been working at a restaurant in the Philippines. He arrived in Thailand on June 17th and entered state run quarantine in Bangkok.

An asymptomatic case, the man tested positive for COVID-19 five days after arrival and became the second infection among 961 Thais returning from the Philippines.

Cumulative infections in the country to date are 3,157, with 3,026 recoveries and 73 still in hospital.  The death toll remains 58.

Worldwide, Dr. Taweesin said that total infections have increased to 9.35 million, with 165,0

Many businesses ask customers, workers to waive legal rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopen across the U.S. after coronavirus shutdowns, many are requiring customers and workers to sign forms saying they won’t sue if they catch COVID-19. Businesses fear they could be the target of litigation even if they adhere to safety precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and stateContinue reading “Many businesses ask customers, workers to waive legal rights”

Game and internet café operators petition for resumption of business

Thailand’s internet and game cafés have petitioned the Government to allow them to resume operations after almost three months of closure.

The operators said, in a letter to the Complaints Centre of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of PM’s Office, that they have been hard hit economically by business closures, dating back to March 19th, and have had no revenues, while expenses are mounting on a daily basis.

As the COVID-19 situation in Thailand appears to be improving, they argue that it is about time for their businesses to be allowed to reopen, and they promise to take necessary precautions to ensure safety for customers.

For instance, the operators said their staff would wear face masks or shields at all times and would cle

Cabinet endorses three packages to revive ailing tourism industry

Thailand’s Cabinet today approved three packages intended to reboot Thailand’s declining tourism industry, hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourist arrivals and revenues for the first quarter of this year fell by over 50% compared to the same period last year.

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said, after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had reminded the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, which initiated the three packages, to ensure that they are implemented with transparency and efficiency.

The first package is intended to provide incentives to about 1.2 million front-line medical personnel and public health volunteers.  Each will be given 2,000 baht travelling expenses for tw

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