Thailand remains free of local COVID-19 infection for 43 days

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Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, director of the ministry’s Bureau of General Communicable Diseases.
Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, director of the ministry’s Bureau of General Communicable Diseases.

The Public Health Ministry reported no new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection and no new deaths from the disease.

Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, director of the ministry’s Bureau of General Communicable Diseases, said as there was not a new case of COVID-19, the total remained at 3,195. Of them, 2,444 were locally infected and 258 were found in state quarantine facilities.



He said 3,072 people recovered, 65 patients were at hospitals, the death toll remained unchanged at 58 and Thailand ranked 99th by the number of total cases.

Dr Sophon said Thailand had been free of local COVID-19 infection for 43 days thanks to people’s efforts to protect themselves by wearing face masks, observing social distancing and regularly washing hands.

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He warned that COVID-19 could spread in the country again if Thai people were reckless. A survey by Suan Dusit Poll on 1,109 people showed that 52.93% of respondents were less concerned about the disease, 29.94% maintained their levels of concerns, 12.44% had no worries, and 4.69% were more concerned, he said.

Dr Sophon urged operators to strictly maintain disease control measures including sanitizing and ventilating premises, checking body temperatures and providing alcohol gel. He encouraged people to wear face masks while going out, refrain from touching faces, avoid crowded places and use the Thaichana app for check-ins and checkouts at places and the evaluation of premises’ hygiene. (TNA)