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Zero new cases but state quarantine centres in focus

May 22. 2020
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By The Nation

There were no new cases of Covid-19 or any deaths over a 24-hour period, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Friday (May 22).

Meanwhile, 13 people have fully recovered and returned home.

However, test results of two persons who had returned from Egypt are awaited.

As of May 22, the total number of confirmed cases in the country was 3,037 -- 71 are under treatment, 2,910 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 56 deaths.

Globally, cumulative cases have passed 5 million with around 330,000 deaths

In the last two weeks, positive Covid-19 cases have been detected in returnees from overseas. According to data, confirmed cases in last 14 days have been found in state quarantine (15 cases), close contacts (11), proactive testing (6) immigration quarantine area (5) people visiting community areas (5) and infection from occupations such as deliveryman (3).

Dr Taweesin explained the reason why the ThaiChana platform has to record location data for two months. The decision was made based on Public Health Ministry statistics that when an outbreak occurs, such as at the boxing stadium on March 11, it took around two months to find all related and close contacts of the positive cases.

He lauded all citizens who are cooperating by wearing face masks to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. It has been found that more than 90 per cent of Thai people wear masks when in public places, he said.

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