Thailand reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, total number at 2,765

BANGKOK Thailand on Sunday reported 32 new cases, from Saturday’s 33. No deaths were reported for the second consecutive day.

Total COVID-19 cases stood at 2,765, with 1,928 recoveries and 790 still in hospital. Total death toll remained at 47.

Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Sunday that although there is a clear sign that the COVID-19 curve is flattening, he advised all Thais not to let their guards down, as relaxing measures in social distancing may see a spike in return on infections.

Taweesin said at a news conference that the CCSA has not yet decided on an extension to the state of emergency decree, which is due to expire on April 30, or whether to allow shopping malls to reopen on May 1, as widely reported in the Thai media.

However, he said Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will chair the CCSA meeting end of this coming week and will assess the COVID-19 situation before determining whether measures will be eased or not. 

Source: China – ASEAN Business Council