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COVID19 UPDATE (30 May 2020)

- 1 new confirmed #COVID19 case (3,077 total)
- 16 more discharged (2,961)
- 59 in hospital
- no new deaths (57)

The new case is another returnee from abroad found in state quarantine.  credit @SaksithCNA
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Trump cuts ties with WHO as pandemic grips Latin America

US President Donald Trump said he is severing ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll from the disease spiked again in the United States and Brazil.

Trump's move signals an end to hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to the United Nations agency just when it needs it most, with outbreaks in many parts of the world yet to reach their peak.

Countries in Latin America are bracing for difficult weeks ahead, especially Brazil, where the death toll shot up by 1,124 on Friday and there were a record number of new infections.

Trump initially suspended funding to the WHO last month, accusing it of not doing enough to curb the early spread of the virus and being too lenient with China, where the virus emerged late last year.

On Friday he made that decision permanent in a major blow for the UN agency's finances, as the United States is by far its biggest contributor, pumping in $400 million last year.

"Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization," Trump told reporters.

The Republican leader said the US would be redirecting WHO funds "to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs."

"The world needs answers from China on the virus. We must have transparency," Trump said.

Beijing has furiously denied US allegations that it played down or even covered up the threat from the virus after it was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, insisting it has been forthcoming.

- 'Living in fear' -

The pandemic has since claimed almost 364,000 lives globally and the number of cases is nearing six million.

Populations are now learning to adjust to life with the long-term threat of infection as the virus continues its march around the globe and a vaccine remains elusive.

As the disease spreads across South America, the poor have been hit hard in countries like Brazil, which now has the second highest number of cases in the world after the United States.

Lockdowns have interrupted the meager services many depend on, such as school lunches for hungry children and water deliveries.

"In 26 years, I've never seen so many people living in fear, so many people going hungry," said Alcione Albanesi, founder of charity Amigos do Bem, which distributes supplies to communities in the hot, dry and impoverished Sertao region of Brazil's northeast.

"Everything has ground to a stop. But hunger doesn't stop."

Chile also logged another record number of deaths on Friday, pushing its total to almost 1,000.

The surge in the Americas comes as the number of infections continues to fall in much of Europe, which is pressing on down the path to economic re-opening after months of crippling lockdowns.

Italy's iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa is set to open Saturday, cinemas will reopen in Austria, and parks are scheduled to throw open their gates in Paris.

Tourism-dependent Greece said it will restart its two main airports for arrivals from 29 countries from June 15 as the summer travel season picks up. But some European nations hard hit by the virus are not on the list, such as France, Spain, Britain and Italy.

In Austria, hotels were on Friday allowed to take in tourists again under special guidelines, provided masks are worn.

"It's of course a lot more effort now. But the most important thing is that guests return," Gilbert Kratschmann, marketing manager at the Das Triest boutique hotel in Vienna, told AFP.

Turkey too moved ahead with easing its restrictions as mosques opened for the first time in months, drawing hundreds of worshippers in masks for mass prayers in Istanbul.

And Denmark said it would reopen its border to visitors from Germany, Norway and Iceland from June 15, although Britain and the rest of the European Union will have to wait a few more months for access.

Across the Atlantic, the US capital Washington resumed outdoor dining with social distancing precautions in place, and in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state was "on track" to begin reopening in the week of June 8, even as the death toll in the US spiked again by 1,225 on Friday.

Disney World in Florida said it will be up and running again from July 11.

The economic damage from weeks of lockdowns continues to pile up, with Chile taking out a two-year $24 billion credit line with the IMF Friday to tackle the virus fallout.

India's economy grew at its slowest pace in two decades in the first quarter, and Canada and Brazil also said their GDP figures shrank.

Germany and the European Commission meanwhile reached agreement on a giant Berlin-funded rescue plan for virus-hit Lufthansa, a commission spokeswoman and a source close to the negotiations said.

But there were signs of progress in the sporting world, with England's FA Cup final set to take place on August 1, football authorities announced, and competition in Spain's La Liga will resume on June 11.

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Govt clarifies on Inter-provincial transport during curfew hours

The government has suggested that people defer inter-provincial travel, or travel only if it were necessary, as that would help slow or prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Phase 3 of the easing of lockdown measures, which comes into effect from June 1, permits inter-province travel to allow people to return to normal life and help revive the economy.

Travel across provinces in phase 3 as published in the Government Gazette sets the following conditions:

▪︎No one should be out during curfew hours between 11pm and 3am the following day.

▪︎Passenger vehicles as well as those involved in public transport of people or goods that depart from a province before 11pm can arrive at the destination in another province after 3am the next day.

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13 Thais return from South Korea with high fever

A Korean Airlines flight arrived at 9.25pm on Saturday (May 30) at Suvarnabhumi Airport bringing 194 Thais from South Korea.

The screening officer found 13 of the passengers with high fever and immediately sent them to hospital. The rest took the bus to14-day state quarantine areas according to state measures while 18 were sent to alternative state quarantine at the designated hotel.

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COVID19 UPDATE (31 May 2020)

- 4 new confirmed #COVID19 cases (3,081 total)
- 2 more discharged (2,963)
- 61 still in hospital
- no new deaths (57)

All new cases found in state quarantine.  credit @SaksithCNA
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Private quarantine facilities at own cost offered to returning foreigners

Foreigners and Thai nationals returning to Thailand from abroad can choose special services at their own expense during their 14 days of quarantine on arrival.
The Public Health Ministry has collaborated with private organisations to provide Alternative State Quarantine accommodation, the PR Thai Government Facebook page informed this week.

This kind of quarantine venues are for those who need more services and conveniences compared to normal state quarantine.

According to the Facebook page, participating hotels must have a contract with a hospital to take care of their guests, regarding healthcare and treatment, throughout the quarantine period.

Hotels offering Alternative State Quarantine are required to pass the assessment of the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Defence, it said.

There are currently five places ready to accommodate people returning from foreign countries -- Movenpick Wellness BDMS Resort Hotel, Qiu Hotel Sukhumvit, Grand Richmond Hotel, Royal Benja Hotel, and The Idle residence. The places are located in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Pathum Thani.

The quarantine promotions offered by the hotels vary in price and service. Those interested in the Alternative State Quarantine accommodation can check the hotels' websites or their social media channels.

According to Qiu Hotel Sukhumvit, around 90 guests have totally taken its Alternative State Quarantine accommodation since the service started. Also, the hotel informed that total rooms, prepared for being Alternative State Quarantine, were 79.

Moreover, Qiu Hotel revealed that around 600 to 700 people have asked it about this service, estimated from those Facebook's direct messages and comments.

On Friday (May 29), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that foreigners with work permits or permission from the Labour Ministry or other government agencies would be allowed to enter the country after registration, under the third phase of lockdown relaxation.

Eligible foreign nationals can submit their applications to the Thai embassies in their respective countries, deputy spokesman Natapanu Nopakun said. "They must have a health insurance and a health certificate, and will also be subject to 14 days quarantine in Thailand, either at a state facility or in a private facility at their own cost," he added.

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20 Thais back from UK have high fever, rushed to hospital

Twenty of the 251 Thais who returned home on Sunday (May 31) from the United Kingdom were found to have high fever and rushed to hospital, Suvarnabhumi Airport deputy director Kittipong Kittikachorn said.

"The 251 Thais departed from London on Thai Airways International Flight TG917 and arrived at the airport at 2.20pm," Kittipong explained. "Preliminary screening found that 20 passengers had high fever and they were rushed to hospital."

"There are 16 passengers who expressed an interest in entering alternative state quarantine facilities, while the rest were transported to the government's specified facilities in Bangkok and Samut Prakarn."

As of today, the UK has reported 274,762 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 38,489 deaths. It is one of the coronavirus hotspots in Europe following Spain.

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New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday

"In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy," said Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy's coronavirus contagion.

"The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out a month or two months ago," he told RAI television.

Italy has the third highest death toll in the world from COVID-19, with 33,415 people dying since the outbreak came to light on Feb. 21. It has the sixth highest global tally of cases at 233,019.

However new infections and fatalities have fallen steadily in May and the country is unwinding some of the most rigid lockdown restrictions introduced anywhere on the continent.

Zangrillo said some experts were too alarmist about the prospect of a second wave of infections and politicians needed to take into account the new reality.

"We've got to get back to being a normal country," he said. "Someone has to take responsibility for terrorizing the country."

The government urged caution, saying it was far too soon to claim victory.

"Pending scientific evidence to support the thesis that the virus has disappeared ... I would invite those who say they are sure of it not to confuse Italians," Sandra Zampa, an undersecretary at the health ministry, said in a statement.

"We should instead invite Italians to maintain the maximum caution, maintain physical distancing, avoid large groups, to frequently wash their hands and to wear masks."

A second doctor from northern Italy told the national ANSA news agency that he was also seeing the coronavirus weaken.

"The strength the virus had two months ago is not the same strength it has today," said Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases clinic at the San Martino hospital in the city of Genoa.

"It is clear that today the COVID-19 disease is different."

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COVID UPDATE (1 June 2020)

- 1* new confirmed #COVID19 cases (3,082 total)
- 2 more discharged (2,965)
- 60 still in hospital
- no new deaths (57)

*Thai returnee from Russia, first test in state quarantine was negative, but second test was positive, albeit no symptoms.  credit @SaksithCNA
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Thailand Covid-19 Situation 01.06.2020
The Thai Government is providing an English language broadcast on Thailand's COVID-19 situation.- Irish Community Thailand

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New ThaiChana app 'solves check-out problem'



Eighteen-and-a-half million people have used the new ThaiChana smartphone app to check in and out of 133,694 venues across the country, Polawat Witoolkollachit, inspector-general at the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, said on Monday (June 1).

The app version of the platform had been downloaded by 125,773 smartphone users, while users of both the old platform and the app had checked in and out of venues about 90 million times. The app was developed after shops and users complained that people were neglecting to check out of venues, negating the platform's effectiveness as a tool for social distancing.

"After we launched the application version, the check in and out ratio increased from 56 per cent to 92 per cent," said Polawat.

With interprovincial travel allowed again after the third phase of lockdown easing, Polawat asked restaurants and convenience stores in filling stations to register for ThaiChana so the government can collect people's travel history to trace potential Covid-19 outbreaks.

Meanwhile, he cautioned users that spam received via Apple's iMessage system is not related to ThaiChana, adding that data from the platform was managed by the Department of Disease Control.

"The iMessage system is different from the SMS system because iMessage can send messages via the internet without using a telephone number, so we urge Apple to solve this issue as soon as possible," he said. "We advise people to delete such messages and report them to Apple Inc."

He confirmed that the Android version of the ThaiChana app only recorded check in and out information, adding that the iOS version would be available for download soon.

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Songkran holidays will rely on number of new infections

Whether the Songkran holidays will be rescheduled in July depends very much on the number of new Covid-19 infections there are now that the third phase of lockdown easing began on Monday (June 1), Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said.

Thailand had postponed the Songkran holidays in April to help curb the pandemic.

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Distancing and masks cut COVID-19 risk, says largest review of evidence

Keeping at least one metre apart and wearing face masks and eye protection are the best ways to cut the risk of COVID-19 infection, according to the largest review to date of studies on coronavirus disease transmission.

In a review that pooled evidence from 172 studies in 16 countries, researchers found frequent handwashing and good hygiene are also critical - though even all those measures combined can not give full protection.

The findings, published in The Lancet journal on Monday, will help guide governments and health agencies, some of whom have given conflicting advice on measures, largely because of limited information about COVID-19.

"Our findings are the first to synthesise all direct information on COVID-19, SARS, and MERS, and provide the currently best available evidence on the optimum use of these common and simple interventions to help 'flatten the curve'", said Holger Schünemann from McMaster University in Canada, who co-led the research.

Current evidence suggests COVID-19 is most commonly spread by droplets, especially when people cough, and infects by entering through the eyes, nose and mouth, either directly or via contaminated surfaces.

For this analysis, an international research team conducted a systematic review of 172 studies assessing distance measures, face masks and eye protection to prevent transmission of three diseases caused by coronaviruses - COVID-19, SARS and MERS.

The researchers noted that the findings, while comprehensive, have some limitations for the current pandemic since most of the evidence came from studies of SARS and MERS.

They found, however, that physical distancing of at least 1 metre lowers risk of COVID-19 transmission, and that a distance of 2 metres could be more effective. Masks and protective eye coverings may also add protective benefits, though the evidence for that was less clear cut, they added.

Derek Chu, an assistant professor at McMaster University who co-led the work, said people should understand that "wearing a mask is not an alternative to physical distancing, eye protection or basic measures such as hand hygiene." REUTERS

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COVID UPDATE (2 June 2020)

- 1 new confirmed #COVID19 case (3,083 total)
- 1 more discharged (2,966)
- 59 in hospital
- 1 new death (58)

New case is a Thai student in state quarantine who returned from Saudi Arabia. Latest death is an 80 year old man in Narathiwat.  credit @SaksithCNA
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Thailand Covid-19 Situation 02.06.2020
The Thai Government is providing an English language broadcast on Thailand's COVID-19 situation. - Irish Community Thailand.

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Culture Ministry proposes holidays from July 4th to 9th for Songkran celebrations

Thailand's Ministry of Culture will propose, to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the declaration of special public holidays, from July 4th to 9th, for belated Songkran celebrations, which were postponed from mid-April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Culture Minister Itthiphol Khunpluem said today that the period is suitable because July 4th and 5th are a weekend and, since July 5th is the Asalha Puja religious observance day, July 6th can be another holiday.

By declaring the special Songkran holidays, Thai people will have a total of six days off to celebrate the water-splashing festival, said the Minister.

Alternatively, the celebrations could be held at the end of July, when there is a special holiday for the birthday of His Majesty the King, he added.

The Culture Minister added, however, that the issue must be discussed with health officials in the CCSA and the results of the easing of lockdown restrictions in the third phase in June will need to be assessed.

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Thailand plans 'travel bubbles' when borders reopen

The government plans to create so-called "travel bubbles" through bilateral agreements designed to keep the novel coronavirus in check when Thailand's borders are reopened.

"Once the situation improves, we'll allow travel between countries that we have an agreement with," Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said in a briefing in Bangkok on Tuesday, adding no such pacts have reached the cabinet yet.

The country's borders are restricted under a state of emergency that lasts until June 30, and most incoming international flights are banned. At the same time, officials are easing a lockdown after coronavirus cases dwindled, and mulling how to restart the crucial tourism sector to help counter a recession.

"There won't be free movement because we don't want another outbreak that could hurt both the origin and the destination," Gen Prayut said.

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Work permit holder boost but no news for separated families

The Foreign Ministry has informed Thailand's foreign chambers of commerce that foreigners who have work permits or permission from Thai government agencies will soon be allowed to enter the kingdom.

Currently, Thai nationals who wish to return to the country are being accommodated while some particular groups of foreigners such as diplomats or humanitarian workers are also allowed to enter.

Foreigners with work permits will be allowed to return once the aviation rules change although spouses and families are not included in the stipulation.

"It is for one group of non-Thai nationals, those with work permits. We understand that this has not included every group yet, but it's one good development," said Natapanu Nopakun, deputy spokesman of the ministry.

"We are going to implement step by step so please understand the measures that we have to take," he said adding that the discussion about whether to allow other groups of foreigners, including tourists, is still going on.

Eligible foreign nationals are invited to submit applications at Thai embassies in their countries. They must have health insurance and a health certificate.

Upon entry into the kingdom, non-Thai nationals will be subjected to a 14-day state quarantine at a government-designated or alternative approved facility at their own expense, and obliged to comply with the government's disease-prevention measures, according to information from the ministry.

In reaction to the announcement, a Twitter user wrote on Friday: "Pointless. By the time you have everything in order it would be mid-June and after quarantine July. Might as well just wait until July when likely there will be none of this nonsense."

The ministry has sent a letter, signed on May 28, to foreign chambers of commerce in Thailand stating that a regulation issued under the said emergency decree also allows non-Thai nationals who either possess a valid work permit or have already been granted permission from a Thai government agency to work in the kingdom, to apply for permission to enter the country.

"It is, however, requested that only those who urgently need to enter the kingdom may submit an application for entry.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in consultation with the Board of Investment and the Ministry of Labour, will consider all requests for entry on a case by case basis, taking into account urgency and economic importance, among others," the letter says.

Non-Thai nationals who wish to submit an application for entry are advised to contact the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in their country of departure to apply for a "Certificate of Entry into the Kingdom of Thailand" at least 10 working days before the date of intended departure.

It also requires a valid health insurance policy covering all expenditures for medical treatment, including Covid-19 worth at least US$100,000 (3.2 million baht).

The Thai Embassy/Consulate- General will forward the application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok. If the application is approved, the Thai Embassy/Consulate-General will be instructed to issue the "Certificate of Entry into the Kingdom of Thailand" and an appropriate visa to the applicant, the letter says.

At the port of departure/embarkation, the approved applicant is required to present the certificate issued by the Royal Thai Embassy Consulate-General; a completed and signed "Declaration Form" obtained from the Embassy/Consulate-General; and a "Fit to Fly Health Certificate" issued no more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure.

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COVID19 UPDATE (3 June 2020)

- 1* new confirmed #COVID19 case (3,084 total)
- 2 more discharged (2,968)
- 58 in hospital
- no new deaths (58)

*A Thai returnee from Saudi Arabia found in state quarantine.  credit @SaksithCNA
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(Reuters) - Thailand reported 17 new coronavirus cases on Thursday and no new deaths, taking the total number of infections to 3,101, of which 58 were fatalities. The new cases were Thai nationals in quarantine who recently returned from the Middle East, including 13 from Kuwait alone, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government's COVID-19 Administration Centre.

There are 2,968 patients who have recovered since the outbreak started. (pic below @TNAMCOT)

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Covid-19 Daily Briefing: June 4, 2020
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House

- New cases = 17, deaths = 0, total cases = 3,101 total deaths = 58, and total recoveries = 2,968

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COVID UPDATE (5 June 2020)

- 1 new confirmed #COVID19 cases (3,102 total)
- 3 more discharged (2,971)
- 73 in hospital
- no new deaths (58)

New case is a Thai returnee from Kuwait, was not found in state quarantine until second test and showed no symptoms.  credit @SaksithCNA
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Covid-19 Daily Briefing: June 5, 2020
An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand's #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at Government House

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Ministry authorises resumption of all public transport

The Ministry of Transport has allowed all public transport, such as buses, trains and planes to resume to meet the people's demand for travel, except to some provinces that had not ended the lockdown measures.

Anon Luangboriboon, the ministry's deputy permanent secretary, said that the move followed the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration's third phase of lockdown relaxation.

"However, the service methods depend on authorities that supervise each public transport, such as the Department of Land Transport, State Railway of Thailand, and Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand," he said.

He said that of 19 provinces that were locked down, up to 12 provinces have allowed people to travel but they might have to undergo additional Covid-19 preventive measures.

"The ministry is requesting information about Covid-19 preventive measures from another eight provinces, expecting to receive the information soon," he said.

He added that all public transport were instructed to undergo the ministry's Covid-19 preventive measures, such as maintaining social distancing, wearing face mask, providing hand sanitising gels, and using the ThaiChana platform to monitor Covid-19 patients.

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i think she means   "It ain't over till the fat lady sings"   ::)

The World Health Organization says the COVID-19 crisis will not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world.

Some countries have seen "upticks" in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

"It's not over. It's not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world," WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a UN briefing on Friday in Geneva.

Some countries have seen upticks in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must protect themselves from the coronavirus while authorities continued testing, Harris said.

The epicentre of the pandemic is in countries of central, south and north America, particularly the United States, she said.

"On 'upticks' (in cases), yes we have seen in countries around the world - I'm not talking specifically about Europe - when the lockdowns ease, when the social distancing measures ease, people sometimes interpret this as 'OK, it's over'."

Harris, referring to US demonstrations since the killing of George Floyd 10 days ago, said protesters must take precautions. "We have certainly seen a lot of passion this week; we've seen people who have felt the need to be out and to express their feelings," she added. "We ask them to remember still protect yourself and others."

To avoid infection, the WHO advised people to maintain a distance of at least one metre, frequently wash hands and avoid touching their mouth, nose and eyes, Harris said.

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Two Thais out of 120 returning from India hospitalised with high fever  nationthailand.com

Two of the 120 Thais who returned home on Friday (June 6) from India were found to have high fever and rushed to hospital, Suvarnabhumi Airport deputy director Kittipong Kittikachorn said.

"The 120 Thais departed from Mumbai on Air India Flight AI 340 and arrived at the airport at 4.20pm," Kittipong said. "Preliminary screening found that two passengers had high fever and they were rushed to hospital."

The rest 188 passengers were transported to the government's facilities in Chonburi province to complete the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

India is one of the current hot spots of the Covid-19 outbreak in Asia, with more than 220,000 confirmed cases and over 6,300 deaths.
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COVID19 UPDATE (6 June 2020)

- 2 new confirmed #COVID19 cases (3,104 total)
- no new discharges (2,971)
- 75 in hospital
- no new deaths

New cases again in state quarantine, they returned from Russia and Kuwait, respectively. Both showed no symptoms.  credit @SaksithCNA
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G20 pledges more than $21 billion to fight coronavirus
(Reuters) – The Group of 20 rich and emerging economies has pledged more than $21 billion to fight the coronavirus, the group said early on Saturday.

"The G20, with invited countries, has coordinated the global efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, G20 members and invited countries have pledged over US$21 billion to support funding in global health," the group said in a statement.

The pledges will be directed towards diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, and research and development, the statement added.

In April the group called on all countries, non-governmental organizations, philanthropies and the private sector to help close a financing gap estimated at over $8 billion to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saudi Arabia, the current G20 chair has pledged $500 million to support global efforts to combat the pandemic. It said then it would allocate $150 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation, $150 million to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations, and $200 million to other health organisations and programmes.

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Stringent new normal measures imposed nationwide
(NNT) - Provinces have stepped up measures following the third phase of the lockdown relaxation, with Chanthaburi province announcing a D-Day against people leaving their homes without masks.


The authorities in Chanthaburi have noted travelers dropping their guard in terms of COVID-19 avoidance practices, with local public health official, Dr. Apirak Pisutaporn, urging visitors to closed spaces to keep their masks on, and to avoid crowded places.


Chanthaburi Governor Witurat Srinam admitted that locals have been seen commuting without waering masks and thereby posing a risk of a second wave of infections. The province will enforce mask-wearing stringently with a 20,000 baht fine from June 6 onward.


At Phuket's second transport terminal meanwhile, a large number of people were seen buying tickets to return home. The hub is practicing strict checks including temperature screenings and distancing. Sritrang Tours, which runs between Phuket and Hat Yai has reduced its bus loads from a maximum of 39 to only 19, and mandated that passengers scan the Thai Chana platform, with those unable to do so required to fill out a form.

People traveling to Phuket are required to register on the PHUKET SMART CHECK-IN application in accordance with anti-communicable disease measures.

Phang Nga Transport Terminal, has similarly seen an uptick in activity after restrictions on inter-provincial travel were lifted on June 4. Drivers at the terminal are required to report for temperature screenings as part of safety measures. They noted passengers have not reached their maximum yet, as only journeys to the south, including Phuket, Su-ngai Kolok and Betong are available.

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COVID19 UPDATE (7 June 2020)

- 8 new confirmed #COVID19 cases (3,112 total)
- 1 more discharged (2,972)
- 82 in hospital
- no new deaths (58)

13th day in a row without a local new case. All new cases today found in state quarantine (5 from UAE, 2 from Kuwait, 1 from India)  credit @SaksithCNA
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