The Ministry of Public Health confirmed a significant jump in cases this afternoon with a total of 32 new cases announced at an afternoon press conference with the Department of Disease Control.
This is a highly developing story.
The list of new infected is varied, with nine from a boxing gym, three more confirmed with contact with a group that had a party from Hong Kong and five who officials said caught from a nightclub frequented by other infected.
The names and exact locations of most of the establishments were not given but did not appear to be in Chonburi.
The list also includes three more staff members at Suvarnabhumi airport and five Thai Nationals recently returned from overseas. One Thai officer recently returned from overseas was also confirmed.
Additionally, two foreigners were confirmed although specific details were not given.
Two staff members at a Bangkok restaurant were also confirmed who had caught the virus from the owner who had previously posted on Facebook and had been very transparent about the situation.
Thailand stressed they are still in stage two, with limited local transmission and are tracing contacts for all the new cases. However, only the Prime Minister has the authority to move to stage three, not the Ministry of Public Health.
The Ministry of Public Health is set to suggest further restrictions tomorrow to the Prime Minister to control the situation in Thailand, including possibly closing the massive nightlife industry, restricting travel both international and domestic and measures to cancel private events and functions. All of these are suggestions at this time.
The conference also stated that a total of 51 people are awaiting final results in hospitals. They suggested that events with more than 100 people are cancelled and not held, including weddings. The venues where a cluster case were found, such as a boxing stadium and a nightclub visited by the previous cluster, will be closed for fourteen days and all staff quarantined as the venue is deep cleaned.
We will keep you updated throughout this event.