The Thai Government recorded 29 new confirmed cases of the novel Covid-19 Coronavirus and three additional deaths today, as stated by the Covid-19 Situation Administration Center Spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin this morning.
Additionally, 96 people had fully recovered and been released from hospitals resulting in a total of 1,593 people in total who have beat the virus.
This overall downward trend is attributed to several factors, according to Dr. Taweesin, but is believed a National curfew from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM and many policies designed to encourage social distancing have driven the current overall success. Some of these policies includes the closures of most non essential businesses across the country, restrictions on travel to and from certain provinces identified as hot zones like Phuket and an alcohol ban on sales countrywide which is attributed as to helping prevent gatherings.
Responding to growing calls to re-open businesses from the economic and public sectors Dr. Taweesin stated that the Government understood the dire situation and the millions without work currently but that they had to move slowly and deliberately or risk damaging the significant progress they had made so far in fighting the virus.
The Government is set to reconvene and discuss the current emergency decree and restriction measures during the last week of this month, including the National Curfew.
The three new deaths were described as a 55 Malaysian man who worked as a tour guide with no prior health conditions, a 45 year old Thai woman with prior health conditions and who failed to receive regular treatment for Covid-19 and a 37 year old Thai man who also had prior health conditions.