The Center for Covid19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, stated this morning that Thailand has a total of zero new confirmed cases of the Covid19 Coronavirus for the first time since the infection truly started spreading in the country.
Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the CCSA, confirmed the results at a daily press conference.
This is not the first time Thailand has actually recorded zero local widespread cases, The Pattaya News notes, but the first time with no imported or local cases since the outbreak began months ago.
In addition 46 more people were marked as fully released and recovered from the virus, leaving only 117 people nationwide still in treatment for the disease.
Out of 77 provinces in Thailand, nine provinces have never had any reported Coronavirus cases and fiftt provinces haven’t had any cases in the last 28 days.
Chonburi reached 19 days in a row today with no new cases. Pattaya City has had no cases in 29 days.
This comes as some slightly less restrictions are expected Sunday and reopening of some closed businesses, although many sectors remain closed including the entertainment industry which is the main earner in the Pattaya area.
Dr. Taweesin also addressed those who claim Thailand is not testing enough people and stated this is simply not true and they are vigorously testing high risk groups across the country and in areas considered hot zones. The countries borders and international air traffic remain firmly closed, a significant factor in limiting new cases, he added.
Although Dr. Taweesin was excited for the result he also warned people to still practice proper hygiene and social distancing behaviors and urged them not to relax their guard.