As of this morning the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) in Bangkok has confirmed that Thailand has gone one hundred days without a single confirmed and recorded locally spread case of Covid-19.
They also stated that sports stadiums and schools are fully able to open with socially distanced crowds depending on the provincial governor. The Chonburi Governor has already given permission.
Eight cases of Covid-19, all imported, were listed today from overseas, the majority being from the US. Four of the imported cases were foreign English teachers from the United States returning with work permits.
Thailand has had a total of 3,425 cases with 3,274 recovered. There have been 58 deaths but none recorded for months. There are just over 90 cases still under treatment in hospitals, nearly all asymptomatic and in state quarantine according to the CCSA. All are imported cases.
Despite the good news on the case front, a growing economic problem looms according to many critics and some government officials. International borders remain closed and the countries popular and profitable foreign tourism industry remains shut down, causing deep concerns across the country.
Official numbers show only two million people unemployed from the Ministry of Labor, however, the majority of labor in Thailand is considered informal and the numbers do not reflect staff, such as those in the majority of the bar industry. Experts say that the true number is close to seven million and growing the longer borders remain closed.