RECAP: Thailand reports 1,765 new Covid-19 domestic infections with two additional deaths with underlying conditions in past 24 hours, new Covid-19 health restrictions begin today

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Thailand announced 1,765 domestic infections among a total of 1,767 new Covid-19 Coronavirus daily cases with two additional deaths in the past 24 hours, CCSA spokesperson Taweesilp Visanyothin announced this morning, April 18th.

The two fatalities were a 54-year-old monk from Bangkok who previously had chronic liver disease and diabetes and a 70-year-old woman from Bangkok with underlying conditions of SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic liver disease.

Regarding domestic infections, the first group of 347 local infections was discovered in Bangkok. 104 of them were reportedly connected to entertainment venues and the other 243 infections were connected to other risky places.

The second group includes 273 cases that were reported in Bangkok’s vicinity. 43 of them were reportedly connected to entertainment venues and the other 273 cases were connected to other risky places.

The last group includes 1,145 domestic infections that were found in other provinces. 161 of them were connected to entertainment venues and 984 of them were connected to other risky places. The majority of the group was discovered in Chonburi alone with 229 infections, followed by Chiang Mai with 164 and Nonthaburi with 100.

As of today, 113 people fully recovered in the past 24 hours and have been released from field hospitals and quarantine centers. Thailand has now reached a total of 42,352 cases with 28,683 recoveries and a total of 101 deaths since the start of the pandemic. About 2,876 people received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccination and another 386 people received their second shot yesterday, marking a total number of 608,521 vaccinated people in Thailand who have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Today has also marked the first day of the new Covid-19 health measures implementation nationwide following the announcement on Friday. The restrictions includes the closure of all entertainment venues, the prohibition of alcohol sales in dine-in restaurants, red zone restrictions of the closure of all restaurants after 11:00 P.M. as well as convenience stores like 7-11’s and supermarkets from 11:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M., and more.

Additionally, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has asked airline agencies to refrain from operating domestic flights from 11:00 PM. to 4:00 AM. to act accordingly to the new restrictions and to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, starting today, April 18th.

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