COVID-19: Thailand records zero death for second consecutive days

Some shopping malls are preparing to reopen their business. – Filepic/AP

BANGKOK: Thailand has reported 32 new COVID-19 cases and no new fatalities for second consecutive days, bringing the total of positive cases to 2,765 with the number of casualties remains at 47.

Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Thaweesilp Wissanuyothin said another 141 patients had recovered and returned home, raising the tally of patients discharged from hospital to 1,928 with 790 patients were still receiving treatment.

He said nine provinces in Thailand remained free from COVID-19.

"A total of 33 provinces have no new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days," he said at the COVID-19 daily briefing here today.

He said from January to March, about 36 per cent of COVID-19 cases were linked to those who returned from abroad and 20 per cent were those visited entertainment outlets.

However, he said from March to April, 36 per cent of the new cases were linked to patients who had close contact with previously confirmed cases, mostly family members, while another 14 per cent were travellers to Thailand.

As the situation in the kingdom continues to improve, many have called on the government to lift restrictions as the Emergency Decree will expire on April 30.

Some shopping malls are preparing to reopen their business.

Thaweesilp said Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan o-cha would chair a meeting to discuss and decide the matter.