BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported 1,390 new coronavirus circumstances on Monday, slowing barely after a run of file each day highs, amid a brand new wave of infections that has seen a 3rd of the nation’s circumstances recorded this month alone.
The brand new infections have been down by a fifth from Sunday’s file 1,767 circumstances, which the coronavirus taskforce stated was attributable to measures to manage the unfold and requests for individuals to keep away from journey and gatherings.
“Measures we now have launched for subsequent two weeks will cut back circumstances, journey and dangerous actions,” Apisamai Srirangsan, a spokeswoman for the taskforce, instructed a briefing.
Three new deaths have been reported, taking complete fatalities to 104.
Thailand’s third wave of infections is its most difficult to date, reaching all 77 of its provinces because the nation celebrated an extended vacation. The infections embody the highly-transmissible B.1.1.7 variant of the virus and the vast majority of circumstances have been with out signs.
Colleges, bars and therapeutic massage parlours have been closed till subsequent month and alcohol gross sales banned in eating places.
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Of the 14,736 new circumstances this month, 3,615 have been in Bangkok, the outbreak epicentre, and 146 medical personnel have been contaminated, the taskforce stated.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is assured the present measures to forestall super-spreading occasions would comprise the speed of infections, authorities spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri stated on Monday.
“The federal government determined to not implement ‘lockdown’ and ‘curfew’ to keep away from bigger influence to the general public. Nonetheless, everyone seems to be urged to strictly adjust to the COVID-19 measures,” he stated in a press release.
The federal government stated it could implement extra financial stimulus measures as acceptable.
Final week, Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow stated this 12 months’s financial development goal of 4% may very well be missed as a result of new outbreak.
(Reporting by Orathai Sriring and Panarat Thepgumpanat; Modifying by Martin Petty)
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