Thailand reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Thailand reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok
A woman wearing a protective face mask is seen in Bangkok, Thailand, Apr 7, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun)

BANGKOK: Thailand reported 54 new COVID-19 cases and 2 more deaths on Thursday (Apr 9), including a 74-year-old French national.

An 82-year-old Thai man also died, said a spokesman for the government's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

The new cases include five Thais repatriated from Indonesia who had traveled to South Sulawesi province for a religious gathering last month before the event was postponed.

Thailand has reported a total of 2,423 cases and 32 fatalities, while 940 patients have recovered and gone home since the outbreak started in January.

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Source: Reuters/zl