Thailand reports 54 new coronavirus cases, two more deaths

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok
A vendor wearing a protective face mask sells mangoes in a market during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

April 9, 2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported 54 new coronavirus cases and 2 more deaths on Thursday, 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.

(Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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