Thailand reports 54 new coronavirus cases, two more deaths
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)