Tuesday: 2 more Covid cases

This photo taken on Sunday shows a couple with a child walking past a sign advising visitors to wear face masks at Lumpini Park in Bangkok to prevent the spread of Covid-19. (AFP)

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Two additional cases of Covid-19 were found in Thailand over the past 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,171.

No additional deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 58.

The country has now gone 36 days without any local transmissions.

A spokesperson said the two new cases were Thai masseurs aged 27 and 28 who returned from Qatar on June 16. They were quarantined in Chon Buri province.

The two tested negative for the disease on June 21, but positive on Saturday. Both were asymptomatic. Three other returnees on the same flight also contracted Covid-19.

Total cases rose to 3,171, 3,056 of whom recovered, including three patients released over the past 24 hours. Fifty-seven patients were at hospitals and all of them were returnees. The death toll remained unchanged at 58.


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