BANGKOK: Thailand on Thursday (Jun 18) reported six new COVID-19 cases. The new cases were quarantined Thais returning from Saudi Arabia and India, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, a spokesperson for the government’s COVID-19 Administration Centre. There are now 3,141 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Thailand, with the death toll at 58. READ: Thailand ends curfew, marks 21 days with no local COVID-19 cases Thailand has eased many of its restrictions and has recorded no new local transmissions for 24 days in a row, while 2,997 patients have recovered. Separately, Thailand’s aviation regulator said on Thursday that inbound international travel could resume next month for business purposes, as the country seeks to revive an economy hit badly by the impact of the coronavirus and global travel curbs. Thailand’s tourism industry, which accounts for 12 per cent of the economy, has ground to a halt from travel bans and health concerns, and projects as few as 14 million visitors this year, down from nearly 40 million in 2019. “In July, we may open for some groups, but it will not be 100 per cent,” director-general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), Chula Sukmanop, told Reuters. A flight ban for all but repatriation flights is due… Read full this story
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