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Curfew not being extended as 2 more patients die

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (9.4.2020) ruled out the extension of the 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew while getting ready to release more professions from the ongoing lockdown.

At 12.30 p.m. today Dr Thaweesilp Wisanuyothin, the spokesperson of the Anti-Covid-19 Pandemic Committee, said while Prime Minister Prayut decided to not extend the curfew at today’s meeting of this special panel, he urged the public to strictly follow all emergency measures, PostToday reported.

Meanwhile Deputy Prime Minister Wisanu Krua-ngam is gathering information on releasing certain professions from the lockdown and bulk approval is expected shortly.

Latest figures released by the government show that 54 more people got infected with the coronavirus taking the total so far to 2,423, spread across in 67 provinces, with 940 having recovered, Sanook.com reported

Two more persons died in this outbreak  over the past 24 hours, taking the total 32 fatalities.

The 31st victim was a Frenchman, 74, who had no underlying illnesses and first fell sick on March 27 suffering from fever, cough, fatigue and stomachache. He was treated at a hospital in Chonburi and while there found to be infected with Covid-19. His condition worsened on April 7 and he died next day.

The 32nd victim was a 82-year-old Thai man who fell sick on  March 25 suffering from a high fever reaching 38.5 degrees Celsius, cough and fatigue.  He was treated at a hospital in Samut Prakarn but his condition worsened and he died on April 8.


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha addressing a press conference recently.


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