BANGKOK: Thailand today confirmed 50 new Covid-19 cases, including two Myanmar nationals and a six-month-old baby, taking its total to 322.
Six of the new cases had attended a mass religious gathering at Sri Petaling mosque in Malaysia, said the director-general of disease control Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoen.
He said 41 of the new cases were linked to infected patients, including 18 who visited a crowded Muay Thai stadium; five who visited entertainment outlets; and 12 (including the baby and a policeman) who had close contacts with confirmed patients.
Suwannachai urged the public who attended the Muay Thai matches to undergo self-quarantine to curb the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, Public Health Ministry spokesman Thaweesilp Wissanuyothin said the authorities could only track down 55 out of the 500 people who were at the Muay Thai stadium.
“Another nine of the new cases (including the two Myanmar nationals) were those who returned from overseas and had close contacts with foreigners. Three cases are under investigation for the source of infections.
“Covid-19 cases were reported in 24 provinces and the majority of them were located in Bangkok,” he said.
To date, Thailand has 322 positive cases, with one death. Forty-three patients have been discharged while 278 still remain hospitalised.
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