Thailand on Thursday reported 1,470 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total infections to 48,113. Seven new deaths were reported, raising the toll to 117.
Koh Kood in Trat will be closed to tourists from April 23 to May 1, after two hotel employees on the island tested positive for Covid-19.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said harsher disease control measures may be imposed if existing ones fail to control the latest wave of COVID-19.
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration reported 1,458 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths over the past 24 hours.
The commander of the 4th Army Area has ordered subordinates to be ready to receive Thai returnees as Malaysia ordered illegal migrants to leave its soil within April 21.
The cabinet approved a 7,000-baht subsidy under the Rao Chana (We Win) program for 2.4 million more people and extend the deadline for the subsidy spending for a month to June 30.
Thailand will procure 35 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses from a few more producers, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he assigned Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai to attend a special ASEAN Summit on his behalf later this month.
Four more people died of COVID-19 as the new wave of infections linked to entertainment places spread the disease to 71 provinces, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
Officials on the tourist island were seriously screening visitors from 17 provinces earlier declared red COVID-19 maximum control zones.
Officials arrested four Rohingya men from the Rakhine State of Myanmar after they had sneaked into Mae Sot district. They admitted to each paying 100,000 baht to smugglers.
About 600-700 people are seeking COVID-19 tests daily at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute that will also function as a field hospital to treat COVID-19 patients in greater Bangkok.