A deputy army chief proposed to extend the state of emergency for another month and said it is necessary to maintain 14-day quarantine because it is an effective tool to contain the novel coronavirus.
The Thai girlfriend of the Malaysian man who contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 tested negative for the disease and so did 43 illegal migrant workers in the northern province.
Thailand on Tuesday reported three new coronavirus cases, two of whom returned from Russia, and another from India.
Deputy Prime Minister/Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said he sought an urgent budget worth 600 million baht for Thailand’s joint efforts with other countries to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019.
Deputy Prime Minister/Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow said a new economic rehabilitation plan would be completed within this month and it would not focus on cash handouts.
Lockdown easing relieves the contraction of border trade and its value is likely to exceed 1 trillion baht this year, according to the Department of Foreign Trade.
Eighty-three days without local infection of the coronavirus disease 2019 does not guarantee that Thailand is free of the disease, said the director-general of the Disease Control Department.
About 69,000 Thai people who had been stranded in other countries already arrived in their homeland, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha convened the first meeting of the Centre for Economic Situation Administration while the private sector urged for immediate help for SMEs.
The Livestock Development Department is working seriously to ensure the safety of Thai meat amid reports of COVID-19-contaminated meat in other countries, according to the department chief.
Phuket has been free of the coronavirus disease 2019 but still needs frequent tourism promotional campaigns because its tourism has not picked up, according to the mayor of Patong district.
Deputy Prime Minister/Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said there was no official confirmation about the report that a Thai man from Japan tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019.