Thailand crests a thousand COVID-19 cases with 111 more reported

Photo: @Yui_Project / Twitter
Photo: @Yui_Project / Twitter

Thailand reported 111 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, hitting a grim milestone of more than 1,000 since the outbreak began.

In their daily briefing, officials could only identify how a sliver of those patients became ill, saying that three were health care workers, and another 13 were infected via known outbreak clusters or travel abroad.

Six of those were boxing stadium patrons and one was a Pattani resident who returned from a mass religious gathering in Malaysia where hundreds from around the region were infected. Those likely infected abroad were five Thai nationals and one American.

Four people have died and 1,045 have been infected since the first case was detected Jan. 5.

This morning, Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Co. Ltd. announced that MRT Nonthaburi Civic Center is closed from today onward after a staff member tested positive. 

The country also entered a state of emergency today with with several restrictions that include closing the kingdom to all foreigners except for limited exceptions including those with valid work permits. 

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