Thailand’s government said on Thursday that it had discovered seven cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in state quarantine.
The patients are five Thai returnees from Hungary (2), the Netherlands (1), UAE (1), India (1) and two foreigners from the US (1) and Kuwait (1).
The new discovery brings the total number of cases up to 3,622.
There are no new fatalities leaving the death toll at 59.
Forty-eight people have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of discharged patients to 3,439.
Currently, 124 people remain in hospital.
Peacekeeping in Sudan
31 out of 180 Thai soldiers who returned from a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan have contracted the coronavirus, the army said on Wednesday.
The remaining 149 have been tested and are now in state quarantine.
Another 76 Thai soldiers are expected to return to Thailand from the peacekeeping mission on October 11. So far, they have all been tested negative for the virus before departure while in South Sudan.
The Thai army has been actively participating in the UN peacekeeping and related missions since the turn of the century.
In 2003, 422 non-combatant personnel were deployed in Iraq. In 2005, Thailand sent 175 soldiers, mostly engineers, to the civil war in Burundi. In 2018, 273 soldiers were sent for peacekeeping mission in South Sudan as well.