Thailand finds 287 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Tuesday that it had found 287 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Of those, 278 were local infections while nine were found in quarantine facilities, according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Chonburi, Nonthaburi, Bangkok, and Samut Sakhon, where the second wave of the outbreak started, were still the provinces with the highest numbers of new cases, CCSA spokesperson Thaweesin Visanuyothin told reporters.

The latest province to reported new cases is Roi Et, bringing the total number affected by the second wave to 59 provinces.

On Tuesday, Samut Sakhon reported 176 new cases, while 33 were found in Bangkok, 15 in Chonburi, 12 in Samut Prakan, nine in Rayong and eight in Ang Thong.

While avoiding the term “lockdown”, the government has imposed travel restrictions in 28 highly controlled provinces including checkpoints and penalties.

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