Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health confirmed on Tuesday that 3 more people have died from the coronavirus outbreak bringing the total number of fatalities to 4.
The number of confirmed cases in the country has also risen by 106 cases to 827 cases total.
Two of the new fatalities were septuagenarians while one was suffering from diabetes.
Tuesday’s numbers marks the third day in a row that cases have risen by more than 100.
Tuesday’s cabinet meeting will address the rising number and it is expected that a state of emergency will be declared and a curfew will be imposed before the end of the week.
Sources inside the government say that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ochoa is under pressure from both the business community and his government to impose stricter measures to stop the outbreak.
“Several members of the cabinet are petitioning the prime minister to start the curfew tonight after the cabinet meeting,” a Palang Pracharath MP told Thai Enquirer. “The prime minister might impose it later in the week so that people have time to prepare.
“They’re also likely to declare a state of emergency and possibly impose martial law before too long,” the MP said.