Thailand reports 54 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

Thailand’s new coronavirus cases include five Thais repatriated from Indonesia who had traveled to South Sulawesi province. (AFP)
Updated 09 April 2020

Thailand reports 54 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

  • New cases include five Thais repatriated from Indonesia who had traveled to South Sulawesi province

BANGKOK: Thailand reported 54 new coronavirus cases and 2 more deaths on Thursday, including a 74-year-old French national.
An 82-year-old Thai man also died, said a spokesman for the government’s Center for CoVID-19 Situation Administration.
The new cases include five Thais repatriated from Indonesia who had traveled to South Sulawesi province for a religious gathering last month before the event was postponed.
Thailand has reported a total of 2,423 cases and 32 fatalities, while 940 patients have recovered and gone home since the outbreak started in January.


Pakistan to resume international flight operations

Updated 21 min 35 sec ago

Pakistan to resume international flight operations

  • Pakistan has largely rolled back its lockdown measures and resumed domestic flights this month

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will allow international flights to resume, an aviation official said on Friday, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights since March to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Both national and foreign airlines shall be allowed to operate from all international airports of Pakistan with exception of Gwadar and Turbat,” said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, Senior Joint Secretary at the Civil Aviation Authority in a statement, adding that flights would be allowed from Saturday.
Pakistan has largely rolled back its lockdown measures and resumed domestic flights this month despite a rise in the rate of coronavirus infections. Some airlines received exemptions during the closure to enable international repatriation flights in and out of Pakistan.