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Monday, June 21, 2021

COVID UPDATE: 2,256 new infections and 30 deaths

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The Thai health service has reported the balance of the past 24 hours in Thailand. There were 30 new Covid-related deaths and 2,256 new infections. 183 of today’s new infections came from the prison system.

Yesterday, the numbers rose significantly due to the release of case numbers from two highly contaminated prisons, the Bangkok Remand Prison and the Central Women’s Correctional Institution.

The Thai Volleyball Federation still hopes to send a team to participate in the Nations League in Italy, despite a number of cases in the team’s training camp. The TVA has withdrawn the women’s team from the tournament after 22 players and officials tested positive earlier this week. The team leader announced that the results of further tests are expected next Monday.

“We will try to send a team to participate in this event. We hope our athletes are healthy and ready for this competition. If necessary, we can call other players. “

A labor camp in northern Bangkok was closed by officials after 196 people tested positive for Covid. The new cluster was discovered during proactive testing at Soi Yai Phol on Chalermprakiat Chulabhorn Road in Lak Si, south of Don Mueang Airport.

After increasing domestic travel yesterday in the last quarter of 2021, Thailand’s tourism authority lowered its domestic travel outlook and revenue for the remainder of this year “due to the economic downturn”.

TAT Governor Khun Yuthasak Supasorn said that last year 90.5 million domestic trips, aided by Thai government incentives such as “We Travel Together” and “Tour Teaw Thai” (Travel Thailand), set the bar for that year. awakened. However, last year’s sales also include the first three months of 2020, which were largely unaffected by the impending pandemic and border closures.

Yuthasak said the measures could start in late June or early July if the current wave of infections “hopefully is under control”.

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