BANGKOK — Thailand reported over 500 brand new coronavirus instances on Saturday, the nation’s greatest daily tally.
The 548 new instances, a lot of them linked with an epidemic in a wholesale fish market on the outskirts of Bangkok, come after the nation saw just a few infections within the last several months as a result of rigorous boundary and quarantine controls.
Health officials stated 516 of those new cases were present about the outbreak in the Klang Koong fish marketplace in Samut Sakhon province. All those infections were connected to some 67-year-old seafood seller who tested positive for the coronavirus before, the director-general of the Department of Medical Sciences, Opas Karnkawinpong, stated in a news conference broadcast to all TV stations on Saturday night.
The very first case in the market was supported on Thursday, followed by 13 more on Friday.
Samut Sakhon Gov. Veerasak Vichitsangsri said late Saturday that rigorous measures, such as a 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew, will be taken from the state to fight the outbreak.
Samut Sakhon is 34 km (21 kilometers ) southwest of Bangkok, the capital.
With over 5,000 cases and 60 deaths, Thailand has managed to largely control the virus. Ahead of the week’s outbreak, there were very few instances of local transmission in recent weeks, as life returned mostly back to normal.