• On the 4th of April 2020, 89 new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, bringing the total number of cases to 2,067.
• Of the newly reported cases, 21 cases were identified in people entering or returning to Thailand, highlighting the need for strict compliance with quarantine requirements. The Thai Government has announced that between now and 15 April, Thailand will take steps to reduce the number of people entering the country.
• A total of 33 of the new cases are close contacts of previously confirmed cases, highlighting the need for strict adherence with social distancing in all settings. Cases are also still being reported in individuals whose work brings them into contact with large numbers of people, suggesting that further social distancing restrictions may be required.
• 64 of 76 provinces have now reported laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Approximately half of the cases to date have occurred in Bangkok and half have been detected in other provinces.
• 35 healthcare workers have been infected to date. To protect our healthcare workers and health system, it is essential that all of us remain inside our homes as much as possible, maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other persons, wash our hands frequently and comply with the Thai government request for all persons to wear cloth face masks when in public spaces.