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Thailand extends ban on flights to finish of June | Asia Information

2020-05-30 05:04:49


Individuals stand in entrance of facial recognition software program earlier than coming into the Icon Siam luxurious shopping center because it reopened after restrictions to halt the unfold of the COVID-19 coronavirus had been lifted in Bangkok on Might 17, 2020. (LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / Newpaper24)

BANGKOK / NEW DELHI / JERUSALEM / KUWAIT CITY / RAMALLAH / DUBAI / MANILA / DUBAI / ANKARA / SEOUL / ADEN / – Thailand has prolonged a ban on worldwide passenger flights once more for one more month till June 30 in a bid to include the unfold of COVID-19.

Kuwait on Saturday reported 942 new instances of COVID-19 and 11 extra deaths, elevating the tally of infections to 13,802 and the dying toll to 107, the well being ministry mentioned

“No passenger flights originating exterior the nation might land at Thai airports till June 30. The exceptions are state or army plane, emergency or technical touchdown, humanitarian help, drugs and aid flights, repatriation and cargo plane,” mentioned the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on its web site on Saturday evening.

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Thailand reported three further instances of the brand new coronavirus, bringing its whole instances to three,028 because the nation relaxes native restrictions and re-opens malls and shops.

The three new instances, detected in state quarantine, had been college students coming back from abroad, one from Pakistan and two from Egypt, a spokesman for the federal government’s Centre for COVID-19 Scenario Administration, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, mentioned on Sunday.

Thailand has reported a complete of 56 deaths and 116 sufferers had been nonetheless being handled.

2,856 sufferers have recovered.


India’s federal well being ministry Sunday morning reported 120 new deaths from COVID-19, and 4987 constructive instances since Saturday within the nation, taking the variety of deaths to 2,872 and whole instances to 90,927.

That is the best one-day spike in COVID-19 instances within the nation.

“As on 8:00 am (native time) Sunday, 2,872 deaths associated to novel Coronavirus have been recorded within the nation,” learn data launched by the ministry.

On Saturday morning the variety of COVID-19 instances within the nation was 85,940, and the dying toll was 2,752.

In response to ministry officers, to date 34,109 folks have been discharged from hospitals after displaying enchancment.

“The variety of energetic instances within the nation proper now could be 53,946,” learn the knowledge.

Sunday marks the 54th straight day of the continuing lockdown throughout the nation introduced by the central authorities to include the unfold of the pandemic.

The lockdown, introduced on March 25, was once more prolonged for the second time on Might 1 till Might 17. The fourth part is scheduled to start from Monday.

A household of migrant employee seems for transport to return to their village on the Delhi, Uttar Pardesh border throughout lockdown to stop the unfold of latest coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Might 16, 2020. (MANISH SWARUP / AP)


Israel’s Ministry of Well being reported 19 new coronavirus instances on Saturday, bringing the overall instances to 16,608.

One of many new sufferers is an academic workers member at an elementary faculty within the central metropolis of Rehovot.

In consequence, the varsity has been closed till Might 27, and 52 pupils from two lessons, in addition to workers members, had been instructed to endure dwelling quarantine till that date.

An elementary faculty worker within the coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv was additionally examined constructive, and because of this, a trainer and 7 pupils have entered dwelling quarantine.

In response to the ministry, the variety of victims elevated from 266 to 268, whereas the variety of sufferers in critical situation decreased from 60 to 59, out of 177 sufferers presently hospitalized.

The variety of recoveries reached 12,855, with 268 new recoveries, whereas the variety of energetic instances dropped to three,485, the bottom variety of energetic instances in Israel since March 27.


Kuwait on Saturday reported 942 new instances of COVID-19 and 11 extra deaths, elevating the tally of infections to 13,802 and the dying toll to 107, the well being ministry mentioned in a press release.

At present, 9,852 sufferers are receiving remedy, together with 169 in ICU, based on the assertion.

The ministry additionally introduced the restoration of 203 extra sufferers, elevating the overall variety of recoveries within the nation to three,843.


Palestine on Saturday confirmed a brand new coronavirus case within the southern West Financial institution district of Hebron, elevating the overall variety of instances in Palestinian territories to 555.

The most recent case is a Palestinian employee, who lives in Beit Ula village close to Hebron and returned from his work in Israel three days in the past, based on a press release by Palestine’s Well being Minister Mai al-Kaila.

The variety of recovered COVID-19 instances has elevated to 443, based on the Palestinian Well being Ministry.


The Philippines’ Division of Well being on Sunday reported 208 new instances of coronavirus infections and 7 extra fatalities.

The Southeast Asian nation’s whole confirmed instances have risen to 12,513, most of that are within the capital Manila, whereas its dying toll has climbed to 824. The variety of recoveries has reached 2,635, the well being division mentioned in a bulletin.


Qatar reported on Saturday one other 1,547 instances of the novel coronavirus, bringing the nation’s whole variety of confirmed infections to greater than 30,000.

With a inhabitants of about 2.7 million folks, the energy-rich Gulf state has one of many world’s highest per capita variety of confirmed instances.

The most recent well being ministry report on confirmed instances took the overall to 30,972, based on figures revealed on the ministry’s web site. Yet one more particular person died, bringing the dying toll to 15.

Solely about 300,000 of Qatar’s inhabitants are Qatari nationals and the coronavirus outbreak has affected primarily migrant employees, based on human proper teams.

Saudi Arabia

The variety of coronavirus instances in Saudi Arabia topped 50,000 on Saturday, the well being ministry mentioned.

A ministry official reported 2,840 new instances, taking the cumulative whole to 51,980. That was up from a mean of round 1,500 new instances a day over the previous week.

The dying toll within the kingdom elevated by 10 to 302, the official mentioned on state TV.

Saudi Arabia recorded its first COVID-19 an infection on March 2, a number of weeks after the preliminary outbreak in Asia.

Individuals stroll within the abandoned Istiklal avenue at Taksim district in Istanbul on Might 16, 2020, throughout a four-day curfew to stop the unfold of the epidemic COVID-19 brought on by the novel coronavirus. (OZAN KOSE / Newpaper24)


Singapore registered 682 extra infections of the brand new coronavirus, its well being ministry mentioned on Sunday, taking the city-state’s whole to 28,038 instances.

The overwhelming majority of the newly contaminated persons are migrant employees dwelling in dormitories, the ministry mentioned in a press release. 4 are everlasting residents.

South Korea

South Korea on Sunday reported 5 new home instances of coronavirus, all linked to a cluster of instances centred round bars and nightclubs within the capital which has raised fears within the nation of a contemporary wave of contagion.

After weeks of almost no new home coronavirus instances, South Korea relaxed its lockdown on Might 6, however a subsequent spike in infections linked to Seoul’s Itaewon nightlife neighbourhood pressured a speedy re-think.

The federal government has stood by its determination to ease broader restrictions by reopening places of work, public services and sports activities centres, however some nightclubs and bars within the capital had been ordered to shut once more, and authorities have additionally delayed the deliberate reopening of faculties by per week.

South Korea reported 13 new instances as of midnight Saturday, bringing the nation’s whole to 11,050 with 262 deaths.

Of these new instances, 5 had been linked to the outbreak from the evening spots in Seoul, and 7 had been folks with the an infection coming into South Korea from overseas.


Turkish Well being Minister Fahrettin Koca on Saturday reported 1,610 new COVID-19 instances and 41 extra deaths in Turkey.

The overall variety of confirmed instances within the nation has climbed to 148,067 whereas the dying toll surged to 4,096, Koca tweeted.

Turkey performed 42,236 assessments for the coronavirus within the final 24 hours, bringing the general variety of assessments carried out to 1,589,625, he acknowledged.

As well as, 108,137 sufferers have recovered from COVID-19 because the outbreak, whereas 906 are being handled at intensive care items and 474 intubated, based on the minister.

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Yemen’s well being authorities on Saturday recorded 16 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the overall confirmed instances within the war-ravaged Arab nation to 122.

In response to a short assertion launched by the nation’s supreme nationwide emergency, throughout the previous 24 hours, 16 new coronavirus instances had been formally recorded together with three new deaths, elevating the overall quantity to 122.

In the meantime, the dying toll from coronavirus climbed to 18 in numerous areas of the government-controlled provinces, together with the southern port metropolis of Aden and the southeastern province of Hadramout.

To this point, the pro-government well being authorities recorded just one restoration of all of the contaminated sufferers because the outbreak of coronavirus on April 10.

Elsewhere in Yemen, well being authorities within the Yemeni Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday declared two new COVID-19 instances within the areas beneath their management, taking the overall variety of infections in northern Yemen to 4, together with one dying.



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