May 12, 2020 / 5:00 AM / 17 days ago

Thailand reports two new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

People in protective masks, who are affected by the government's measures against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) queue to grab free foods in a food pantry installed by people who want to donate at a community in Bangkok, Thailand, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Tuesday reported two new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the total to 3,017 cases and 56 deaths since the outbreak started in January.

The two new cases are a 19-year-old woman from Bangkok and a 51-year-old woman from southern Narathiwat province. Both were infected by coming into contact with previous cases, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

The majority of new cases in the past two weeks are from southern Thailand, including a cluster at an immigration detention centre in Songkhla province, Taweesin said.

Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um

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