Northeastern Thai province to be 1st to ease lockdown after COVID-19 infections subside

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BANGKOK, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Udon Thani would become one of the first Thai provinces to ease restrictions if the province reached the milestone of 14 consecutive days with no new COVID-19 infections, provincial Governor Nirat Pongsithithaworn said on Tuesday.

The Udon Thani governor said that before he relaxed the restriction measures, he would consult with his province's Ministry of Public Health and medical doctors.

"Udon Thani Province will lift more restrictions if it reaches 21 days without any new found COVID-19 cases," said Nirat.

Udon Thani has reported eight confirmed COVID-19 cases so far.

Six have recovered and returned home while two remain in hospital.

Meanwhile, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha also said he had asked government agencies to evaluate the efforts to curb COVID-19 and consider the possibility of relaxing disease control measures.

He said that at a meeting of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Monday, the experts believed that should Thailand flatten the COVID-19 infection curve, economic rehabilitation should be the next approach the government should take.

Thailand reported 34 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with one new fatality. The total death toll has increased to 41.

The total infections in Thailand stood at 2,613, with 1,405 recoveries and 1,167 patients were still being treated in hospitals. Enditem

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