May 23, 2020 / 5:50 AM / 13 days ago

Thailand reports three new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand near the Democracy monument as Thai government maintained its state of emergency amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) until the end of June in Bangkok, Thailand, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File photo

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Saturday reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the country’s total to 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak started in January.

The new cases are two Thai nationals recently returned from overseas and under quarantine and a 49-year-old Italian man living in Phuket, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, a spokeswoman for the government’s coronavirus task force.

There are 2,916 patients who have recovered and returned home since the outbreak started, Panprapa said.

Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um. Editing by Kay Johnson

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