Thailand reports 143 new coronavirus cases and one death

A photo taken on March 21, 2020, shows people with face masks walking through an unusually-empty Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok.
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BANGKOK - Thailand has 143 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total of cases since the outbreak to 1,388, the spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Sunday (March 29), giving the latest daily update.

The country also recorded one new fatality, bringing the total of death since the outbreak to seven.

The latest victim was a 68-year-old man from Nonthaburi province who had attended a crowded boxing match in Bangkok where there had been a cluster of infections, Mr Taweesin Wisanuyothin, the CCSA spokesman said.

Thai authorities have imposed a lockdown in the southern provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, while the authorities on the resort island of Phuket have asked people to stay home between 8pm to 3am in a new restriction on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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