Thailand recorded six new COVID-19 cases on May 2 hinh anh 1People in Bangkok, Thailand wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)


Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand confirmed six new COVID-19 cases on May 2, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 2,966.

New daily infections have stayed in the single digit for six consecutive days. The six cases also marked the fewest new daily infections since early March.

Furthermore, no more fatalities have been reported. The death toll remains at 54.

More than 2,730 patients have recovered, while 180 others are being treated at medical facilities.

Earlier, the Thai Government had decided to allow six types of businesses and activities to restart on May 3 as the first step to loosen lockdown restrictions.

Accordingly, markets, food shops outside malls, retail businesses, sport and recreation areas including parks, barber shops, and pet salons and nurseries are allowed to reopen their doors.

They, however, are required to maintain strict standards of hygiene, including frequent hand washing, wearing of masks, and social distancing.

The state of emergency and the ban on sales of alcohol will stay until the end of May./.