Thailand records 40-day low daily number of COVID-19 cases on April 23 hinh anh 1Novice monks wearing face shields and protective face masks attend a lesson at Wat Molilokayaram monastic educational institute in Bangkok on April 22. (Photo: Reuters)

Hanoi (VNA) -
Thailand reported 13 new COVID-19 patients and one more death on April 23, raising the total cases to 2,839 and death toll to 50.

It is the lowest number of new infection by day since March 14.

It is a small success, but it is not over yet because the crisis is worldwide and will continue, spokesman of the Thai Government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administation Taweesilp Visanuyothin said.

Thailand is under an emergency decree from March 26 until the end of April to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. The decree includes a ban of mass gatherings and a nationwide curfew from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am.

The country has also added Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia and Myanmar to the list of countries and territories considered to have high risk for COVID-19 infection published on the Royal Gazette website.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has decided to extend the partial lockdown in the city as the COVID-19 continues spreading.

Jakarta's Governor Anies Baswedan announced that the partial lockdown, which was planned to end on April 23, will be extended to May 22.

The partial lockdown was imposed on Jakarta on April 10.

On the implementation of the restrictions, the governor said that there had been many violations including gatherings and operations of firms with staff working in offices.

He called on people in the capital city to obey the restriction rules. /.