People queue to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a temple near Klong Toey slum community in Bangkok, Thailand, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Juarawee Kittisilpa
Thailand on Sunday (May 9) reported 2,101 new COVID-19 cases and 17 more deaths.
A further 2,186 people were discharged having made a full recovery.
Sunday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 83,375 with 399 deaths.
The news comes as Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha on Saturday vowed to ramp up the country’s vaccination program.
In a Facebook post the PM said Thailand has raised its vaccine supply target from 100 million to 150 million doses.
This will not only cover the 60 million population but will leave doses to spare, the PM said.
Also on Saturday, Thailand Private Hospital Association (PHA) vowed not to profit from vaccine shots.
The PHA said that any vaccines administered from private hospitals will be charged at standard prices.
(Source: – Thai Visa News)