U.S Travellers Told to Avoid Thailand Due to High Levels of COVID-19
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned US Citizens on Monday against travel to Thailand, France, Israel, Iceland and several other countries because of a rising number of Covid-19 cases in those nations.
The CDC has been adding to its highest “Level 4: Very High” Covid-19 level as cases spread around the globe. The United States added Thailand, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, along with other places, including Aruba and French Polynesia.
“Because of the current situation in Thailand, even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading Covid-19 variants,” the CDC said on its website.
The list comprises more than 70 countries, including three other Southeast Asian countries — Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar.
Thailand record 235 new Covid-19 fatalities and 19,843 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning.
There were 19,445 cases in the general population and 398 among prison inmates.
Over the past 24 hours, 22,806 Covid-19 patients were diagnosed recovered and were discharged from hospitals.
Since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began, there have been 767,088 Covid-19 patients, 550,714 of whom have recovered.
Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 795,951 Covid-19 cases, 578,140 of whom recovered.
The death toll was at 6,494 in the third wave and 6,588 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.
The previous high of daily Covid-19 fatalities was at 212 on Saturday when there were 21,838 new cases.