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COVID-19 surge in Thailand might affect tourism reopening plans

Thailand has reported 1,543 new coronavirus cases recently, 15 April, which is the highest increment since the beginning of the widespread. Of the new contaminations detailed on Thursday, 409 were in the capital Bangkok, the epicenter of the outbreak bringing the whole number of contaminations to 37,453, with deaths remaining at 97.

The continued rise of COVID-19 cases casts a shadow on Thailand’s plans to restore its tourism industry by lifting travel limitations. Permitting immunized voyagers to visit the nation without quarantine beginning July 2021 in Phuket.

The kingdom has managed to keep the numbers low compared to other nations. The recent episode is due to the country’s Songkran holidays. In addition, the vaccination rate within the nation is still low.

Thailand's economy is intensely dependent on tourism as the industry contributes 17-18% to the gross domestic product (GDP) in Thailand. Last year, due to COVID-19 widespread and the resultant effect on the tourism industry, the Thai economy saw its greatest slump in the last two decades.

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