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Thailand follows Vietnam with no new coronavirus cases

Bangkok moves cautiously toward easing soft lockdown

People walk through Lumphini Park in Bangkok: Thailand reported zero new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the first time in over two months on May 13. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

BANGKOK -- Thailand achieved an important milestone Wednesday, reporting zero new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the first time in over two months.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, the last time the kingdom reported no daily increase was on March 9. Until Tuesday, Southeast Asia's second-largest economy had recorded single-digit increases for eight consecutive days.

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