March 24, 2020 / 1:22 AM / 16 days ago

Thailand reports second coronavirus death, cabinet to meet

Passengers wear protective masks due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a train station in Bangkok, Thailand March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported its second coronavirus death on Tuesday, a heath ministry official said.

The country has confirmed 721 cases of infection.

The ministry will hold a news conference at 10 am local time (0300 GMT) to give more details and update the outbreak situation.

Later on Tuesday, the cabinet will consider additional measures to help those affected by the outbreak.

Reporting by Pararat Thepgumpanat; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Kim Coghill

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