The five, none of whom exhibited symptoms, are the first locally transmitted cases confirmed in Thailand since early September, when a prison inmate tested positive.
All five are members of a family of Myanmar nationals residing in Thailand.
Two were initially confirmed to be affected and added to Saturday''s total of Thai cases, while three were officially added Sunday.
Along with cases found among people quarantined after arriving from abroad, seven additions on Sunday brought Thailand''s total number of cases to 3,686, including 59 deaths.
In response to the new cases, schools in the Mae Sot area were ordered closed for seven days and only take-out service is allowed at restaurants and food stalls. Shops, malls and fresh markets remain open but must take temperature checks and enforce social distancing.
Thai authorities in the past two months have sought to tighten crossings in northern Thailand, which shares a long border with Myanmar, where there has been a surge of coronavirus cases since August. (AP) IND IND
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