Thai FDA changes rules to make antigen test kits more available and cheaper

Thai FDA changes rules to make antigen test kits more available and cheaper

Highlights
  • CCSA operations centre proposes more easing of restrictions in COVID-19 “dark red” provinces

    The operations centre of Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has agreed on further easing of lockdown restrictions in “dark red” provinces, including the adjustment of curfew hours and shortening mandatory quarantine for fully inoculated foreign arrivals. Informed government sources say that the proposal will be submitted to the...
  • Busarakam field hospital officially closed after last patients discharged

    Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has announced that the Busarakam field hospital officially closed on September 20th after treating 20,436 COVID-19 patients over the past 130 days, ending a small, but important chapter in Thailand’s fight to contain the pandemic. The closure of the 3,700-bed facility, located at the Impact...
  • Government makes bold move to woo wealthy, highly skilled foreigners

    Labor experts and investors are throwing their support behind the government's move to lure one million wealthy expats and highly skilled professionals on long-stay visas, but netizens are worried about land grabbing by foreigners. The recent economic stimulus package to invite high-potential foreigners to invest and work in Thailand has...
  • CCSA subcommittee proposes 2-month extension of State of Emergency

    A subcommittee of Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved another 2-month extension to the Emergency Decree, which was due to expire at the end of this month, and has resolved to postpone the country’s reopening from October 1st to November 1st. These proposals will be submitted to...
  • Khunying Sudarat, US Senator Duckworth meet in Washington DC

    Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, former strategy chief of Pheu Thai Party and now leader of the Thai Sang Thai Party, has met with Thai born US senator Tammy Duckworth (D) in Washington D.C. to discuss cooperation between the two countries in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Duckworth expressed concern over the...
WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients

WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients

Chulabhorn hospital seeking pregnant volunteers for research into COVID-19 post-inoculation effects on mothers and babies

Chulabhorn hospital seeking pregnant volunteers for research into COVID-19 post-inocu...

Can ‘Madame Football’ revive sinking fortunes of Thailand’s national team?

Can ‘Madame Football’ revive sinking fortunes of Thailand’s national team?

OP-ED – World leaders and their promises at the UN General Assembly

OP-ED – World leaders and their promises at the UN General Assembly

Health minister denies Thailand rejected 1m dose Pfizer vaccine donation offered by US

Health minister denies Thailand rejected 1m dose Pfizer vaccine donation offered by U...

Thai FDA changes rules to make antigen test kits more available and cheaper

Thai FDA changes rules to make antigen test kits more available and cheaper

WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients

WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients

Chulabhorn hospital seeking pregnant volunteers for research into COVID-19 post-inoculation effects on mothers and babies

Chulabhorn hospital seeking pregnant volunteers for research into COVID-19 post-inocu...

Can ‘Madame Football’ revive sinking fortunes of Thailand’s national team?

Can ‘Madame Football’ revive sinking fortunes of Thailand’s national team?

OP-ED – World leaders and their promises at the UN General Assembly

OP-ED – World leaders and their promises at the UN General Assembly

Health minister denies Thailand rejected 1m dose Pfizer vaccine donation offered by US

Health minister denies Thailand rejected 1m dose Pfizer vaccine donation offered by U...

Myanmar Report

Myanmar’s NLD expects to retain its UN credentials

The United Nations is likely to retain the credentials of the permanent representative of Myanmar’s National League of Democracy (NLD),...
The military regime in Naypyidaw is highly unlikely to take up the “status quo” of credentials, currently held by Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, at the upcoming UNGA.

Profiles

General Vitch: New player in Palang Pracharath’s game of strategy

Though he survived a plot to unseat him at the latest censure debate, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is now suffering...
Analysts view General Vitch’s appointment as a move by Prawit to strengthen his position in the ruling party after powerful factions tilted towards the PM.

Around Thailand

House panel probes noise problem caused by Thai and Singapore air force flights at Udon Thani airbase

Thailand’s House Foreign Affairs Committee was in the north-eastern province of Udon Thani on Wednesday to investigate complaints from locals...

Asean

Cambodia begins Covid jabs for kids as young as six

Phnom Penh (AFP) - Cambodia on Friday began inoculating children as young as six against coronavirus, even though the World...

Opinions

Can ‘Madame Football’ revive sinking fortunes of Thailand’s national team?

After the Thai men’s team capped years of poor form by again failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup,...

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Edible insect vending machine launched across Japan

Foods with insect extracts and edible insects are being sold in vending machines across Japan. One such vending machine was...

World

WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday recommended the synthetic antibody treatment Regeneron for Covid-19, but only in patients with...

Highlights of the week

Complexities of Evergrande phenomenon

In a more ideologically straightforward world, Chinese “merchants” and capitalism don’t go anywhere near each other. That, however, is not...
Things would have been so different had the two protagonists, the U.S. and China, stuck to their courses. But it has not been the way it’s supposed to be.

Political Pulse

Palang Pracharath “apprehensive” about next election

September 24, 2021: In what could be a major political indicator, key members of the ruling party have voiced concern...
Political Pulse is a daily update of significant Thai and foreign political events

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