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Checkpoints set up in Bangkok to stop construction workers leaving their sites

Six checkpoints are being set up in Bangkok and police and troops have been deployed to construction worker dormitories,...

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House speaker rejects MP contribution to COVID fund, saying not being corrupt is good enough

Thailand’s House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has rebuffed a suggestion that all members of parliament donate part of their salaries...

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Bangkok’s hospital bed availability of concern, Medical Services Department says

Citing the continuing surge in new COVID-19 infections, particularly in Bangkok and its vicinities, the Department of Medical Services...

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Delta variant to replace Alpha strain globally in next 4-5 months – Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Respected Thai virologist, Prof. Dr. Yong Poovorawan, of Chulalongkorn University, has predicted that the Delta (Indian) variant of COVID-19...

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Thailand’s cabinet has confirmed that Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists on July 1st, under the “Phuket Sandbox”...

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Thailand legislators pass referendum bill to pave way for charter amendments

The Thai parliament passed the Referendum Bill on Tuesday, in its final reading, with an overwhelming 611 to 4...

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Thailand records 4,059 new COVID-19 cases and 35 more deaths on Tuesday

Thailand’s COVID-19 caseload surged by 4,059 cases today (Tuesday), with 35 more deaths. New clusters have been found in...

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400,000 join Greenpeace’s campaign to stop Thailand joining CPTPP

Members of Greenpeace Thailand gathered in front of Government House on Tuesday, to present the 400,000 signatures it has...

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Holding centres set up in Songkhla for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases as hospitals fill up

Two holding centres have been established in Jana and Ranot districts of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, to accommodate...

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Protesters warned of legal action if they join rallies this Thursday in Bangkok

Groups of political activists, planning to rally in Bangkok this Thursday, which marks the 89th anniversary of regime change...

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Anti-graft body urges rejection of charter amendment draft by Palang Pracharat

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has voiced its objection to a draft charter amendment, seeking to protect both...

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Joggers resume their routine this morning as Bangkok parks reopen

As Bangkok’s parks have reopened, many joggers were able to resume their outdoor exercise routine for the first time...

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Bangkok opens vaccination registration for elderly population amid widespread delays

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now opening vaccination registration for its elderly population via the Mor Prom app,...

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Thai government claims vaccinations are going according to plan

The Thai government’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout is going according to plan, according to Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri today (Tuesday),...

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6.5 million doses of vaccine to be distributed across the country by July 2 – DDC

The Disease Control Department reassured the public today (Monday) that 6.5 million more doses of vaccines will be distributed...

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No more conflict between MoPH and BMA over vaccine allocation – Anutin

The misunderstanding between the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), over the allocation of...

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Thailand’s consumer confidence index for May lowest for 22 years

Thailand’s consumer confidence index (CCI) for the month of May plunged to its lowest point in 22 years and...

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Inoculation vans to tour Thailand vaccinating the elderly, bed-ridden, caretakers

A caravan of COVID-19 inoculation vans, from the Public Health Ministry, began inoculating people over 60, bed-ridden patients and...

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2,662 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths reported in Thailand Tuesday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to increase, with no clear signs of slowing yet, as 2,662 new infections were...

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Ratchaburi noodle factory closed after 28 workers found with COVID-19

An instant noodle factory, in Ban Pong district of Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, has been ordered to close for 14...

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2,419 new COVID-19 cases today, with new cluster in Bangkok’s Rama 9 area

A new cluster of COVID-19 infections has been found at a condominium construction site in the Rama 9 area...

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Indian COVID-19 variant found in 235 people in 10 of Thailand’s provinces

235 people have been infected with the Indian variant of COVID-19, or B.1.617.2, to date, in 10 Thai provinces,...

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Almost 150,000 people inoculated this morning as Thailand’s national vaccination drive begins

143,116 people were inoculated against COVID-19 at 986 vaccination sites across the country this morning (Monday), according to Director-General...

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Fah Talai Jone herb formally approved for use in Thailand in treatment of mild COVID-19 symptoms

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has approved the use of Fah Talai Jone (andrographis paniculata), a Thai traditional...

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Thailand records 2,671 new COVID-19 infections today, mass vaccinations start tomorrow

2,671 new COVID-19 cases, including 604 among prison inmates and 83 foreign arrivals, and 23 more deaths were recorded...

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Billboard in Bangkok calling for liberation of Palestine removed

A huge roadside billboard, calling for the liberation of Palestine, was erected on top of a building at the...

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Research on mixed use of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines to be conducted at Chulalongkorn University

The Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology of Chulalongkorn University’ Faculty of Medicine is to launch a research on...

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Thailand to buy 25 million doses of Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer vaccines

The Thai government is expected to buy 25 million doses of Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines this month,...

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Provincial governors told to keep close watch on infections in workplaces

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has instructed all provincial governors to keep a closer watch on COVID-19...

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Thai government to pay 400,000 baht to family of man who dies after vaccination

The Saraburi-based Zone 4 branch of the Thai National Health Security Office (NHSO) has agreed to pay 469,000 baht...

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Court orders lottery office to pay ฿1.65 bn compensation for failed online lottery project

Thailand’s over-a-decade long online lottery saga, pitting Loxley Public Company against the Government Lottery Office (GLO), came to an...

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Five new COVID-19 clusters found in Bangkok, as daily death toll reaches 41 Wednesday

Five new COVID-19 infection clusters have been discovered in Bangkok, bringing the total to 38 clusters across 30 districts,...

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3,226 new COVID-19 infections and 26 deaths recorded today in Thailand

Thailand recorded 3,226 new COVID-19 cases and 26 more deaths today (Tuesday), as the virus continues to spread with...

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Communities in Bangkok’s Laksi area inoculated as 1,284 workers there have COVID-19

People in seven communities near construction sites in Bangkok’s Laksi district are being inoculated against COVID-19, as more infections...

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2nd dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be given 16 weeks after 1st dose

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has adjusted the timing for the administration of the second dose of AstraZeneca...

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2,713 new COVID-19 infections and 30 more deaths recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 2,713 new COVID-19 cases, including 206 among inmates, and 30 more deaths today (Monday), according to the...

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Concern for real estate industry as COVID-19 spreads among construction workers

The Thai Real Estate Association and related agencies are discussing ways to control the spread of COVID-19 among construction...

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Thailand’s household debt increased 3.9% to ฿14.02 trillion in Q4 of 2020 and will grow this year

Thailand’s household debt increased 3.9% to 14.02 trillion baht in the fourth quarter of last year, representing 89.3% of...

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Thailand’s COVID-19 3rd wave surpasses 100,000 cases on Sunday

COVID-19 infections, since the outbreak of the third wave in April, have crossed the 100,000 line to 100,637 today,...

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437 more COVID-19 cases found in Phetchaburi factory

437 more COVID-19 infections have been found connected to the Cal-Comp Electronics factory in Phetchaburi province, bringing the total...

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Procurement of Pfizer, Moderna, J&J urged to cope with South African strain

A senior doctor, at Siriraj Centre of Research Excellence Management, is urging the government to procure the Pfizer, Moderna...

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Quarantine camp for COVID-19 infected migrant workers in Bangkok proposed

The advisory committee of Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has recommended that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)...

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Thailand reports 2,636 new COVID-19 cases and 25 more deaths on Thursday

Thailand today (Thursday) recorded 2,636 new COVID-19 cases, including 671 cases among prisoners, and 25 additional deaths, according to...

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E-commerce support, logistics and Fintech are Thai startups with regional potential: Techsauce

E-commerce support, logistics and Fintech startups have the potential to expand to the regional level, said leading tech media...

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‘On-site’ COVID-19 inoculation program replaces ‘walk-in’

The Thai government has replaced its “walk-in” COVID-19 inoculation program with “on-site”, to avoid misunderstandings that vaccines can be...

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Chiang Rai to impose strict travel restrictions from Dark Red zone from Friday

The northern province of Chiang Rai’s communicable disease committee is imposing travel restrictions on all arrivals from the country’s...

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Five more COVID-19 clusters found in Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced five more COVID-19 clusters in Bangkok, bringing total to 34, scattered across...

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Only a few Baht per inmate for COVID-19 prevention in prisons, says former Transport Minister

Former Transport Minister Dr. Chadchart Sittipunt has highlighted the fact that only a small COVID-19 prevention budget, 750,000 Baht,...

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Thailand records 35 COVID-19 deaths and 2,473 new infections on Tuesday

An additional 35 COVID-19 patients have died as 2,473 new COVID-19 cases, including 680 prison inmates, were recorded today...

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Thailand’s defence budget faces cuts for third year in a row

Thailand’s Ministry of Defence has trimmed its budget for 2022, for the third consecutive year, in the wake of...

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Country reopening the ‘only hope’ for Bangkok’s Chatuchak market vendors

Most vendors at Bangkok’s Chatuchak market are hoping that the Thai government will reopen the country as soon as...

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Caring for your mental health during the Global Pandemic

The 3rd wave of the COVID-19 outbreak is pushing many people to their limit, financially and psychologically. It is...

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Worker housing on Chaengwattana rd. closed after nearly 200 occupants contract COVID-19

Bangkok’s Laksi district office has ordered the closure of a construction workers’ camp, belonging to Italthai Development Corporation on...

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Zero to Food Hero – Yindii creating change from the bottom up

A mobile application, Yindii, is on a mission to tackle food waste in Thailand, hoping to create change from...

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine approved by TFDA for emergency use in Thailand

The US-made Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) for emergency use, said...

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What to do before and after your vaccination

If you are over 60 years old, or if you have chronic respiratory disease, heart and blood vessel disease,...

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Fishermen in Rayong demand compensation for sea reclamation

About 400 small fishing boats converged off Takuan beach, in Muang district of Thailand’s eastern province or Rayong, to...

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33 illegal migrants from Myanmar arrested in Kanchanaburi province

Thai security forces arrested 33 illegal migrants from Myanmar in a forest in Sangkhla Buri district of the western...

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Nine student nurses suffer side effects after Sinovac vaccination

Nine student nurses at Thammasat University have suffered side effects following inoculation with the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, According to...

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2,101 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, 512 medics infected since April 1st

512 medical personnel in 57 provinces, including 175 nurses and assistant nurses, have contracted COVID-19 since April 1st, as...

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Samut Sakhon businesses warned not to hire illegal migrants amid reports of influx

Businesses in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon are being sternly warned that they will face stiff legal action...

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Thailand’s GSB to offer debt moratoria until end of December 2021

Thailand’s state-run Government Savings Bank (GSB) has agreed to extend debt moratoria to about one million customers until the...

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“It was flour” – Thai justice ridiculed as court decision over convicted minister branded “its lowest point”

Yesterday’s Constitutional Court verdict, which allows controversial Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompow to retain his ministerial post and MP...

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Living on the streets during the COVID-19 outbreak

After sunset, both sides of Phra Arthit Road become makeshift dormitories for the homeless. Small spaces in front of...

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Specific CCSA to be set up for Bangkok as fight against COVID-19 intensifies

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has intensified efforts to contain the continuing surge of COVID-19 infections in...

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Respiratory disease specialist objects to BMA plan to administer Favipiravir to all COVID-19 patients

The president of the Thoracic Society of Thailand, and head of the Department of Respiratory Diseases and Tuberculosis at...

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Thailand records 1,763 new COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths on Tuesday

Daily new COVID-19 cases in Thailand fell to 1,763 today (Tuesday), while the death toll recorded at 27 cases,...

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Focus turns to slums in Bangkok as breeding grounds for COVID-19

Crowded communities and slums in Bangkok have become a breeding ground for COVID-19, with six slums in six districts...

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COVID-19 insurance policies, paying out on infection, cancelled

Amid a surge in cases, several insurance companies have cancelled their COVID-19 insurance policies, which promised payment upon the...

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Single dose of AstraZeneca vaccine could result in 96.7% immunity in 4 weeks

A study of 61 patients shows that people who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have...

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine waits for approval from Thai FDA

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is looking to procure the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), after...

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2nd field hospital for Khlong Toey COVID-19 patients is in the works

A second field hospital, to accommodate COVID-19 patients from Bangkok’s Khlong Toey slum area, is being planned, with an...

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Tougher anti-COVID-19 restrictions imposed by CCSA from May 1st

All eateries in Bangkok and the other five Deep Red Zone provinces will be banned from providing dine-in services...

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COVID-19 patients concealing their chronology infect 20-30 Thai medics per day

78 nurses from 17 hospitals in Bangkok have had to self-isolate after dealing with COVID-19 infected patients who lied...

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Vaccine distribution is Thailand’s urgent national priority

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has made vaccine distribution the most urgent national priority, following a meeting with an advisory...

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Family seeks explanation for relative’s death 2 days after COVID-19 inoculation

A 24-year old woman’s family say they suspect her death, two days after inoculation, might be related to the...

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CCSA under fire for allegedly misleading public over hospital bed situation in Thailand

The director of the Thoracic Society of Thailand, under Royal Patronage, Dr.Nitipat Jiarakul, has taken CCSA to task over...

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Thai Health Ministry wants to turn Hua Mark indoor stadium into a COVID-19 triage centre

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, called an urgent meeting today, with senior public health officials and administrators at...

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Thailand’s prime minister asked to reconsider another national lockdown

A group of Thai medical professionals has issued a statement, asking the country’s prime minister to reconsider locking down...

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Mongkutwattana Hospital to open a field hospital this Wednesday

The Mongkutwattana Hospital, in the Chaengwattana area, will set up a field hospital, on a half hectare plot next...

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Police Hospital seeks help after patient transporters infected with COVID-19

Bangkok’s Police General Hospital has asked the Royal Thai Police to send about 90 officers urgently, to help in...

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Bangkok to close 31 venue types for 2 weeks and mandates mask wearing

Bangkok’s Communicable Disease Committee has decided to close 31 types of venue and make it compulsory for everyone to...

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Senior doctor explains why calls to 1668 hotlines are often remain unanswered

The Thai Medical Services Department has appealed for public understanding over complaints, including the one from Prime Minister Prayut...

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Thai PM says Russia agrees to sell Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Russia has agreed to sell its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand, under a government-to-government deal, Prime Minister Prayut...

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Siriraj Hospital appeals for blood donations

The blood bank at Siriraj Hospital is running low on all blood types due to reduced donations during the...

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AOT head office in Don Mueang closed after over 30 staff infected with COVID-19

Airports of Thailand (AOT) Public Company has closed its head office, opposite Don Mueang international airport, and its safety...

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Thailand records 1,458 new COVID-19 cases and two fatalities on Wednesday

Daily COVID-19 infections in Thailand increased slightly to 1,458 today (Wednesday), from 1,443 yesterday, with two more fatalities due...

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Six suffer partial paralysis after inoculation with Sinovac vaccine

Six people, who were inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine in Thailand’s eastern coastal province of Rayong, developed partial paralysis...

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Six million Thais rendered jobless by COVID-19 pandemic – ThaiHealth

About six million Thais have been rendered jobless, since the COVID-19 pandemic struck Thailand early last year, and 1.3...

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Thai PM says no lockdowns or curfews yet

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha assured today (Friday) that the government will not yet impose lockdowns or curfews in order...

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New restrictions nationwide start Sunday to curb surge in COVID-19 infections

New restrictions are to be imposed across Thailand, from Sunday, for a minimum of 14 days, to contain the...

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Public health minister says Thailand will continue with the use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Thailand will go ahead with its COVID-19 vaccination program using the AstraZeneca vaccine, because authorities have not found any...

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3 elephants killed by a falling Ta Khian tree in Chiang Mai during freak storm

Three elephants were crushed to death under the weight of a huge falling Ta Khian (Hopea Odorata) tree and...

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More high-risk venues closed in Prachuap Khiri Khan as new COVID-19 cases surge

The provincial administration of Thailand’s southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan has ordered the closure of several more types...

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Chula U students protest against strict controls at their dormitory

A group of Chulalongkorn University students have rallied in the compound of their dormitory to protest against the imposition...

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Myanmar students to hold a charity art and culture event in Bangkok

An art and culture concert, called “Myanmar Spring”, is to be held on April 24th at the Bangkok Art...

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Songkran Holiday Blues for the Elderly

Songkran is the Thai New Year holiday that many Thais look forward to spending a week-long off from work...

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Bangkok’s hospitals have sufficient COVID-19 test kits

Bangkok’s hospitals still have enough COVID-19 test supplies, but they have had to suspend testing due to a shortage...

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Ratsadon leader Patiwat Saraiyaem granted bail by court

The Criminal Court today granted bail for Patiwat Saraiyaem, alias Mor Lum Bank, one of the three anti-establishment Ratsadon...

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Ad hoc panel to procure vaccines with private sector participation

Thailand’s former public health minister, Clin.Prof. Emeritus Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn has been appointed head of an ad hoc panel to procure...

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