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OP-ED: England’s unfriendly travel regulations

It seems unbelievable that England has put in place a discriminatory policy that refuses to accept COVID-19 jabs given...

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Restaurateurs file class action suit against PM, others, demanding 50 million baht

Thailand’s Civil Court accepted a class action lawsuit today (Monday), filed by a group of 39 restaurateurs in Bangkok...

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German SPD seeks three-way alliance to replace Merkel-led coalition

Germany’s Social Democrats said on Monday they would start the process of trying to forge a three-way alliance and...

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Quarantine for fully vaccinated to be reduced to 7 days from Oct, 10 provinces to reopen on Nov 1

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) decided on Monday (September 27th) to extend the nationwide State of Emergency...

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Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai meets 76th UNGA president

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister shared views with the President of the 76th Session of the United Nations...

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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,...

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

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has denied a report that Thailand failed to respond to a US government offer...

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Bangkok police chief vows tougher action against violent protesters

Police will be dealing more harshly, within the scope of the law, with trouble makers who are bent on...

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PM announces Thailand’s 70% vaccination goal at Global COVID-19 summit

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced three milestones to be achieved to control the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand,...

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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...

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Bangkok schools may reopen in November, 1,500 students given Pfizer on Tuesday

Bangkok’s schools may reopen in November, pending the speed of the vaccination rollout in schools, said Bangkok Governor Aswin...

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Thailand ranks second in ASEAN for most COVID-19 jabs, sixth for two-dose percentage

Thailand is ranked second to Indonesia among ASEAN member countries for the number of COVID-19 inoculations, with a total...

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Restrictions on foreign residents’ land ownership in Thailand to remain

Long-staying foreigners can own at most 49% of a condominium building and cannot own land in Thailand, but can...

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Thailand raises public debt ceiling to 70% of GDP

Thailand has decided to increase its public debt ceiling to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio to 70%, from the...

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Nakhon Ratchasima locals get creative in complaining about road potholes

Locals in Nakhon Ratchasima created a viral clip to complain about a large hole in the road, which has...

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16 hardcore protesters arrested, police kiosk torched in Bangkok’s Nang Lerng

Sixteen protesters were arrested by police in the Nang Lerng area of Bangkok last night (Sunday), after a “car...

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Over 100,000 students aged 10-18 to get Sinopharm jabs from Monday

Thailand’s Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) will inoculate 108,319 students aged 10-18 with the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine, under its “VACC...

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Senior doctor recommends one mRNA vaccine jab for youths to reduce myocarditis risk

Thailand’s senior virologist has suggested that those aged 12-17 should be given just one mRNA vaccine dose, to reduce...

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PM says no cabinet reshuffle yet

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reiterated today (Sunday) that he has no current intention of reshuffling his cabinet, following...

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Thai trooper on UN peace mission in South Sudan dies in his room

A member of the Thai military, on a UN peace mission in South Sudan, has died from an unknown...

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Japan, Vietnam sign defense transfer deal amid China worries

Japan can now give defense equipment and technology to Vietnam under an agreement signed Saturday, as the two countries...

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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...

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Low income Thais who missed out on welfare card scheme to get another chance to apply

About two million low income-earners, who missed out on previous registration for welfare cards, mostly because they don’t have...

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Thai provinces facing floods as storm Conson makes landfall in Vietnam

Flash floods and heavy rain have hit many provinces of Thailand as tropical storm Conson made landfall in Vietnam’s...

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China, Vietnam should avoid magnifying S. China Sea disputes – China’s Wang Yi

China and Vietnam should refrain from unilateral actions regarding the South China Sea that could complicate the situation and...

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‘LALISA’ hits 10m views in under 2 hours as K-pop sensation appears in Thai dress

Thailand’s K-pop rap sensation Lalisa Manoban, better known as “Lisa BLACKPINK”, debuted her first solo album “LALISA” this morning...

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Tourists return to Thailand’s national parks in droves

Despite being the rainy season, the yearning for a natural environment, peace, morning fog and a cool breeze has...

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Controversial Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao sacked

Controversial Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao has been dismissed from the cabinet, effective yesterday (Wednesday), but only announced today,...

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Senior Bangkok policeman calls “Talugas” protesters dangerous troublemakers

Police have to strictly enforce the law against hard core “Talugas” protesters at Din Daeng intersection, because they are...

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A curtain divides male, female students as Afghan universities reopen

Students across Afghanistan have started returning to university classrooms after the Taliban stormed to power, and in some cases,...

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Couple held by police as search resumes for missing girl in Chiang Mai

A couple is being been held in police custody for questioning in connection with the search for a 23-month-old...

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China says criticisms of vaccine hurt its goodwill

The continuing questioning of the efficacy of the Chinese-made Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine has drawn the ire of China whose...

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Thai PM accused of being biggest borrower and spender, but with few achievements

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet has accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of being the biggest...

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Supreme Court acquits 6 PAD leaders, jails 3 over protests against former PM

Six core leaders of the now defunct People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) were acquitted by Thailand’s Supreme Court today...

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Thai PM challenged on 1st day of censure debate over failure to contain pandemic

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was singled out for fierce attacks by opposition Pheu Thai MPs, over his alleged failures...

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Mouthwash developed by Mahidol Uni can kill coronavirus in the mouth

The faculties of Dentistry and Tropical Medicine at Thailand’s Mahidol University claim to have jointly developed a mouthwash formula...

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Thai cabinet approves budget for another 9.9 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

The cabinet has approved a budget of 4.7 billion baht to procure another 9.9 million doses of the Pfizer...

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Signs of improving COVID-19 situation in Thailand

The COVID-19 situation in Thailand is improving, with the rate of daily new infections steadily slowing and more patients...

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Tesla on part-automated drive system slams into police car

A Tesla using its partially automated driving system slammed into a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser Saturday on an interstate...

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Heavy flooding in Bangpu industrial estate and other parts of Samut Prakan

Bangpu industrial estate, in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, is under a meter of water this morning (Sunday), following several...

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Singapore fully vaccinates 80% of population against COVID-19

Singapore has fully inoculated 80% of its 5.7 million people against COVID-19, the health minister said on Sunday, becoming...

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Afghans told to leave Kabul airport over ‘very credible’ Islamic State threat

The United States and allies urged Afghans to leave Kabul airport on Thursday, citing the threat of an attack...

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Pheu Thai party asked to scrap its plan for public to vote online to oust PM

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party has been asked to reconsider its plan to invite members of the public to...

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COVID patients with high blood pressure make up majority of deaths

People suffering from high blood pressure account for most of the fatalities from coronavirus infections, compared to those with...

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Thai police deny using live bullets against protesters, as one shot still in coma

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Phukphong Phongpetra denied that police had used live bullets against protesters at Din Daeng intersection last...

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Ghani reportedly has left Afghanistan as Taliban enters the capital

Two Afghan officials, one from former President Hamid Karzai’s office and another an aide on the Afghan security council,...

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Defiant protesters ignore promise of peaceful rally, clash with police at Din Daeng intersection

Young hard core anti-establishment protesters, many of them vocational students, clashed with crowd control police at Bangkok’s Din Daeng...

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21,882 new COVID-19 cases, 209 more deaths on Sunday in Thailand

Thailand recorded 21,882 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday as 21,106 patients recover and are discharged from health facilities. 209...

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Three million more doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in Thailand today from China

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok said, in its Facebook post, that another three million doses of Sinovac inactivated virus...

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Charter amendment bill now with House Speaker for second then final readings

The constitutional amendments bill, which passed its first reading in a joint sitting of Thailand’s House and Senate in...

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More “car mob” protests in Bangkok on Sunday

At least three anti-government protest groups will hold what they call “car mob” protests in Bangkok and the neighbouring...

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With positive antigen test COVID-19 patients can enter home isolation immediately

People who test positive for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test can now be immediately admitted for care under...

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Thailand’s Central Administrative Court asked to lift COVID-19 vaccine import restrictions

The Thai Mai Thon (Impatient Thais) political group lodged a petition with the Central Administrative Court today (Monday) asking...

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Police asked to prosecute webpage admins for lèse majesté over Saturday’s protest

Thai political activist Srisuwan Janya lodged a complaint with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police this morning (Monday),...

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Almost 100,000 enter home isolation in Bangkok, 20% infection rate in ATK tests

Almost 100,000 people in Bangkok have entered home isolation, while 20% of the COVID-19 tests conducted in Bangkok, using...

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Takeaways in malls allowed only by phone at specified pickup locations

Takeaway food in malls is only allowed at specified pickup locations according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration...

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Army asked to protect Thai monarchy against Saturday’s planned protest at the Grand Palace

A group of royalists submitted a petition to Army Chief Gen. Narongpan Jittkaewtae today (Thursday), asking the military to...

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Thailand records 2nd straight day of over 20,000 COVID cases, with 20,920 on Thursday

Thailand reported yet another record infection high of 20,920 on Thursday, with 160 more deaths recorded, a second straight...

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32 anti-government protesters arrested, Amnesty calls the move ‘climate of fear’

32 anti-government protesters, belonging to the “Talu Fah” group, were arrested yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau...

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5 million more Sinopharm doses to arrive this month, inoculation of children considered

Five million more doses of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to Thailand this month, bringing the...

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18,590 COVID-19 patients recover today, as over 200,000 still in treatment

COVID-19 recoveries in Thailand, today (Tuesday), increased to 18,590, from 13,919 yesterday, as 18,901 new infections were recorded, with...

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Communicating with and caring for children who lose parents to COVID-19

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially during COVID-19 when many people have lost family members without even...

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Myanmar army ruler takes prime minister role, again pledges elections

Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of prime minister in a newly formed caretaker...

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Semi-lockdown extended, now covers 29 provinces instead of 13

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to extend current semi-lockdown restrictions, due to expire on Monday,...

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Thai frontline medic’s heartfelt plea to Prime Minister Prayut

Thammasat field hospital has asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to set up a war room, so he meet with...

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Large anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on Sunday

Various groups of anti-government protesters, in and on hundreds of cars and motorcycles, gathered at Bangkok’s the Democracy Monument,...

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Phuket to seal off from domestic visits amid COVID surge, “sandbox” for overseas arrivals still underway

The southern resort island of Phuket will seal off from domestic visits from August 3rd – 16th, according to...

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10-point advisory to save loved ones from COVID-19 for people venturing out-doors

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) is recommending a ten-point guideline for people who go outdoors for work, business...

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Switzerland’s donated 1.1 million antigen test kits, 102 respirators arrive in Thailand

Switzerland has donated 1.1 million COVID-19 antigen test kits and 102 respirators to Thailand, which arrived today (Thursday). This...

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Record 16,533 new COVID-19 infections and 133 deaths in Thailand on Wednesday

Daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand soared to new record high, logging 16,533 cases today (Wednesday), plus 133 deaths,...

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Thai media vow to fight until government lifts restrictions on free expression

The National Press Council of Thailand, the News Broadcast Council of Thailand, the Thai Journalists Association, the Online News...

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Minister Varawut orders national parks to remain open to the public

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation has been instructed, by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut...

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Bangkok sends asymptomatic, mild COVID-19 cases home in Isaan, seeks more hospital beds

Bangkok authorities began sending asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases back to the northeastern region of Thailand on Tuesday, for...

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Mongkut Wattana hospital to reject COVID patients “dumped” on the doorstep

The director of Bangkok’s Mongkut Wattana Hospital has issued a stern warning to those who attempt to jump the...

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Record high 15,335 new COVID-19 cases, 129 more deaths on Sunday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand soared to a new high today (Sunday), logging 15,335 cases and 129 more deaths, according...

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Zuellig Pharma says Thai Red Cross Society’s order for 5 million doses of Moderna vaccine is being processed

Zuellig Pharma, the sole distributor of Moderna vaccine in Thailand, has informed the Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) that...

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500,000 doses of US-donated Pfizer vaccine to be given to Thailand’s frontline medics

No fewer than 500,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine, from the 1.5 million doses donated to Thailand by the United...

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Ubon Ratchathani’s Candle Festival goes virtual

A couple of years ago, before the pandemic became part of our lives, anything online was considered a gimmick,...

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Health official asks locals to be calm over the arrival of infected for isolation in their province

The provincial health chief of Ubon Ratchathani province, Dr. Suvit Rojanasaksothorn, has appealed for public calm over the arrival...

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3 villages near poultry plant in Phetchabun locked down as 3,000 workers found infected with COVID-19

Three villages around a frozen poultry plant in Bung Samphan district of Phetchabun province have been locked down after...

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Temples in Thailand offering free cremation services for COVID-19 victims

Over 590 temples throughout Thailand are offering free cremation services for those who die from COVID-19, as the national...

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Samut Sakhon governor offers to quit if he can’t solve communication problem with COVID-19 patients

Samut Sakhon’s Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri has volunteered to resign if his officials fail to contact COVID-19 patients, currently in...

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3 months of semi-lockdown required to bring pandemic under control – KKP Research

KKP Research, of Kiatnakin Phatra Bank, has predicted that the latest COVID-19 outbreak will be longer than expected, due...

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13 protesters from October rally at German embassy indicted for lèse majesté, sedition

Thirteen anti-establishment protesters were formally indicted by public prosecutors this morning (Thursday) on lèse majesté and sedition charges, in...

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Delta variant overtakes Alpha strain in Thailand

The rapidly spreading Delta variant of COVID-19 has already overtaken the Alpha variant as the dominant strain in Thailand,...

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Complete lockdown in two months possible if COVID-19 figures do not improve – DDC

More intense COVID-19 measures may be imposed in Thailand the next two weeks, with a complete lockdown of cities...

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Sixteen protesters arrested after end of protest Sunday night in Bangkok

Sixteen anti-government protesters, who were involved in the protest near Bangkok’s Government House on Sunday, were arrested by the...

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Probe urged into medical gas tank shortage, hoarding suspected

A senior Thai doctor is urging authorities to investigate the possible hoarding of medical oxygen tanks by profiteers, as...

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Mix and match vaccinations can boost immunity effectively, faster – Dr. Yong

The “Mix and Match” vaccination practice, in which a shot of a whole virus vaccine is followed by a...

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Thai study shows antibody levels after 2 doses of Sinovac drop 50% every 40 days

Clinical research has shown that the antibody levels in a person fully inoculated with two doses of the Chinese-made...

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Online registration required for free COVID-19 tests at Government Complex

Only those with online registrations are being accepted at the COVID-19 test site at the Government Complex, as the...

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Thai FDA expected to approve locally-made Favipiravir antiviral drug this month

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is expected to approve the registration of locally-produced Favipiravir antiviral medication this month,...

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200 mobile teams actively screening communities in Bangkok for COVID-19

As COVID-19 infections continue to rise steadily in Bangkok, as many as 200 rapid response mobile teams have been...

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COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests to be available for purchase next week

Thailand’s National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) is expected to allow people to purchase Rapid Antigen Test kits (ATK), to...

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Thailand receives 1.05 million doses of AstraZeneca donated by Japan

Thailand received 1.05 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, donated by the Japanese government, amid difficulties in...

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Thai PM says tougher COVID-19 measures are necessary

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Thursday) tougher measures are necessary to handle the rising COVID-19 infections and deaths...

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Protest leader Jatuporn Prompan to stay in prison for almost another year

Thailand’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the appeal court’s decision requiring Jatuporn Prompan to continue to serve his prison...

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CCSA “farm hut” quarantine model in Thailand’s northeast questioned

Thailand’s northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani has recently come up with its own model for local quarantine, to accommodate...

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