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Thai protest groups vow to rally again on Saturday to demand the removal of PM

Two anti-government protest groups have vowed to resume their rally at Government House in Bangkok tomorrow (Saturday), after they...

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Thais in the US uncertain of COVID-19 situation despite mass inoculation

Around this time last year, the United States faced a gravely serious COVID-19 situation. Over twenty thousand new cases...

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Shootings at 7-11 in Bangkok and Pathum Thani field hospital, 2 dead

At 3am this morning (Thursday), a man went on a shooting spree at the field hospital at the Princess...

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Anti-establishment protesters commemorate change to constitutional monarchy on Thursday

Thai anti-establishment protesters, including “Ratsadon” and affiliated groups, gathered at the Democracy Monument early on Thursday, to commemorate the...

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“Phuket Sandbox”, the determination to have a better livelihood on a tourist island

The governor of Phuket, Narong Woonsiew, told Thai PBS World, when we asked whether he feels the pressure of...

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Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province
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Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

A parachutist was killed as he encountered sudden wind turbulence, after parachuting from the summit of a mountain in...

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Thai Interior Ministry U-turns on special vaccine quota for ThaiBev’s employees

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has made an abrupt U-turn over its decision to grant privileged COVID-19 vaccination access to...

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Opposition dealt a blow as Thai parliament’s legal advisory committee rejects key draft charter amendment

The attempt by Thailand’s opposition parties to craft a new Constitution, through the establishment of a Constitution Drafting Assembly...

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420,000 more vaccine doses allocated to Bangkok, postponed appointments prioritised

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been allocated 420,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, in addition to about 500,000 doses...

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Halal food for COVID-19 sufferers in Bangkok – Thai PBS World Tonight [15th June 2021]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups and organizations volunteered to provide food and beverages to people suffering from economic...

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Thai Boy Love marks territory in Mainland China – Thai PBS World Tonight [14th June 2021]

A decade ago Boy Love novels were considered taboo, a fictional story that involved 2 male characters in a...

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Indonesian fisherman rescued off Phuket after being adrift without food for nine days

An Indonesian fisherman was safely rescued from the sea, off Thailand’s Phuket Island, after having been adrift without food...

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About 8 million Thais register for co-payment scheme in 50 minutes

About eight million Thais registered for the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment stimulus scheme in just 50 minutes,...

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Bangkok postpones vaccinations at 25 non-hospital sites from Tuesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced this morning (Monday) the postponement of inoculations for people who have registered via...

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Parks, museums, beauty clinics, foot massage and tattoo parlours in Bangkok to reopen on Monday

From Monday, public parks, botanical gardens, museums,archaeological sites, beauty clinics, foot massage, manicure and tattoo parlours in Bangkok can...

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Residents barricade their community in Nakhon Si Thammarat against COVID-19

Residents of a village in the Pakpoon sub-district, of Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, have barricaded their...

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3,277 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new clusters found in Thailand on Saturday

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Saturday) jumped to 3,277, including 892 cases among prison inmates, as 8 new...

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Most parents do not want their children to return to school yet

Over 70% of parents do not want their children to go back to school yet, as  COVID-19 infections are...

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Widow thinks husband’s death may be linked to AZ vaccine

The family of a 60-year old man, Pruettichai Makphol, from Thailand’s southern province of Krabi, who died three days after...

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Child labour rises globally for the first time in decades

ADDIS ABABA, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Child labour has risen for the first time in 20 years,...

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Vaccination of employees in social security scheme to resume on Monday

Thai Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin has assured that there is no shortage of AstraZeneca vaccine for employees covered by...

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French embassy in Bangkok says vaccination of its citizens in Thailand has not been finalised

The French embassy in Bangkok has issued a statement saying the process of procuring vaccines for its citizens in...

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Artificial Intelligence to boost state transparency – Thai PBS World Tonight [10th June 2021]

“Is it difficult getting access to the data?” “It’s difficult, and I didn’t know how, but I gathered them...

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Delta (Indian) COVID-19 strain in 11 Thai provinces – Medical Sciences Department

The Delta (Indian) variant of COVID-19 has spread to 11 provinces in Thailand, with 348 people found to be...

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One million doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in Thailand this morning

Another lot of a million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China arrived in Bangkok today and is now being...

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Ex-PM Yingluck and cabinet cleared over 1.9 billion baht compensation for victims of political violence

Exiled Former Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, and her cabinet, have been cleared of any wrongdoing by an investigative...

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Biden opens overseas trip declaring ‘United States is back’

MILDENHALL, England (AP) — President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration...

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Thai researchers breed and release endangered bamboo sharks to the ocean – Thai PBS World Tonight [7th June 2021]

In the Gulf of Thailand, fisheries researchers use a guideline to scuba dive to the ocean floor where they...

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Muay Thai self-defense against Asian hate crimes – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th June 2021]

This is Ploy Vejsakon, a 64 year-old Thai woman who lives in Los Angeles in the USA, and she...

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Thai private hospitals to purchase 10 million Moderna doses, deliveries expected by October

Thailand’s Private Hospital Association (PHA) is seeking to purchase up to 10 million doses of the US made Moderna...

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Prayut, COVID-19 vaccine, Bang Sue
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Thai PM assures sufficient COVID-19 vaccines as mass inoculations begin today

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave yet another assurance today (Monday) that there is sufficient COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate those...

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About 20,000 SMEs close in first quarter of this year due to COVID-19

About 20,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), mostly in the tourism sector, closed down during the first quarter...

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Climatic change means less rain for Thailand and hotter May and June this year

You may be wondering why it is hotter now than it was in April, which is supposed to be...

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US to swiftly boost global vaccine sharing, Biden announces

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will swiftly donate an initial allotment of 25 million...

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Two new COVID-19 clusters found in Bangkok construction worker housing as 3,886 new infections are recorded in Thailand

Two new clusters of COVID-19 infections have been found in Bangkok, as 3,886 new infections and 39 more deaths...

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Thailand’s House of Representatives passes 2022 budget bill

After three days of debate, the House of Representatives passed the 3.1 trillion baht spending budget bill for 2022...

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Large Lat Phrao malls deny they have new clusters of COVID-19 infections

Popular shopping malls, Central Plaza Lat Phrao, Imperial World and Union Mall, which are all located at or near...

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‘Use the platform if they have one.’ Talking politics with Amanda Obdam

Politics should be normalised, was Amanda Obdam’s key message during a recent interview with Thai PBS World, as beauty...

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Eateries in Red Zones to ask CCSA to increase dine-in seating to 50-75% of capacity

Operators of eateries in the four Red Zone provinces, including Bangkok, will propose that the Centre for COVID-19 Situation...

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DES ministry considers legal action against property firm’s claims about procuring Sinopharm vaccine for Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) is coordinating with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) and the...

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Daily COVID-19 cases soar to new high of 4,803today as CCSA concerned over rising infections in prisons

The COVID-19 spread in Thailand’s prisons remain a matter of concern, as 2,702 new infections among inmates were found,...

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Sriracha Tiger Zoo puts its 11 elephants up for sale

Thailand’s famous Tiger Zoo, in Sriracha district of the eastern province of Chon Buri, is offering its 11 elephants...

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Ex-Appeals Court president denies allegations of corruption in Toyota Motors tax case

Former president of Thailand’s Appeals Court, Professor Chaiyasit Trachutham, has categorically denied allegations, reported by Law360, that he was...

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Bangkok’s food delivery services to reduce their margins during June

App-based food delivery services have agreed to cut their gross profit share (GP), normally charged to eateries at 30-35%percent,...

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Malaysia PM orders ‘total lockdown’ amid COVID-19 surge

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday announced a nationwide “total lockdown” starting in June as coronavirus infections in...

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Govt., Chulabhorn Royal Academy reject unqualified company offers of COVID-19 vaccines

The Thai government has never been approached by a real estate company, which is claiming to have offered about...

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Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines producing high antibody levels – SICRES

The immune response in those inoculated with either the Sinovac or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines produce high levels of antibodies,...

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Registration for mass inoculations in Bangkok opens Thursday

Registration for mass COVID-19 inoculation of people living in Bangkok, aged 18-59 and not in high-risk groups opens today...

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Australia’s Victoria state to enter COVID-19 lockdown after ‘highly-infectious’ outbreak

Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria will enter a one-week COVID-19 lockdown forcing its near seven million residents...

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Biden orders review of COVID origins as lab leak theory debated

President Joe Biden ordered aides to determine the origin of the virus that causes COVID-19, saying on Wednesday that...

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‘Must Survive’ volunteer group aims to be a one-stop support service during the pandemic – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th May 2021]

“Tong Rod – Up for Thai,” or “Must Survive – Up for Thai” is a volunteer group that began...

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Thai Buddhism in Pop Culture: Luang Phor Koon Screen Printed on Supreme Parkas – Thai PBS World Tonight [21st May 2021]

Late much-revered Thai Buddhist monk Luang Phor Koon means many things to many people. He is a teacher, a...

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“LOVE 30” Streets for Life – Thai PBS World Tonight [21st May 2021]

If we go by the number of deaths in Thailand, COVID-19 is not the country’s biggest public health problem,...

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Electronics factory in Phetchaburi closed after 682 employees catch COVID-19

A Cal-Comp Electronics factory in Phetchaburi province has been closed from today (Friday) for 14 days by its management,...

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State of Emergency to be extended for two more months to control COVID-19

It may take two more months to bring the current COVID-19 wave under control, according to Thailand’s Centre for...

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Most Japan firms say Olympics should be cancelled or postponed, poll shows

Nearly 70% of Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics either cancelled or postponed, a Reuters survey found, underscoring concerns...

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10 Bangkok markets closed to curb COVID-19 spread

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered the closure of 10 markets in the capital, as the rate of...

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Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire to end bloody 11-day war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire Thursday, halting a bruising 11-day war that caused widespread...

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Street hawkers, Bangkok, Thailand
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Street hawkers risk COVID-19 infection to make a living

Despite the new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen many more cases and deaths than last year,...

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EU agrees to open doors to vaccinated foreigners

European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist...

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Amanda Obdam, Miss Universe Thailand
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Wowing Miss Universe fans, Thailand’s Amanda Obdam reaches Top 10

Many Thais woke up this morning to root for Amanda Obdam, Thailand’s representative in the Miss Universe pageant, held...

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Bangkok extends closures of several venues until May 31 as eateries reopen today

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has extended closures of several venues including schools until May 31st, with an exception...

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COVID-19, eateries, Bangkok, ease restrictions
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CCSA to ease restrictions on eateries in Deep Red and Red zones

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to ease restrictions on eateries in the Deep Red Zone,...

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1,219 more prison inmates in Thailand found infected with COVID-19 today

Thailand’s Corrections Department reported an additional 1,219 new COVID-19 cases among inmates and detainees in three prisons today (Saturday),...

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Construction sites, Bangkok
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400 site worker housing facilities in and around Bangkok facing tighter anti-COVID-19 controls

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), and major construction companies in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi, have been...

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3,095 new COVID-19 cases logged in Thailand on Saturday, including 1,163 in Bangkok alone

COVID-19 spread in Bangkok and its suburbs, as well as in prisons, is not showing any sign of slowing...

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Central Din Daeng Market, COVID-19, Bangkok
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Two of Bangkok’s fresh markets closed after traders and workers found infected with COVID-19

The Central Din Daeng and Yingcharoen markets in Bangkok are to be closed from tomorrow (Sunday) until May 21st...

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Taiwan tightens curbs after surge in domestic COVID-19 cases

Taiwan raised its coronavirus alert level on Saturday in the capital, Taipei, and the surrounding city, bringing curbs for...

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West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Turmoil from the battle between Israel and Hamas spilled over into the West...

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A joyful and peaceful Eid al-Fitr during the COVID-19 – Thai PBS World Tonight [14th May 2021]

Eid al-Fitr, known as ‘the festival of breaking the fast’, marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting,...

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Panel to supervise 3.7 million baht in public donations for supposedly poor student wanting to be doctor

The Muang district office of Thailand’s northeastern province of Kalasin has set up a committee to look after about...

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Eight COVID-19 clusters reported in Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reported eight COVID-19 clusters in the city, two of which is seeing a...

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Israel threatens Gaza ground invasion despite truce efforts

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000...

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Can oxygen saturation show if you are infected with COVID-19? – Thai PBS World Tonight [13th May 2021]

COVID-19 has affected millions of people over the past year and a half. One thing that is quite clear...

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Lives of children in dense communities during COVID-19 – Thai PBS World Tonight [13th May 2021]

These are some of the children from the Yommarat Railway community, one of many poor communities hidden in Bangkok. Their...

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‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Zero to Food Hero with Yindii – Thai PBS World Tonight [12th May 2021]

Every night, millions of tons of food are thrown in the trash, gone to waste, creating a carbon footprint,...

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The hard work of hidden heroes in the COVID-19 crisis – Thai PBS World Tonight [11th May 2021]

Entering Phra Nang Klao Hospital, everyone has to pass this security checkpoint. It is the front line for the...

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Lawyers hope court will hold bail hearing for COVID19-infected Mike Rayong today

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) will try to seek bail for anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leader Panupong Jadnok,...

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Infected Thai actress accused of not self-isolating, wearing mask, on Pha-ngan Island

The district chief officer of Pha-ngan Island, in Thailand’s Surat Thani province, has lodged a complaint with the district...

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Malaysia declares nationwide lockdown as COVID-19 cases spike

Malaysia on Monday imposed a new nationwide lockdown, as the country grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases and...

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Half a million Bangkok residents registered for COVID-19 inoculation

More than half a million people in Bangkok are among 1.5 million Thais across the country who have registered...

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Explainer: Thailand’s vaccine plans and rollout timeline

About 1.3 million Thais have been vaccinated by the Thai government so far, with over 510,000 people having received...

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Thailand suspends entry certificates for all foreigners from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to suspend issuance of certificates of entry (COE) to all foreigners...

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Chiang Mai University closes field hospital after all patients are discharged

Chiang Mai University has closed down its field hospital, after all the patients, who were mostly students and university...

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First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in a Thai mother and her 4-year old son

The first case of the Indian COVID-19 variant, or B.1.617.1, has been found in Thailand, in a Thai family...

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Thailand records 1,630 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more fatalities on Monday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported 1,630 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths today (Monday), including...

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Australia’s New South Wales reports zero COVID-19 cases, fears remain over missing link

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state reported zero COVID-19 cases for a fourth straight day on Monday, but concerns...

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Environment General News

Two rare wildlife species sighted in Doi Inthanon national park

Goral (Naemothedus) and serow (Caprycomis Sumatraensis), two endangered wildlife species, only seen on steep mountain cliffs, have recently been...

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Public Health Minister’s response on COVID-19 vaccines – Thai PBS World Tonight [7th May 2021]

Amid both concerns and criticism of the handling of the inoculation, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told ThaiPBS World...

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Public Opinion on COVID-19 Inoculation in Thailand – Thai PBS World Tonight [7th May 2021]

Two and a half months after the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines landed in Thailand, over 1.5 million people...

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Klong Toey community leaders say COVID-19 screening and vaccination is fair

Klong Toey community leaders have refuted an allegation by a Palang Pracharat MP, claiming double standards in the distribution...

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The local gig work as a neighborhood personal shopper – Thai PBS World Tonight [6th May 2021]

This is Sarayuth Buabandit. He has a fulltime job as a salesperson. Recently, however, he took on a second...

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Living on the streets amid the COVID-19 outbreak – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th May 2021]

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

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News Politics

Thai anti-establishment group leader Panusaya released on conditional bail

A protest group leader, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, was released from the Central Women’s Correctional Institute yesterday (Thursday) evening, after...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Patent for Favipiravir rejected in Thailand

A patent application for Japanese-made anti-viral drug Favipiravir has been rejected by Thailand’s Intellectual Property Department over its manufacturing...

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Thailand removed from New York Times’ list of countries acquiring Pfizer vaccines

After recent unconfirmed reports that Thailand had already acquired COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer were denied, The New York Times...

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Senior virologist says Thailand needs all makes of vaccine to be administered rapidly

Thailand’s well-known and respected virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan said today (Thursday) that Thailand needs all brands of COVID-19 vaccines...

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