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Thailand’s 20 major dams, reservoirs are in danger of overflowing

Irrigation officials have been advised by Thailand’s Office of the National Water Command Centre (NWCC) to manage the discharge...

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WHO approves Siam Bioscience’s AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved Siam Bioscience Company Limited, a Thai company, as a qualified production site...

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Thai people remember late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the 5th anniversary of his passing

Thai people nationwide are paying their respects to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej today (Wednesday), on the fifth anniversary of...

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Two wet markets in Chiang Mai stay closed for another 11 days after more COVID-19 infections found

The Chiang Mai COVID-19 Situation Command Centre has ordered the Muang Mai and Sor Thor Gao wet markets to...

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Apple likely to cut iPhone 13 production due to chip crunch – Bloomberg News

Oct 12 (Reuters) – Apple Inc is likely to slash production of its iPhone 13 by as many as 10...

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Macron unveils 30-bln euro plan for innovation and industrial revival

PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) – France wants to be a leader in green hydrogen by 2030 and build low-carbon...

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Around Thailand Highlight News Thailand Floods

Heavy rain forecast for most parts of Thailand, 14 provinces warned of flash floods

People living in Thailand’s central, lower north-eastern, eastern and southern regions have been warned to brace for heavy rain...

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Thai PM concerned over shooting of police officer during last night’s protest

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern for a police officer who sustained serious injury when he was shot...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News Thailand Floods

Bangkok’s riverside communities warned of rising waters in Chao Phraya River

Residents of 11 riverside communities in Bangkok, located outside the protective flood walls, have been advised to track the...

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Senior health official visits Deep South to help curb rising COVID infections

Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Kiattibhoom Vongrachit has been ordered by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to immediately visit Thailand’s...

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WHO backs malaria vaccine rollout for Africa’s children in major breakthrough

NAIROBI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News Thailand Floods

Residents in 6 northeastern Thai provinces warned to prepare forevacuation as Chi river rises

Thailand’s National Water Directorate has issued an advisory,for riverside residents living in 28 districts in six north-eastern provinces, to...

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Registrations for AstraZeneca booster shots for those with 2 Sinovac jabs open Thursday

The COVID-19 vaccination site at Bang Sue Grand station in Bangkok has announced that they will start providing AstraZeneca...

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Voluntary inoculation of school students with Pfizer vaccine begins in Thailand

Thailand’s mass voluntary Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination campaign, for students aged 12 to 18, began today (Monday October 4th). 3.6 million...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News Thailand Floods

144 teams of medics sent to help flood victims in 17 flooded provinces

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has sent 144 teams of medics to help flood victims in 17 provinces and...

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Body of missing boat skipper found 70km from his capsized tug in Ayutthaya

The decomposing body of a man, believed by the driver of the tug boat which capsized in front of...

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Be unapologetic, but still kind – Thanphuying Sirikitiya Jensen

“A lot of people say that history has gone and it has nothing to do with me. It’s in...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News Thailand Floods

People living adjacent to Chao Phraya River in Chainat province warned of possible flooding

Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department (RID) sent an urgent letter to Chainat’s provincial governor today (Saturday), asking him to warn...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News Tourism

Foreign tourists can now apply to stay for up to nine months in Thailand

Foreign tourists can now stay in Thailand for up to nine months without the need of travel abroad to...

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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts

AFP – Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, one of the world’s most active, has erupted but its lava so far is...

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Two men facing attempted murder charge apprehended with bomb-making materials

Police arrested two young protesters facing the charge of attempted murder of a police officer in a clash with...

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Thai fermented fish thrown at PM’s vehicle by opponents

Yesterday (Thursday), the prime minister and his security team were confronted by disapproving local residents during his visit to...

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EU postpones trade talks with Australia amid submarine deal fallout

CANBERRA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Australia’s Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Friday talks with the European Union...

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Boat which sank on Chao Phraya River yesterday has been located

Rescue officials have found the submerged wreckage of the boat which capsized yesterday on the Chao Phraya-Pasak River, in...

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U.S. envoy says no hostile intent toward North Korea, calls for talks

SEOUL, Aug 23 (Reuters) – The United States has no hostile intent toward Pyongyang and is open to meeting...

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China factory activity shrinks for first time since February 2020

(AFP) – Chinese factory activity contracted in September for the first time since the height of its initial coronavirus...

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Thai cabinet approves new excise tax structure for cigarettes

The cabinet has approved a new excise tax structure for cigarettes, which may increase the price of a pack...

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85% of teachers must be vaccinated before schools reopen

The Ministry of Education has announced guidelines for the reopening of schools, wherein 85% of teachers must be fully...

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Introducing Thailand’s “Virtual Influencer”

Meet “Ailynn”, a 21-year-old virtual influencer, introduced by the Thai digital agency “SIA Bangkok”, hoping to penetrate Thailand’s digital...

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More details of Thailand’s reopening revealed

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration has released more details on Thailand’s gradual reopening to tourists, with its COVID-19...

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COVID-19 pandemic cut life expectancy by most since World War Two

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The COVID-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy in 2020 by the largest amount since World...

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German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor

BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly won Sunday’s national election, projected results showed, and claimed a...

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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,...

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Under pressure, U.S. donates half billion more COVID-19 vaccine doses to world

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday promised to buy 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses...

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U.S. FDA clears Pfizer COVID-19 booster for older and at-risk Americans

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the...

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Five traffic police kiosks in Bangkok torched during curfew Thursday morning

A Metropolitan Police investigation got underway today (Thursday) following the torching of at least five police kiosks in Bangkok...

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Melbourne braces for anti-lockdown protests as daily cases hit pandemic high

SYDNEY, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Police in Melbourne prepared for a fourth day of anti-lockdown protests on Thursday and...

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No decision on State of Emergency yet, CCSA may remain – Deputy Government Spokesperson

There has yet to be a decision on whether to extend Thailand’s nationwide State of Emergency, set to expire...

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Australian documents showed French submarine project was at risk for years

SYDNEY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – France shouldn’t have been surprised that Australia cancelled a submarine contract, as major concerns...

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‘The Crown,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’ top Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix’s “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” combined with Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” to win...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

14,109 new COVID-19 infections and 122 more deaths in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand recorded 14,109 new COVID-19 cases and 122 more deaths today (Saturday), as 13,280 patients recover, according to the...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

Don’t wait to be perfect to enjoy life – Pavida “Silvy” Moriggi

“The best part for me is the way I overcome my own insecurities, because after I released XL, I...

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Jobless Thai chef arrested for trying to sell rare butterflies

An unemployed chef has been arrested after he tried to sell eight preserved butterflies of six rare species to...

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Woman who claimed to have had third vaccine jab faces charges of giving false statements

Woman who claimed to have had third vaccine jab faces charges of giving false statements   A young woman,...

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News World

France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

PARIS – France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations in a ferocious...

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Ex-PM Thaksin and 4 others face NACC probe for THAI’s purchase of 10 Airbus aircraft

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has set up a panel to investigate fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and...

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China applies to join Pacific trade pact to boost economic clout

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) – China has filed an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific...

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Sydney pilots home quarantine as Australia looks to reopen border

SYDNEY, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Australian officials will trial a home quarantine system for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving...

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AZ boosters for those who got 2 Sinovac jabs from March to May to begin on Sep 24

People who received two doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine between March and May this year will be the...

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Around Thailand Business News Tourism

Five Thai provinces are set to reopen to foreign tourists on October 1

Bangkok, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chiang Mai are set to reopen to foreign arrivals on October...

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Thais flock to Hua Hin as lockdown eased, reopening to foreign tourists cautioned

More Thai people have been travelling to the coastal town of Hua Hin, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, since...

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North Korea puts hazmat suits on parade for national day, but no missiles

SEOUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) – North Korea celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its foundation with a night time military...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

Let’s make it happen for the next generation – Kotchakorn Voraarkom

“My passion would always be around environmental degradation of the city where I grew up, which is obviously Bangkok....

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1.6 billion baht generated in 2 months of ‘Phuket Sandbox’ as COVID spreads

1.6 billion baht has been generated from the “Phuket sandbox” scheme, which began on July 1st, amidst aworsening COVID-19...

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Thailand to procure 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next year

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has announced plans to procure 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next year, to...

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181 people over 60 among COVID-19 deaths in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand recorded 15,942 new COVID-19 cases and 257 more deaths today (Saturday), including 181 who were over 60 years...

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Dissident Pheu Thai MP abstains from censure vote against five ministers

Renegade Pheu Thai MP Sarunvuth Sarunkate, of Thailand’s northern province of Uttaradit, admitted today (Saturday) that he defied the...

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Police block protesters from rallying in front of Bangkok’s Lumpini Park

Police used shipping containers and razor wire, supported by two water cannons, to block Wireless Road at the Ploenchit...

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China’s Embassy in Bangkok defends Sinovac vaccine

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok has issued a statement, accusing some individuals and organizations in Thailand of attempting to...

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Thai PM Prayut wins confidence vote despite political dissension

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five of his Cabinet members today comfortably won a vote of confidence from the...

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News Politics

PM vows to spend rest of year rebuilding the Thai economy and the country

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has refuted the Opposition’s claim that his government should be held accountable for all...

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House Speaker orders probe into bribery allegation ahead of no confidence vote

Thailand’s House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered a formal investigation into the allegation, made by Pheu Thai MP Visarn...

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Business News

Thailand to start collecting tax from foreign tech firms

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will start collecting value added tax (VAT) from foreign technology companies and expects to raise...

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Empowering Thai Women Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

When you are truly yourself, you will feel so much better – Shannon Kalayanamitr

“I think one of the biggest things I’ve learnt is being able to accept who I am, understanding myself,...

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U.S. strikes at Islamic State militants in Kabul as withdrawal nears end

(Reuters) – A U.S. drone strike killed a suicide car bomber who Pentagon officials said was preparing to strike...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

Nothing is too hard to achieve – Sudaporn Seesondee

“I’m happy that I got the bronze medal, and I’m still very excited about it because it feels like...

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20,571 new COVID-19 cases, 23,159 recoveries in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand reported 20,571 new COVID-19 cases and 261 more deaths today (Saturday), while 23,159 more patients have recovered, according...

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ASEAN News

Malaysian PM sworn in as scandal-hit party reclaims leadership

A new Malaysian leader was sworn in Saturday following the previous government’s collapse, reclaiming the premiership for his scandal-mired party...

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Confiscated methamphetamine machine used for Fah Talai Jone pill production

The Thai Justice ministry has modified a tablet press, confiscated from an illicit drug manufacturing network, to produce Fah...

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House passes Thailand’s 37.6 billion baht public health budget in its second reading

Thailand’s House of Representatives passed the Public Health Ministry’s (MoPH) 37.6 billion baht budget for the 2022 fiscal year,...

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Suchart Sawatsri
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Outcry over reported removal of Suchat Sawatsri as a Thai national artist

The Thai Writers Association, several prominent writers, politicians and academics have voiced opposition to the reported decision by the...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

Don’t just dream, do it – Panipak “Tennis” Wongpattanakit

“In my childhood dreams, I never thought of being part of the Thai national team or winning a gold...

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Thai police consider filing charges against parents of young protesters

Police are considering taking legal action against the parents of young protesters who vandalised public property during recent protests...

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Reusable PPE suits to reduce plastic waste in Thailand

One of the essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic is the PPE suit. Since most PPE suits are disposable, they...

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Suspect in Swiss tourist’s death in police custody in Phuket
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Suspect in Swiss tourist’s death in police custody in Phuket

Police are holding a man in custody for questioning in connection with the death of a Swiss tourist, who...

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Thailand Protests 2021
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Rubber bullets fired at protesters in Bangkok after teargas fails to break up the protests

Police fired rubber bullets at anti-government protesters at Din Daeng intersection in Bangkok, after they refused to disperse. Before...

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Bangkok protesters head from Democracy Monument to PM’s residence

Outnumbered by police, anti-government protesters, who had converged at the Democracy Monument before 1pm for a planned march to...

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Daily COVID-19 death toll soars to new high of 212 on Saturday

The COVID-19 death toll today (Saturday) rose above 200 for the first time since April 1st, logging 212 fatalities,...

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ASEAN News

ASEAN to hold international donor conference on Myanmar

Asean is planning to hold an international donor conference on humanitarian aid for Myanmar, which is suffering from an...

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Phuket, dead Swiss tourist, candlelight vigil
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Candle-lit ceremony held on Phuket in remembrance of dead Swiss tourist

Phuket Governor Narong Woonsiew led a group of provincial employees, hotel representatives and residents of Phuket on Friday night,...

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News Politics Protests 2020

Thai Police ready for anti-government protesters this afternoon

Shipping containers and razor wire are forming a protective wall around the inner areas of Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Record 670,834 vaccinations given on August 5th in Thailand

A total of 670,834 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Thailand on Thursday, which is the most given...

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Thailand falls to bottom of Nikkei Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery Index

Thailand has been ranked bottom of a list of over 120 countries on Nikkei Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery Index, with...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

Actions speak louder than words – Nitcharee Peneakchanasak

“If I still feel sorry about the train accident, I would still be at home, and I won’t get...

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Classmates of Thai PM’s daughters want her to ask her father to resign

Former classmates, who studied at the Faculty of Communication Arts of Chulalongkorn University with, both twin daughters of Prime...

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“Sai Mai Will Survive” volunteers to help COVID-19 patients in the district

As Thailand’s medical system struggles under a surge of COVID-19 cases, ordinary people are helping to plug the gaps,...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Couriers working with limited space are important actors in global logistics for vaccines

On Friday morning, Thailand received the first batch of 1.5 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by the...

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Doctor suggests prayer as she describes the desperate situation at Ban Paew Hospital

“At this moment when science, medicine and medical treatment are not easily accessible, we will have to rely on...

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UK to donate 415,000 AstraZeneca doses to Thailand, delivery expected in early August

The United Kingdom will donate 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand, which are expected to arrive...

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Thailand’s industry minister assures sufficient medical oxygen for domestic demand

Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit gave an assurance today (Monday) that there is enough medical oxygen to meet domestic demand...

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New COVID-19 infections rise to 15,376 with 87 deaths in Thailand on Monday

COVID-19 infections increased by 15,376 today (Monday), as 87 more patients died, including 5 who died at home and...

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CCSA to consider allowing eateries in malls and department stores to provide take-away and delivery services

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will be asked to ease restrictions on eateries in shopping malls and...

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Home isolation volunteers hope to help the country survive the COVID-19 crisis

Thailand has begun to place asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in home isolation, to free up hospital beds for those in...

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Growing need for help as the COVID-19 new infected rate is climbing

Tone used to come and go between Thailand and Myanmar. He is a documented worker with a passport and...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General Highlight News

14,260 new COVID-19 infections, 119 more deaths in Thailand on Saturday

New COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours (Saturday) dropped slightly to 14,260, from yesterday’s 14,575, while the death...

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Phetchabun Governor Krit Kongmuang
Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update General News

Poultry plant in Thailand’s Phetchabun closed after 1,600 workers infected with COVID-19

A frozen poultry processing factory in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun has been closed down after more than 1,600,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand Shifts Strategies, Joins COVAX, Strengthens Public Health to Battle Covid-19

With funding from the European Union (EU) and new strategies, Thailand hopes toget infections and mortality rates from the...

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13.35% of people in Bangkok’s 40 most crowded communities have COVID-19
Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

13.35% of people in Bangkok’s 40 most crowded communities have COVID-19

5,086 of 31,518 people in 40 of Bangkok’s most crowded communities, who were given rapid antigen tests by members...

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Man found dead near Bangkok’s Victory Monument tests positive for COVID-19
Coronavirus Outbreak Update Crime News

Man found dead near Bangkok’s Victory Monument tests positive for COVID-19

An 80-year man was found dead near the Victory Monument in Bangkok this morning (Saturday) and an initial examination,...

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2.3 million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be delivered to Thailand next week

AstraZeneca (AZ) Thailand will deliver another batch of 2.3 million doses of its viral vector vaccine to the Ministry...

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