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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 Embassy in Bangkok said it hurts China’s goodwill to help Thailand’s…

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha holds vials of the CoronaVac Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine, developed by China’s Sinovac firm, as a shipment of it arrived in Bangkok on February 24, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, on the first day…

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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 which is 99% effective at killing the COVID-19 virus in the…

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A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of the Pfizer vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Mueang district in southern Thailand’s Pattani province on August 30, 2021. Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP

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 mRNA vaccine. He also assured that Thailand will be able 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 other underlying health conditions according to the Disease Control Department. According…

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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 more deaths were reported, according to the CCSA. The number of…

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Three million doses of Sinovac inactivated virus vaccine from China. Credit : The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok Facebook Page

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 vaccine, in two batches, arrived in Bangkok today, adding “Chinese and…

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A volunteer from the Zendai organization checks the blood oxygen levels of a woman in home isolation in a Covid-19 stricken community in Nong Chok district in the outskirts of Bangkok on July 26, 2021, as hospital beds for infected patients remain scarce across the nation. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 the home isolation program, said CCSA Assistant Spokeswoman Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan…

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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 it to hold an emergency hearing on COVID-19 vaccine procurement restrictions…

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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 Antigen Test Kits (ATK), have returned positive results, according to the…

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A GrabFood delivery driver picks up orders of the limited edition K-pop band “BTS Meal” from a McDonald’s branch in Bangkok on July 16, 2021, as dine-in bans continue due to Covid-19 restrictions across the country. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 (CCSA), following confusion and complaints that delivery is the only option…

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Deputy abbot Mahapromphong from Wat Suthi Wararam Buddhist temple administers a rapid Covid-19 coronavirus test to a resident in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 day cases surpassed the 20,000 level. Daily new COVID-19 infections surpassed…

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Health workers prepare doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to be administered to inmates at Chonburi Central Prison on June 25, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 total to 10 million, with the inoculation of children aged 3-17…

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Elderly Covid-19 coronavirus patient Worapoj Salee waits to be transferred to a hospital in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 Bangkok still topping the list of 10 most-infected provinces, logging 3,566…

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The family (back L) of Malee Manjeen, 79, who passed away earlier in the day due to Covid-19, watch from a distance as monks in personal protective equipment carry her coffin to the crematorium at Wat Chin Wararam Worawihan in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 getting to say a final “goodbye”. In the news we see…

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A man crosses the road on Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok on July 12, 2021, on the first day of stricter lockdown restrictions to try to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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, for two more weeks and to expand the COVID-19 “Dark Red”…

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Credit: Thammasat University Field Hospital for COVID-19 Facebook Page

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 his ministers and senior officials every morning to assess the latest…

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A medical worker prepares Covid-19 coronavirus swab test for international passengers arriving for the “Phuket Sandbox” tourism scheme that allows vaccinated visitors at Phuket International Airport in Phuket on July 1, 2021.

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 a Phuket provincial order dated today (Thursday), amid rising COVID-19 infections…

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Residents of a remote community help move food donations from the Bangkok Community Help Foundation in Phra Kanong district in Bangkok on July 23, 2021, as Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the kingdom continue to reach new highs on a daily basis. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 or other essential reasons, to prevent them from bringing COVID-19 back…

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Photo: Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand

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 morning, Swiss Ambassador to Thailand Helene Budliger Artieda received the shipment…

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Bangkok’s Chinatown street food stalls, gold shops see worst trade in years

The Thai capital’s once bustling Chinatown is now uncharacteristically quiet, with many businesses suffering from the impacts of the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The 9pm to 4am curfew in Bangkok and…

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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, including 5 who died at home, according to the CCSA. Daily…

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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 isolation and treatment, as the capital, the current epicenter of the…

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Maj-Gen Rianthong Nanna, Director of Bangkok’s Mongkut Wattana Hospital

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 admissions queue by dumping COVID-19 infected people at the hospital without…

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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 to the CCSA. Of the new infections, 11,759 are locally acquired…

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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 the company has already notified the manufacturer of the order for…

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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 States, will be administered to frontline medical personnel, said Dr. Rungruang…

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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 by train on Monday of COVID-19 infected natives of the province,…

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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 19 villagers and more than half of the 6,500 plus workers…

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This handout photo from the Royal Thai Army taken and released on May 16, 2021 shows military personnel in personal protective equipment (PPE) carrying a coffin of a victim of the Covid-19 coronavirus for cremation at a Buddhist temple in Nakhon Ratchasima, amid a surge in cases in Thailand of the virus. Handout / ROYAL THAI ARMY / AFP

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 death toll steadily rises, said Prime Minister’s Office Minister Anucha Nakasai…

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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 community isolation facilities or pre-admission centres, within 24 hours of the…

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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 to the Delta variant, the slow imposition of lockdown measures and…

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Workers clad in PPE gear wheel a patient with Covid-19 symptoms to be brought to hospital from a village in Pattani on July 19, 2021, as Thailand seeks to contain a surge in coronvirus cases. Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP

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, with Delta accounting for 62.6% of 3,340 samples examined by the…

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A man prays outside of the gates of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on July 12, 2021, on the first day of stricter lockdown restrictions to try to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 a possibility in the next two months, if the rate of…

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Pro-democracy protesters confront riot police whilst marching to Government House to call for the resignation of Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha in Bangkok on July 18, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

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 police last night for allegedly violating the Emergency Decree and 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 the supply shortage is hindering operations at pre-admission centres, where some…

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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 shot of a vector vaccine, can boost immunity, according to prominent…

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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 Sinovac vaccine drops by half every 40 days, according to Dr….

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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 site is among a few offering free Rapid Antigen tests, with…

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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 formed to conduct active screening of communities, in a bid to…

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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 self-test for COVID-19 at home. They are expected to be available…

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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 local production of the vaccine by the Thai firm Siam Bioscience,…

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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 over the past few weeks, as further restrictions proposed today by…

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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 native residents infected with COVID-19 and who develop mild symptoms. The…

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Samut Sakhon governor threatens to close private hospitals over no COVID testing policy

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri has threatened to ask authorities to close down all private hospitals in the province, after they refused to prove free COVID-19 tests, claiming that they…

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Voluntary full lockdown proposed by RCPT chair amid surging COVID-19 cases

The chairman of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand, Air Marshal Dr. Anutra Chittinandana, is asking Thai people to enter a voluntary full lockdown, to protect themselves against COVID-19,…

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Siriraj Hospital closes ER as Rajavithi Hospital suspends general surgery and new admissions

Today (Sunday), Bangkok’s Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital announced the temporary closure of its Emergency Room, until further notice, due to the number of patients exceeding capacity. The hospital did not say…

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Basic beds set up for detainees at a field hospital by the Thai Immigration Police in Bangkok. (Photo by THAI IMMIGRATION POLICE)

CRA proposes review of hospital bed management and medics as top priority

Chulabhorn Royal Academy Secretary-General, Professor Dr. Nithi Mahanonda, has proposed a reprioritisation of Thailand’s strategies to cope with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is rapidly spreading “far…

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5,916 new COVID-19 infections, 44 more deaths in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand logged 5,916 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,498 cases in Bangkok (not counting prisoners) and 44 more deaths today (Sunday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Five…

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Celebratory sprays of water are splashed over an Etihad Airways airplane arriving from Abu Dhabi carrying passengers for the “Phuket Sandbox” tourism scheme that allows visits by people vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus, at Phuket International Airport in Phuket on July 1, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Phuket on alert after airline passenger from Bangkok found infected with COVID-19

Phuket is on the alert after a passenger, who arrived on the island aboard a Thai Smile flight from Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok on July 1st, was found to…

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Thai man with kidney disease dies a day after vaccine jab in Udon Thani

A 64-year old man, who suffered from kidney disease, died one day after he received his AstraZeneca vaccine jab and his daughter thinks that his death might be linked to…

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All schools, kindergartens in Khon Kaen closed till July 16 amid COVID-19 spread

All schools, kindergartens and child development centres in Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen have been ordered to close until July 16th amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19 infections in…

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Cabinet approves ฿7.5 bn compensation for workers hit by partial lockdown

Employees affected by the partial lockdown in and around Bangkok, which began on Monday, and who are not covered by the social security scheme, will be eligible for 2,000 baht/month…

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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, in and around the capital, to prevent workers leaving their compounds…

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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 to a COVID-19 assistance fund, saying that it will be good…

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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 has expressed serious concern that there may not be sufficient hospital…

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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 will replace the Alpha (UK) variant as the dominant strain around…

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Reopening of Phuket and Surat Thani to foreign tourists confirmed for July

Thailand’s cabinet has confirmed that Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists on July 1st, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project, as planned. Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, in…

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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 nine provinces, including three in Bangkok, according to the Centre for…

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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 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, as hospitals there are reaching capacity. According to…

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Samut Sakhon governor complains of too few vaccines as “Give Back Vaccines to Samut Sakhon” hashtag goes viral

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri is publicly complaining that his province will be getting fewer vaccines than requested, as many netizens in this coastal province change their profile hashtag to…

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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 this morning (Tuesday), following some confusion yesterday that saw many parks…

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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, amid widespread indefinite postponements of appointments this week. People aged at…

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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), amid widespread postponement of appointments. Claiming the rollout has met the…

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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 across the country by this month, or July 2nd the latest,…

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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 COVID-19 vaccines, appears to have be resolved, at least for now….

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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 their caretakers in Bangkok today (Tuesday), before going on to tour…

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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 recorded today, including 534 cases among prison inmates and 28 more…

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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 days from today (Monday), after 28 workers tested positive for COVID-19…

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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 of Bangkok, where 347 workers have been infected, as 2,419 new…

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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, with most in Bangkok, according to the Department of Medical Sciences…

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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 of the Disease Control Department Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong, as the country…

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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 herbal medicine, in the treatment of mild symptoms of COVID-19 infection….

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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 today (Sunday), as Thailand prepares for the launch of the national…

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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 the mixed use of Sinovac and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, to be followed…

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Syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine lay on a table at a pop up vaccine clinic at the Jewish Community Center on April 16, 2021 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

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, while 50 million more doses are to be procured next year…

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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 infections in factories and other work places after they have, of…

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A medical staff member draw vials of the Coronavac vaccine, before administering it to members of the Klong Toey community, at a school in Bangkok on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

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 initial compensation to eight people who developed undesirable side effects after…

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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, while new infections today (Wednesday) increased by 2,455, including 479 cases…

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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 no clear sign of slowing down, according to the Centre for…

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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 have been found at Italian-Thai Development worker housing, bringing total infected…

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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 COVID-19 vaccine, from 10 weeks after the initial injection to 16…

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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 Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). The new infections have brought…

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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 workers, amidst rising concerns that it could delay construction of many…

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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, with 3,382 new cases and 17 more deaths being logged, according…

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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 in the cluster to 2,111 so far, according to local authorities….

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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 and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines quickly, in preparation for the…

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Myanmar migrant workers register for testing at a Covid-19 coronavirus mobile testing clinic in Pathum Thani province on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

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) set up a special camp for the quarantine of COVID-19 infected…

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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 the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Of the new infections,…

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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 administered right away on the same day. On-site inoculation is another…

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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 four Dark Red zone provinces – Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and…

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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 20 districts of the capital. Eight of them are, however, reportedly…

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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, has been allocated to cover all prisons nationwide. This averages out…

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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 in Thailand today (Tuesday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation…

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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 possible and allow foreign tourists in again, to help revive their…

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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 even worse for people who have a preexisting mental condition. The…

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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 Chaengwattana road, until further notice, after 196 workers were found to…

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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 the agency today (Thursday). It is the fourth vaccine approved by…

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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, chronic kidney disease, cerebrovascular disease or stroke, cancer, obesity or diabetes,…

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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 demand compensation from the state for the anticipated impacts on their…

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