Coronavirus Outbreak Update

New daily COVID-19 infection and death toll highs in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections (18,912) and deaths (178) both reached new 24 hour highs on Saturday, according to the CCSA. The new infections include 18,102 locally transmitted and 810 among…

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People pack Bang Sue Grand Station to get inoculated on final day of the walk-in service

Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok was packed with people today (Saturday), queuing in multiple lines to get vaccinated on the last day of the walk-in service. The service was…

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Thai Public Health Ministry model predicts 40,000 COVID cases and 500 deaths per day soon if restrictions not obeyed

Thailand may see over 40,000 new COVID-19 infections and 500 deaths per day, peaking mid-September, if the current lockdown restrictions are not rigorously followed and enforced and without full cooperation…

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Insured in Thailand can now claim medical expenses during home or community isolation

People with appropriate insurance cover can now claim medical expenses incurred while they are in home or community isolation, for up to 14 days, from their insurers, according to Mr….

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Thai-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi province closed to reduce risk of infected people crossing

The governor of Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of the border with Myanmar, effective Monday until further notice, as a precaution against a possible influx of…

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A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo

U.S. CDC internal report says Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease, the Washington Post said,…

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Breaking down barriers to Covid-19 vaccination: Advice from a psychiatrist

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across many parts of the world including Thailand. The highly transmissible Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is spreading quickly, resulting in a…

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36,861 people in 518 factories in Thailand hit by COVID-19 cluster infections

Cluster infections have been found in 518 factories, located in 49 provinces of Thailand, affecting 36,861 workers who tested positive for the disease between April 1st and July 29th this…

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Thai backhoe and truck owners seek debt moratorium from Finance Ministry

Owners of six-wheel trucks and backhoe excavators are seeking help from the Finance Ministry, by negotiating with commercial banks or other financial institutes, to freeze their debt and interest payments…

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39,500 COVID-infected people are in home or community isolation

Altogether 39,500 asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic COVID-19 patients have, so far, registered to remain in home or community isolation, under the supervision of 104 community clinics and other health service…

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PM says ‘sorry’ over COVID losses, hints at semi-lockdown extension in ‘Dark Red’ zone

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said “sorry” over COVID-19 losses and that he is sympathizing with a lot of people suffering from the pandemic and its impacts, while hinting at a…

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Thailand’s ban on fake, distorted news, fearmongering begins Friday, as media threatened with censorship

The Thai government has barred media from disseminating fake or distorted news and news that could stir fear regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, effective from today (Friday), with a threat of…

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First batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines donated by US arrives in Thailand

The first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by the U.S. government arrived in Thailand this morning (Friday), according to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The 1.5 million doses, of…

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A medical worker prepares to administer a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, in Ashdod, Israel January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel to offer Pfizer booster shot against COVID-19 to the over-60s

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will begin offering a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID–19 vaccine to people aged over 60, a world first in efforts to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, launching…

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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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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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4 billion anti-Covid shots injected worldwide

More than 4 billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been administered around the world, eight months after the vaccination drive started, according to an AFP count Thursday. Global injections have…

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People walk across a crossing near Shimbashi Station in Tokyo Thursday, July 29, 2021, a day after the record-high coronavirus cases were found in the Olympics host city. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third straight day with the Olympics well underway. “We have never experienced the…

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Clinical trials show that an inhaled COVID-19 vaccine made by China is safe and effective.

Clinical trials have shown that an inhaled COVID-19 vaccine made by China is safe and effective, according to a study published on Monday in The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general…

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Seven volunteers in Bangkok under probe over vaccination registration scam

Seven volunteers, helping people at the Bang Sue Grand Station vaccination to register for COVID-19 inoculation appointments, are under investigation by railway police, but no charges have yet been filed….

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Thai FDA warns against use of disinfectant spray gun

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is warning against the use of alcohol spray guns, as their tiny droplets are ineffective at disinfecting surfaces and such spraying could cause any…

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New daily COVID-19 records each day as Thailand logs 17,669 new cases, 165 deaths Thursday

New COVID-19 records have been set almost every day over the past fortnight, as Thailand logged daily record high infections of 17,669 and a new daily death toll high of…

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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 in the next 1-2 weeks, according to the British Embassy in…

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his final State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, Philippines on Monday, July 26, 2021. (Lisa Marie David/Pool Photo via AP)

Philippines’ Duterte says unvaccinated may be shut in

MANILA (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard…

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Hackers stealing vaccination appointments for sale to face stiff legal action

Thailand’s Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has promised stiff legal action against hackers who allegedly stole information, from the computer system of a mobile phone service provider, about people who have…

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US plans to donate 2.5 million doses of vaccine to Thailand

US Senator Tammy Duckworth revealed last night that the US government planned to provide 2.5 million doses of vaccine to Thailand. The Thai-American lawmaker told a webinar on Thai-US relations…

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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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Vaccination at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station to continue, as focus turns to younger people

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave an assurance today (Tuesday) that vaccination services at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station will continue as normal, but social distancing measures must be tightened…

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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk past extra papers reporting on Japanese gold medalists at Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s capital, Tokyo, reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged people to avoid non-essential…

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Study shows AZ+mRNA vaccination regimen is as good as two doses of mRNA

An immunogenicity study, conducted in Germany, shows the mixed use of viral vector and mRNA vaccines induces a significantly high level of anti-spike and neutralizing antibodies, close to the level…

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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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Will Phuket be the last straw that breaks camel’s back?

The answer will depend primarily on the COVID-19 numbers at Thailand’s popular island resort. But how the Prayut administration will look coming out of a potential Phuket nightmare will also…

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Bottles of the Sinovac vaccine are seen at a hospital, as Indonesia drives mass vaccination for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Antibodies from Sinovac’s COVID-19 shot fade after about 6 months, booster helps – study

BEIJING (Reuters) – Antibodies triggered by Sinovac Biotech’s COVID–19 vaccine declined below a key threshold from around six months after a second dose for most recipients, although a third shot had a strong booster effect, according to a Chinese study. Chinese researchers reported 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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Empty tourist boats anchor off Rawai Beach on Phuket, southern Thailand, Monday, June 28, 2021. Thailand’s government has begun the “Phuket Sandbox” scheme to bring the tourists back to Phuket starting July 1. Even though coronavirus numbers are again rising around the rest of Thailand and prompting new lockdown measures, officials say there’s too much at stake not to forge ahead with the plan to reopen the island to fully-vaccinated travelers. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Phuket ‘sandbox’ continues despite more closures amid surge in COVID-19 cases

The Phuket “sandbox” scheme, in which fully vaccinated COVID-19 negative foreign tourists are allowed into the country through the island, without quarantine, as an initial step in the country’s reopening…

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Two girls told by mother to go to orphanage as they watch her die of COVID at home

Two girls, aged 7 and 9, who later tested positive for COVID-19, were rescued from their home in Samut Prakan’s Bang Phli district yesterday (Monday), after watching their mother die…

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Walk-in vaccination at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station to end on July 31st

Vaccination services at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok will be provided to people over 18 years of age and those afflicted with any of the seven underlying diseases, who…

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Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit

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 for vital lifesaving use. The minister said today that he has…

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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 posthumously tested positive for the virus, according to CCSA Assistant Spokeswoman…

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A restaurant in a mall in Bangkok. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

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 department stores, by allowing them to provide take-away and delivery services….

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Surviving the lockdown by getting creative

The great Covid lockdown has been reinstated, and the end may not be coming any time soon. Aside from online shopping and watching a movie marathon on one of the…

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Vietnam received another 3 million doses of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine through COVAX

The second lot in the latest batch of over 3 million doses of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine granted by the US through the COVAX Facility was handed over to Vietnam late…

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A comprehensive guide to home and community isolation in Thailand

Most people who test positive for COVID-19 today will likely have to go into “home isolation” or “community isolation”, as Thailand’s public-health system is overwhelmed by new cases. The culprit…

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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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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 toll increased to 119, from 114 on Friday, according to CCSA….

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Phetchabun Governor Krit Kongmuang

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, of the 7,200, were found to be infected with COVID-19 during…

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

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 coronavirus down in the next couple of months To this end,…

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The Dos and Don’ts when Doing a COVID Test at Home

You wouldn’t think about doing Covid-19 self-testing any time soon, but the day may have come. The news that the Food and Drug Administration hadapproved eight antigen Covid-19 test kits…

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

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 of the Rural Doctors Society (RDS) between July 21st and 23rd,…

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

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, using an antigen test kit, found him infected with COVID-19. Sub-Lt…

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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 of Public Health this coming week and is trying to secure…

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AstraZeneca and Pfizer to be used as booster doses for Thai medics – DDC

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be used as a third, booster dose for medical personnel before the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine, after which both will be used, according to Thailand’s…

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Samut Sakhon governor spurns ministerial regulation for patient admission to triage facilities

Samut Sakhon governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri has decided to bypass ministerial red tape to speed up the admission of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic COVID-19 patients to pre-admission centres, to prevent the…

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Thammasat hospital introduces ‘Withhold Intubation’ rule in severe aging COVID-19 cases

Due to the severe shortage of life-saving medical equipment, such as ventilators, the management of Thammasat University hospital has decided to apply a “Withhold Intubation Rule” for severe COVID-19 patients…

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13 million AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccine doses to be administered in Thailand by end of August

8 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and 5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine are being administered through to the end of August 2021, while 15.38 million doses, mainly of the…

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Thailand reports one VITT case in 5 million people given AstraZeneca vaccine

Only one case of Vaccine-induced immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), or clogged arteries, has been reported among more than five million people in Thailand who have received the AstraZeneca viral vector…

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Thailand continues to break COVID record each day, as 14,575 infections logged on Friday

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infection record has been broken each day since last Friday, except for Tuesday July 20th. Today (Friday) sees 14,575 new cases and 114 more deaths, according…

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Passengers, mostly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) queue at the departure area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Philippines to bar travel from Malaysia, Thailand to curb Delta’s spread

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines will ban travellers coming from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, the presidential…

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Is Thailand’s bid to join global vaccine-sharing initiative too little, too late?

Thailand is finally bidding to join the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative after being hit by a critical shortage of effective vaccines at the height of its contagion crisis….

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Spacing Pfizer COVID shots boosts antibody levels after initial drop -study

LONDON (Reuters) – A longer gap between doses of Pfizer‘s COVID-19 vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels than a shorter gap, a British study found on Friday, but there is a sharp drop in antibody levels after the first dose. The study might help…

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10% of people in Bangkok given COVID-19 antigen tests since July 12 infected

About 10% of over 50,000 people in Bangkok checked using antigen test kits (ATK) since July 12th, under an active screening campaign, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to  the National…

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Zeng Yixin, Vice Minister of China’s National Health Commission, speaks at a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Zeng said Thursday he was taken aback by the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a COVID-19 origins study. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China rebuffs WHO’s terms for further COVID-19 origins study

BEIJING (AP) — China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday….

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Six million more doses of Sinopharm to be procured for Thailand by August

A total of nine million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine are being procured by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), to make up for the fewer doses than expected being delivered…

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Four modular ICUs at Bangkok field hospital open this month

Four modular ICUs at a field hospital in Bangkok are opening this month. One was opened on July 12th, another opened today (Thursday) and two more are expected to become…

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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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Thailand’s COVID-19 infections continue record-breaking pace with 13,655 logged Thursday

Thailand recorded another new daily high of COVID-19 infections today (Thursday) with 13,655 cases and 87 more deaths, bringing total infections to 424,269 and deaths to 3,603 since April 2021,…

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Thailand’s 40 CEOs reject ‘Wuhan’ model, call on PM to control pandemic, provide compensations

40 of Thailand’s leading CEOs have called on the government to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control, compensate people who have been adversely impacted by it, boost the economy and…

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US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into…

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant: study

LONDON (Reuters) – Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed. Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant variant worldwide, though the study reiterated that…

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Thailand’s vaccine director apologises for ‘slow, inadequate’ vaccine rollout, promises to join COVAX

Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute (NVI) Director Nakorn Premsri offered an apology to the public on Wednesday for the slow and insufficient national COVID-19 vaccine rollout, saying mutations of the virus…

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2,700 COVID-19 patients wait for pre-admission in Bangkok – Erawan Centre

Bangkok is currently seeing a backlog of about 2,700 people infected with COVID-19 who are waiting at home to be sent to pre-admission centres, according to Director of Bangkok Emergency…

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Thailand records another new daily COVID-19 infection high of 13,002, more closures mulled

Thailand recorded yet another new daily COVID-19 infection high of 13,002 today (Wednesday), after a slight drop yesterday to 11,305, while logging 108 deaths in the last 24 hours, according…

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Interprovincial travel restrictions for ‘Dark Red’ zone begin Wednesday

Thailand’s Department of Land Transport announced today (Wednesday) that all interprovincial public transport services have been suspended for the 13 provinces under maximum control and restrictions, in accordance with the…

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The myth about America and COVID-19

Simple math and the almost-worldwide belief that good coronavirus vaccines are in the United States make its current situation mind-boggling. Its population is roughly 4.7 times that of Thailand, but…

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604 Thai medics demand mRNA vaccines for frontline medical personnel

A group of 604 medical personnel, at Ramathibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital of Mahidol University, have signed a joint statement demanding that the Thai government procure mRNA or Protein Subunit vaccines…

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More field hospitals and community isolation programs set up in Pathum Thani

More field hospitals and community isolation programs are being set up in Pathum Thani, to help accommodate the rising number of COVID-19 patients, as many field hospitals in the province…

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Three men found dead on Bangkok’s streets, one tests positive for COVID-19

Three men were found dead on the street in Bangkok yesterday (Tuesday), one of them posthumously tested positive for COVID-19, according to rescue workers. The first victim, a man about…

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Thai PM’s 3-month salary to be turned into COVID-19 ‘survival boxes’

Three months of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s salary, and those of some the government spokesperson’s team, will be spent on COVID-19 “survival boxes”, to be distributed to people in…

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COVID-hit businesses in 3 new “Dark Red” provinces, employees to get help

The Thai Cabinet today (Tuesday) agreed to extend financial support to certain types of businesses and their employees in Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Ayutthaya provinces, which were recently added to…

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Medical personnel prepares the body of a patient who died of COVID-19 inside the “farewell room” at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the “Klinikum Darmstadt” clinic in Darmstadt, Germany, May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

Europe becomes first region to cross 50 million COVID-19 cases

(Reuters) – Europe became the first region worldwide to cross 50 million coronavirus cases on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the more contagious Delta variant spurred a record surge in daily new infections. The region is seeing a million new infections about every eight days…

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In this file photo taken on November 27, 2015, Myanmar’s National League of Democracy (NLD) spokesman Nyan Win speaks with Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (not pictured) during their meeting at the latter’s office in Tokyo. – Nyan Win, a confidante of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and stalwart democracy campaigner died July 20, 2021, after becoming infected with Covid-19 in prison, authorities said. (Photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFP)

Confidante of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi dies after contracting COVID in junta jail

Yangon (AFP) – A confidante of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and stalwart democracy campaigner died Tuesday after becoming infected with Covid-19 in prison, authorities said.  Nyan Win,…

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A child sits at a table in front of closed shops at Pratunam market in Bangkok. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Private sector skeptical over lockdown success, without mass screening, vaccinations

Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) chairman Supant Mongkolsuthree has expressed doubt that the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s decision to tighten lockdown measures in 13 “Dark Red” provinces will…

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Thai FDA warns against buying S Korean COVID-19 home test kits online

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is warning people against ordering South Korean-made COVID-19 home test kits, being offered by an online trader, saying that it has not yet…

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Contract signed for Thailand’s 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, delivery in Q4 this year

Thailand’s purchase contract for 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been signed, with delivery expected in the fourth quarter of this year, according to Pfizer and BioNTech today (Tuesday)….

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Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang

Bangkok City Hall tightens COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until August 2nd

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has imposed additional lockdown restrictions on businesses, public venues and activities in line with the CCSA’s latest efforts to curb the relentless surge of COVID-19…

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Klong Toey, Bang Khae, Ratchathewi, Din Daeng, Laksi top Bangkok’s districts with most infections

Klong Toey, Bang Khae, Ratchathewi, Din Daeng, and Laksi are Bangkok districts with the highest number of COVID-19 infections since April 2021, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). As…

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Revelations about AstraZeneca contract inject more controversy into Thai vaccine saga

Despite being Southeast Asia’s manufacturing hub of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Thailand is struggling with a severe shortage of jabs for its own population. The situation is so serious that the…

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Worst case is nearly 32,000 COVID-19 infections daily – Thai research indicates

Thailand’s COVID-19 infections could reach nearly 32,000 cases per day in October, in a worst case scenario in which people do not comply with lockdown measures, said the spokesperson for…

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Senior Thai lung expert defends Sinovac vaccine against “biased” criticism

Secretary-General of “Action on Smoking” and Health Foundation Professor Dr. Prakit Vathesatogkit has come to the defence of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, saying that the negative criticism of the vaccine…

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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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State-run banks to suspend services at branches in 13 ‘Dark Red’ provinces

Branch offices of state-owned banks, which are located in malls or department stores in the 13 “Dark Red” provinces, including Bangkok, will suspend their services, starting tomorrow (Tuesday July 20th)…

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