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World’s top surgical glove maker in Malaysia shuts factories due to coronavirus

Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp, the world’s biggest manufacturer of surgical gloves, closes over half of its surgical glove factories after a surge in coronavirus cases among workers. More than 1,000…

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Virologist says it will be difficult for 40m Thais to get COVID-19 vaccine in 2021

Thailand’s leading virologist Dr. Yong Pooworavan has admitted that it will be a challenge to get 60% of the Thai population, about 40 million people, vaccinated against COVID-19 next year…

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Chulalongkorn U to start COVID-19 vaccine trial on humans in April next year

The Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University is expected to begin the first phase of candidate COVID-19 vaccine trials in humans next April, said Professor Dr. Kiat Raxrungtham, director of…

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A man has his temperature taken as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Transport at the border crossing over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot in Tak province.

Three border camps, for 70,000 displaced people from Myanmar, locked down

About 70,000 displaced people from Myanmar, who have taken refuge in three border camps in Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, have been barred from leaving after one of them was…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok.

11 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, one locally transmitted

Thailand today recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases today, one being a locally acquired, according to the CCSA. The locally-transmitted case is a 48-year old Myanmar manual worker, who lives at…

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US approves Covid therapy, G20 pushes for global vaccine access

US drug regulators gave emergency approval to a Covid-19 antibody therapy on Saturday and G20 nations pushed for global access to vaccines as the pandemic led to further closures in…

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Ten new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine recorded on Saturday

Thailand recorded ten new COVID-19 cases today, six Thais and four foreigners in state quarantine, according to the CCSA. Among the Thais are a 52-year old house maid and a…

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A health worker gears up to collect samples to test for COVID-19 in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Nevertheless the country’s new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases represents 0.6% of India’s 1.3 billion population. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India’s total number of coronavirus cases crosses 9 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. Nevertheless the country’s new daily cases have seen a steady decline…

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Doctors Delia Caudillo, center, and Monserrat Castaneda, leave after conducting a COVID-19 test for 82-year-old Modesta Caballero Serrano at her home in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths Thursday, becoming only the fourth country — behind the United States, Brazil and India — to do so….

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Volunteers help distribute some 1,500 Thanksgiving meals, including an assortment of dinner fixings at a drive-thru to not-for-profit community organizations at Dodger Stadium parking lot in Los Angeles Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), and team partner Smart & Final host the 16th annual Community Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California imposes overnight curfew to curb coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is imposing an overnight curfew on most residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases that it fears…

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Eight new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand today

Thailand recorded eight new COVID-19 cases today, among arrivals from six countries in state quarantine, according to the CCSA. The new infections include four Thai women and two Thai men,…

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CCSA postpones public health ministry’s plan to shorten mandatory quarantine

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, withheld approval today for the Public Health Ministry’s proposal to partially replace the 14-day mandatory quarantine with…

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South Korea to tighten social distancing, warns of new COVID-19 crisis

South Korea will impose stricter social distancing rules for the greater Seoul area a month after easing them, officials said on Tuesday, warning of an even bigger crisis if anti-COVID-19…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok.

State of emergency extended 45 days until January 15th

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to extend the state of emergency for another 45 days, from December 1st until January 15th, in order to cover the…

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Health workers check the temperatures of pro-democracy protesters, as a measure to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they enter an area of Thammasat University through a security checkpoint during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. – A youth-led pro-democracy movement made a stand in Bangkok on September 19, with protesters calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

WHO director praises Thailand as a good model for containing COVID-19

The director of World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Thailand for being a successful model for containing the spread of COVID-19, despite the fact that there is no vaccine yet,…

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FILE PHOTO: A couple wearing masks takes a walk in near a pond the National Museum of Korea, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, October 3, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran

South Korea reports 208 new COVID-19 cases, eighth day of triple-digit rises

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported 208 new coronavirus cases as of Saturday midnight, marking the eight straight day of triple-digit increases, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA)…

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WHO hails Thailand’s success in fighting Covid-19

Geneva — World Health Organisation Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has singled out Thailand as “an excellent example” in fighting the coronavirus which has been ravaging the world since…

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File Photo: A researcher at the Chula Vaccine Development Centre shows a tube of vaccine prototype. This prototype is now being tested on macaques.

Good news about COVID-19 vaccines expected next month – Dr. Yong

There may be some positive news about effective COVID-19 vaccines next month, according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, Chulalongkorn University’s well known virologist. He said that several candidate vaccines, with high…

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Five new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today, including four Thais and one foreigner, who are all in quarantine, according to CCSA.   One is a 30-year old student returning…

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Thailand records four new COVID-19 infections, including a Hungarian diplomat

A Hungarian diplomat in Thailand is among four new COVID-19 cases recorded in the country today, according to the CCSA. The 53-year old unidentified diplomat is reported to have been…

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Vaccine ‘milestone’ hailed as global Covid cases soar

One of the teams racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine announced Monday its drug had shown 90 percent effectiveness, sending markets soaring and raising hopes of an end to the…

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Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Monday

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases among foreign arrivals in state quarantine today (Monday), as worldwide infections have surpassed the 50 million mark, according to the CCSA.   The new…

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Global coronavirus cases exceed 50 million after 30-day spike

Global coronavirus infections exceeded 50 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, with a second wave of the virus in the past 30 days accounting for a quarter of…

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People line up to sanitise their hands as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Transport at the border crossing over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot in Tak province.

Thailand records seven new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Seven new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Thailand today (Sunday). Six of them arrived from abroad and are in state quarantine and one is a Myanmar truck driver, who has…

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12 new COVID-19 cases recorded Saturday, including one local case

Thailand recorded 12 new COVID-19 infections today, including one locally-transmitted and 11 imported cases, nine of them are in state quarantine, according to the CCSA.   The locally-transmitted case is…

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Thailand records one death and eight new COVID-19 cases on Friday

Thailand reported its latest death from COVID-19, the 60th since the outbreak of the contagion, as eight new infections were also recorded today, according to the CCSA. The fatality was…

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Thailand’s quarantine for tourists from low-risk countries may be cut to 10 days

A health service panel of Thailand’s CCSA has agreed to reduce the mandatory quarantine period to 10 days for foreign tourists arriving from countries classified as low risk for COVID-19….

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Chinese tourists to start travelling around Thailand after completing quarantine

The first group of 33 Chinese tourists, arriving in Thailand on Special Tourist Visas (STV) from Shanghai, have completed their mandatory 14 days in quarantine, at a hotel in the…

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers a statement to journalists on the government measures against the SARS-like virus in Phnom Penh on January 30, 2020. – Cambodia’s health ministry reported the country’s first case of the virus on January 27, a 60-year-old man who arrived from Wuhan and is now stable, as the death toll from China’s viral epidemic on January 30 leapt to 170, with 7,892 confirmed infections. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Cambodian PM Hun Sen tests negative after meeting Hungary FM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday he had tested negative for Covid-19, a day after meeting Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto who was confirmed…

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European minister infected with COVID-19 flies home

A European Foreign Affair minister was found to be infected with COVID-19, after his arrival at the head of a delegation to Thailand last night.   Public Health Minister Anutin…

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Seven new COVID-19 cases in quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand recorded seven new COVID-19 cases today, four foreigners and three Thais, all in quarantine facilities, according to the CCSA. They are a 48-year old Russian businessman in quarantine in…

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Ten new COVID-19 cases in quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand recorded ten new COVID-19 cases today (Tuesday), five of whom are foreigners and five Thais arriving from nine countries, according to the CCSA. They include a 20-year old Thai…

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a press briefing on COVID-19 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.. / AFP

WHO chief in quarantine after contact tests positive for Covid-19

The World Health Organization chief said late Sunday that he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for Covid-19, but stressed he had no symptoms….

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Four new quarantined COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand today recorded four new COVID-19 cases, all in state quarantine after arriving from Britain, Russia and Afghanistan. According to the CCSA, two are British, a 28-year old teacher arriving…

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on October 31, 2020 to announce new lockdown restrictions in an effort to curb rising infections of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Alberto Pezzali / POOL / AFP)

Johnson locks down England as UK COVID-19 cases pass 1 million

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England back into a national lockdown after the United Kingdom passed the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases and a second wave…

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Melbourne enjoys first weekend out of lockdown as COVID-19 cases dwindle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Residents in Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne on Saturday enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown as coronavirus case numbers continued…

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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walks by a closed establishment in Flint, Michigan, U.S., October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

With election looming, U.S. faces record surge of coronavirus cases

(Reuters) – A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States is pushing hospitals to the brink of capacity and killing up to 1,000 people a day, the latest…

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Thailand may reduce COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 to 10 days

Thailand’s National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) has agreed, in principle, to reduce the 14-day mandatory quarantine period, for people arriving from abroad and people suspected of carrying coronavirus, to 10…

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Thai Health Ministry to tighten anti-COVID-19 measures at quarantine facilities

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is considering adjustments to the COVID-19 preventive measures at more than 100 hotels under the alternative state quarantine programme, as well as any use of…

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France and Germany thrust into lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday, as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe before…

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Cabinet endorses tourist arrivals in Thailand on super yachts and cruise ships

The Thai Cabinet has given approval for entry into Thailand of tourists arriving on yachts carrying special tourist visas (STV). Deputy Government Spokesperson, Ms. Traisulee Traisoranakul,said today (Wednesday) that as…

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Double-digit jump in new COVID-19 cases in Thailand

Thailand recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday). All but one are Thais returning from abroad and isolated in state quarantine, according to the CCSA.   The new infections include…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok.

Two quarantined foreigners in hotel with infected French woman have COVID-19

Two foreigners, in quarantine at a hotel in Samut Prakan province where a 57-year French woman was found to be infected with COVID-19, developed symptoms and tested positive for the…

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Seven new COVID-19 cases are recorded in Thailand on Monday

Thailand today recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, all of them are Thais returning from abroad and in state quarantine, according to the CCSA. The seven new infections include two men…

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Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Buckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew in hopes of not repeating…

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Five new COVID-19 cases, all in state quarantine, were recorded in Thailand today (Sunday), according to the CCSA, including four Thai women returning from abroad and one 60-year old French…

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COVID-19 virus found on fitness gear of hotel where infected French woman was quarantined

Health investigators have found COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) on the surface of a piece fitness equipment in the gym of a hotel in Samut Prakan province, where an infected French woman…

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Medical staff wait for people wishing to perform a free test in a mobile Covid-19 novel coronavirus swab testing site on Khao San Road in the famous backpacker district of Bangkok on October 12, 2020.

Four new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand today recorded four new COVID-19 cases, including a French woman on Samui Island and three Thais returning from abroad, according to the CCSA. One of the three Thais is…

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Asia becomes second region to exceed 10 million coronavirus cases

Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally, as cases continue to mount in India…

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French woman may have been infected while in Bangkok hotel quarantine

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has said that it is possible that the French woman, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Samui Island, might have contracted the disease while…

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U.S. sets single-day record for COVID-19 cases during new surge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during…

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FILE PHOTO: A man runs along a waterway after lockdown restrictions were implemented in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Melbourne, Australia, July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo

Australia’s COVID-19 hotspot sees more school cases before easing curbs

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Victoria state, the country’s COVID-19 hotspot, reported four cases related to infections in schools on Saturday, a day before the expected easing of strict social distancing…

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COVID-19 alert on Koh Samui as French woman is found infected post-quarantine

Health officials on Thailand’s Samui Island are scrambling to trace people who were in close contact with a French woman, who has fallen sick and tested positive for COVID-19 since…

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Health workers check the temperatures of pro-democracy protesters, as a measure to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they enter an area of Thammasat University through a security checkpoint during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. – A youth-led pro-democracy movement made a stand in Bangkok on September 19, with protesters calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand records eight new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine on Friday

Thailand today recorded eight new COVID-19 cases, all in state quarantine today, including five Thais returning from abroad, according to the CCSA. The Thais include an air stewardess returning from…

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial Brazil volunteer dies, trial to continue

Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University had died but added that the…

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A view shows an almost empty international departure terminal of Haneda Airport, where fewer people than usual are seen during Golden Week holidays following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan April 29, 2020.

First group of Chinese tourists from Shanghai to arrive in Thailand this evening

The first group of 41 Chinese tourists is due to arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Shanghai at about 5pm today (Tuesday), to be followed by a second group…

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Transport of goods between Myanmar and Tak province temporarily halted

The Governor of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak has ordered a temporary halt to all movement of goods across the border with Myanmar, from today until October 25th, in order…

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Tak’s border with Myanmar closed after 3 more COVID-19 cases are confirmed

The Governor of Thailand’s Tak province, Pongrat Phiromrat,has ordered all 33 border checkpoints and natural crossings with Myanmar closed, for at least a week, after three relatives of an infected…

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Two locally transmitted infections among today’s 10 new COVID-19 cases

A migrant couple from Myanmar, in the Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, has been found to have COVID-19, making them the first reported locally acquired infections…

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Britain moves closer to COVID-19 vaccine trials that infect volunteers

LONDON (Reuters) – “Human challenge” trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines, where volunteers are deliberately infected with the disease, could become a reality after a British biotech firm signed a contract…

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Hong Kong, Singapore agree ‘travel bubble’

Hong Kong and Singapore on Thursday said they had agreed “in principle” to set up a bubble allowing residents to travel freely between the two financial hubs as long as…

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No time for conviviality: France imposes curfews to beat back coronavirus

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France’s population be put under nightly curfew on Wednesday to tackle a surging second wave of the coronavirus, saying…

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19: Portuguese FA

Ronaldo “is asymptomatic” and “will not play against Sweden” in Wednesday’s Nations League match, the federation said on its website. The 35-year-old Juventus forward, who has been voted the world’s top…

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About 3,000 expected to be tested for COVID-19 in Mae Sot district on Tuesday

With the help of a mobile laboratory from the Palace, Thai public health officials have been conducting random COVID-19 tests on Thais and migrant workers from Myanmar in the Mae…

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11 schools in Mae Sot closed as health officials conduct random COVID-19 tests

Eleven municipal schools, in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, are closed today as health workers spray them with disinfectant. Meanwhile, health officials are conducting random COVID-19…

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COVID-19 alert in Mae Sot district after Myanmar driver found to be infected

A Myanmar truck driver has tested positive for COVID-19 after he and an assistant arrived at a market in Mae Sot district, of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, to buy…

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Six new COVID-19 cases are recorded quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand has recorded six new COVID-19 infections today, all arrivals from abroad and in state quarantine. According to the CCSA, four new cases are Thais. They include a 21-year old…

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Thailand records 48 recoveries and seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Forty-eight COVID-19 patients have recovered, while seven new cases, all in state quarantine, were reported today by the CCSA. Among the seven new infections, five are Thais, including two women…

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A view shows an almost empty international departure terminal of Haneda Airport, where fewer people than usual are seen during Golden Week holidays following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan April 29, 2020.

Japan to remove travel ban for 12 countries including China next month

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is planning to remove a ban on overseas travel to China and 11 other countries next month, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday.   The 11…

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Public Health Ministry to ask CCSA to cut mandatory quarantine to 10 days

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will, in the next fortnight, propose to the CCSA a reduction in the mandatory quarantine period for foreign tourists from 14 to 10 days and…

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First 150 Chinese tourists due to arrive in Phuket on Thursday from Guangdong

The first group of 150 Chinese tourists will fly into Phuket tomorrow, from China’s Guangdong province on a chartered flight, as Thailand conditionally reopens to foreign tourists, to ease the…

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Thailand records 15 new COVID-19 cases in quarantine

Fifteen new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in state quarantine, including six Thai soldiers returning from South Sudan, have been recorded in Thailand today, according to the CCSA. In addition to the…

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Border security with Malaysia increased to prevent spread of COVID-19

Security at the Thai-Malaysian border, especially along the Kolok River, has been increased, with more frequent patrols by troops and police aimed at preventing illegal migrants from slipping into Thailand,…

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COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end, says WHO’s Tedros

A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 2020 a vendor sells plastic face shield as protection against COVID-19 coronavirus at a stall in Bangkok. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand records ten new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Ten new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine, including seven Thai returnees from abroad, were recorded in Thailand today, according to the CCSA. The seven Thai infections include two men and…

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Five new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Thailand today, four foreigners and one Thai and all arrived from abroad.   According to the CCSA, two cases are Indian citizens,…

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Trump’s medical status unclear as doctors say he could be discharged on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump could be discharged from the hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19 as soon as Monday, according to his doctors, although his condition…

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Two new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine recorded in Thailand today

Thailand has recorded two new COVID-19 infections and two new recoveries today, according to the CCSA. One case is a 27-year old female Thai student, arriving from England and entering…

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FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk on the High Street, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Croydon, south London, Britain, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Britain’s coronavirus cases rise sharply to record level

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported 12,872 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, a record daily figure for the country, with the government blaming the jump on a reporting delay and saying…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok.

Eight new COVID-19 cases in quarantine are recorded today in Thailand

Thailand today has recorded eight new COVID-19 cases, all arrivals from abroad and currently in state quarantine, according to the CCSA. Two new infections are Indian males, aged 35 and…

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FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

COVID-19 vaccine roll-out expected in less than 3 months in UK

(Reuters) – A mass roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine in Britain could be finished in as little as three months, the Times reported, citing government scientists. Scientists working on the…

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Trump moved to military hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump moved to a military hospital for treatment on Friday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 as his administration and re-election campaign scrambled to adjust…

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Former Tha PM Thaksin was infected with COVID-19 but has recovered

Thailand’s exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was infected with COVID-19 in Dubai, but he has already recovered from the contagion. Thaksin told the BBC’s Thai service that, in August,…

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Health workers check the temperatures of pro-democracy protesters, as a measure to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they enter an area of Thammasat University through a security checkpoint during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. – A youth-led pro-democracy movement made a stand in Bangkok on September 19, with protesters calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Six new COVID-19 cases are recorded in quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand today has recorded six new COVID-19 cases, all among arrivals from abroad who are in state quarantine.   According to the CCSA, the six new infections include a Thai…

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Trump tests positive for Covid, quarantines in W. House

US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump but is “well” and will continue to perform his duties while quarantined at the White…

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Trump starts ‘quarantine process’ after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was beginning a quarantine process after Hope Hicks, a top adviser and trusted aide, tested positive for the coronavirus.  …

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Trump awaiting results after top aide contracts COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are awaiting their own test results after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week…

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Five new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases among foreign arrivals and Thai returnees in state quarantine today. According to the CCSA, one is a 26-year old Filipino, who arrived in…

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Three new COVID-19 cases found in Myawaddi

Myanmar health officials said three people in Myawaddi Township, opposite Thailand’s Mae Sot district in Tak province have been infected with the virus and are now being treated in hospital. Thai health…

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Thai restaurant in Japan blamed for cluster of at least 15 COVID-19 infections

A Thai restaurant in Japan’s Chiba prefecture has been blamed for a cluster of as many as 15 COVID-19 cases. According to Manager Online today (Thursday), the first group found…

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including one Thai soldier returning from South Sudan and another Thai arriving from Kuwait, who had been infected by the virus…

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Signs prohibiting entry to the Royal Hotel, currently used as an alternative state quarantine (ASQ) hotel for people returning to the country from abroad in an attempt to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, are seen displayed at the entrance of the building in Bangkok on September 28, 2020.

Thailand records 14 new COVID-19 cases today, including 7 Thai soldiers returning from South Sudan

Seven more Thai soldiers, returning from South Sudan, are among 14 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today (Tuesday). According to the CCSA, the new infections, confirmed by tests conducted…

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First group of Chinese tourists to arrive in Phuket on Oct 8th 

On October 8th, a group of 150 Chinese nationals, issued with special tourist visas (STV), will be the first foreign tourists allowed into Thailand, under the conditional entry scheme for…

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File photo, workers from “Hevra Kadisha,” Israel’s official Jewish burial society, prepare a body before a funeral procession at a special morgue for COVID-19 victims in the central Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv. The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village. For the…

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Phuket gears up for reopening to long-staying foreign tourists in October

Thailand’s resort island of Phuket is preparing to reopen to long-stay foreign tourists on October 1st and one of the areas being improved is road safety.   According to a…

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One new COVID-19 case recorded in quarantine in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand has recorded one new COVID-19 case today, among Thai returnees from abroad in state quarantine, according to the CCSA. The new infection is a 24-year old Thai student, who…

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Commuters wait on a train platform in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Circular Quay as the state of New South Wales continues to report relatively low numbers for new daily cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sydney, Australia, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/Files

Australia’s COVID-19 hotspot to ease curbs ahead of schedule as cases slow

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian state of Victoria, a hotspot in the country’s COVID-19 outbreak, said on Saturday social distancing restrictions will be eased earlier than previously announced as daily…

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Thailand records three new COVID-19 cases, including two re-infections

Three new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine were recorded in Thailand today, including two Thai returnees who have records of being infected before, while in Kuwait and Singapore.   According…

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Yin Weidong, CEO of the Chinese pharmaceutical company SinoVac, speaks to journalists during a tour of a vaccine factory in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. SinoVac, one of China’s pharmaceutical companies behind a leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate says its vaccine will be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the U.S.

Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine ready by early 2021

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese pharmaceutical company said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the United States.   Yin…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok.

Two new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Thursday

Thailand today recorded two new COVID-19 cases, both Thai returnees from abroad in state quarantine.   One is a 38-year old businessman, who arrived in Thailand from the United States…

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