Coronavirus Outbreak Update

194 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 194 new COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), compared to yesterday’s 250, according to CCSA spokesman Dr.Taweesin Wissanuyothin. Of today’s new infections, 172 were locally-acquired, involving Thais and nine migrant…

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Thai PM assures no national lockdown despite a surge in COVID-19 cases

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reassured that the Thai government will not resort to a lockdown of the entire country in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 infections, noting…

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Nonthaburi declared COVID-19 controlled zone as infections surge

Bangkok’s neighboring province of Nonthaburi has been declared a COVID-19 controlled zone, with the Bang Yai central market placed under maximum control and one condominium locked down, as coronavirus continues…

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Cabinet approves 11 billion baht to fight COVID-19 as Bang Lamung locked down

The Thai cabinet has approved an 11 billion baht budget to fund the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines and medicines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and to compensate about one…

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Thailand records 250 new COVID-19 cases today, most linked to illegal gambling

COVID-19 infections in Thailand have surged by 250 cases in a single day today (Wednesday), with many linked to illegal gambling activities, said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin at a…

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No travel restrictions over New Year break, but PM wants Thais to stay home with families

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha assured today that no travel restrictions will be imposed during the New Year holidays, but he would prefer Thai people to celebrate the arrival of the…

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Thailand’s Rayong province shuts down as COVID-19 infections surge

Rayong’s provincial administration has decided to close all entertainment and recreational venues, schools, beauty salons, fitness clubs, amusement parks, children’s playgrounds and public swimming pools across the province after 56…

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Indonesians cautiously optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines as new deals secured

Indonesia is poised to secure coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca, the health minister said on Tuesday (December 29), as it awaits authorisation to begin its inoculation program with a third…

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Deputy health minister claims there are permanent illegal gambling dens in Rayong

Deputy Public Health Minister Satit Pitutacha insists that there are permanent illegal gambling dens in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong, some of which had been closed down by local officials…

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CCSA warns Thailand could see as many as 18,000 new COVID-19 cases per day

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today reported 155 new cases as it warned that, if the infections are not effectively contained by the middle of January with full…

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Thai and Laos government to discuss lifting seafood import ban

Thailand is asking the Lao PDR to have confidence in Thailand’s ability to contain the recent outbreak, assuring that there is no contamination of Thai seafood products. The Foreign Affairs…

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Thai PM given rapid response test for coronavirus following his extensive travels

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that he also at risk of COVID-19 infection because he has travelled to many places in the course of the performance of his duties. He…

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COVID-19 infected man dies heart disease in Rayong province

A man, who was among 92 people infected with COVID-19 related to an illegal gambling den in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong, died today (Monday) of heart disease. Deputy Public…

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144 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand, Deputy Minister complains about illegal gambling in Rayong

Thailand recorded 144 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), including 115 locally-acquired cases involving Thais, 14 foreign migrant workers and 15 arrivals from abroad in state quarantine, according to CCSA spokesman…

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Thailand went to war against a global pandemic in 2020 – and almost won

For Thailand, 2020 has been a year of fear and tears as the country wrestled with the worst pandemic in modern history. Just as hopes were rising with news that…

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Samut Sakhon governor has COVID-19, public health minister and officials quarantined for 14 days

Samut Sakhon Provincial Governor Weerasak Wijitsaengsri has tested positive for COVID-19, while Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and senior officials, who were in the coastal province on Sunday for a…

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Thai hospital banned from offer to sell COVID-19 vaccine

BANGKOK, Dec 27 (Reuters) – A private Thai hospital was ordered on Sunday to stop advertising COVID-19 vaccinations for sale in advance on the grounds that no vaccine is yet…

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COVID-19 alert in Rayong province as gambling cluster infections increase to 85

Forty-eight more people in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, raising the number of gambling cluster infections to 85 so far. The province…

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121 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, 49 more pending confirmation

Thailand recorded 121 new COVID-19 cases today (Sunday), while awaiting confirmation results from a cluster of 49 more members of a gambling cluster in the eastern province of Rayong, plus…

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Two new COVID-19 infection clusters reported in Thailand

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has reported two new clusters of COVID-19 infections, one involving 19 big bike enthusiasts, who had gathered for a celebration on Lanta Island in the southern…

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110 new COVID-19 cases recorded today in Thailand, with 60 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 110 new COVID-19 cases today, including 94 locally acquired infections and 16 arrivals from abroad in state quarantine. The CCSA’s Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said that, of the 94…

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Seafood vendor in Sa Kaew province commits suicide after business fails

A seafood vendor in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaew apparently committed suicide after having accumulated debts of 50,000-60,000 baht and was unable to sell his fresh seafood in the…

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Siam Paragon asks activist groups not to use its grounds for political activities

Siam Paragon, one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls, has asked all political activist groups to refrain from using the mall’s property for political activities, adding that the buildings and the…

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81 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today, 26 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 81 new COVID-19 cases today, including 37 Thais, of which 26 are related to a Samut Sakhon and 35 Myanmar migrant workers. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said…

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No national lockdown yet for Thailand, contagion zoning to be imposed – PM

The Thai government has decided to impose COVID-19 zoning, in accordance with the number of infections, instead of a national lockdown. Top medical experts say they are confident that the…

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Thai army suspects illegal workers entered Thailand by sea

The Thai army suspect most illegal workers entered Thailand by sea. The royal navy is now increasing security along coastal and maritime borders in Ranong province. Royal Thai Armed Forces…

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67 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today, 55 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 67 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 58 locally acquired infections and nine among arrivals from abroad. According to the CCSA, 55 of the locally acquired cases are…

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Police to delay legal proceeding against illegal immigrants in Thailand

Thai Immigration Police will delay taking legal proceedings against illegal migrant workers who have been in Thailand for at least a year, or those whose residence permit expired recently, saying…

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BMA closes all municipal schools and nurseries for 11 days, officials to work from home

All 437 municipal schools and 292 nurseries operated by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have been ordered closed for 11 days, as 121 more new COVID-19 cases were recorded this…

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Thai PM asks public to notify officials of illegal migrant smuggling networks

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha has asked the public to provide the authorities with any information they may have on illegal migrant smuggling networks which, he believes, are the cause of…

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Migrant workers stand in lines to get COVID-19 tests in Samut Sakhon

CCSA spokesman urges sympathy for migrant workers

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has called for understanding and sympathy for Myanmar migrant workers who are being affected by a new surge of the Covid-19 pandemic. “They…

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New COVID-19 outbreak to cost ฿45-60bn in economic damage if not contained in a month

It has been estimated that the current COVID-19 outbreak will cost the Thai economy about two billion baht a day, or as much as 60 billion baht a month, if…

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Seven-month old baby infected with COVID-19 in Suphan Buri province

A seven-month old girl, in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri, has become the youngest COVID-19 case since the start of the new outbreak, which originated in Samut Sakhon and…

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A worker carries a second-hand kitchen item at Tenpos Busters’ reuse center in Yokohama, Japan./ REUTERS

Kitchen equipment piles up as pandemic shutters Japan’s restaurants

A truck laden with kitchen sinks, cutlery, pots and pans pulls up to a warehouse in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, and workers begin to unload the goods taken from shuttered…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 8, 2020 a member of staff draws the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine out of a phial at the Southmead Hospital, Briston. – The US Food and Drug Adminstration on December 11, 2020 granted the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine an emergency use authorization, paving the way for its imminent rollout across the country. (Photo by Graeme Robertson / various sources / AFP)

Thailand has three runners in global race for COVID-19 vaccine

With COVID-19 vaccines the only hope for humankind’s recovery from the virus crisis, Thailand has joined the race to secure effective immunisation. Coronavirus has so far infected at least 75.5…

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PM thanks the nation for cooperation, says reckless few creates troubles for millions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha addressed the nation on COVDI-19 situation. He thanked related agencies and the general public for cooperation to managing the latest outbreak of COVID-19 in Samut Sakhon. He…

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Thailand records 427 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday

Thailand recorded another daily surge in new COVID-19 infections today with 427 cases, including 413 related to Samut Sakhon, according to the CCSA. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin told a…

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‘Little Myanmar’ COVID-19 cluster a ‘big lesson’ for Thailand

COVID-19 fears are rising in the run-up to New Year following the discovery of infection clusters in Thailand’s “Little Myanmar” and concern over possible super-spreaders. Lab tests have confirmed around…

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Private sector says Thai government not strict enough on illegal border crossings

Suphan Mongkhonsutee, the president of The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), said the issue of illegal immigrants in Thailand is the result of careless government measures which do not prevent…

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Thai PM warns businesses not to hire illegal migrant workers or face closure

All employers in Thailand have been sternly warned not to hire illegal migrant workers, or face closure, by the country’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Monday). He also urged members…

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Three COVID-19 cases linked to Samut Sakhon market reported in Saraburi

Three new COVID-19 cases, linked to the shrimp market in Samut Sakhon province, were recorded in the central province of Saraburi, about 100km north of Bangkok, today. Saraburi Provincial Governor…

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Thailand records 382 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

382 new COVID-19 cases, including 360 Myanmar migrant workers, have been recorded today, raising cumulative infections in the country to more than 5,000, CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin told the…

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PM urges Thai people not to panic in wake of new wave of COVID-19 infections

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today called on the Thai people not to be panic over what he described as a new wave of COVID-19 infections and to keep themselves informed…

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COVID-19 alert in Bangkok as concerns grow over a second wave of infections

Thailand has recorded 576 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single day surge since the first case was found in Thailand on January 13th. A doctor at Chulalongkorn University is warning…

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Half of Singapore’s migrant workers in dormitories have COVID-19

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nearly half of Singapore’s migrant workers residing in dormitories have had COVID-19, according to the government, indicating the virus spread much more widely among those living in…

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Two new COVID-19 cases in Bangkok and Ayutthaya recorded on Sunday

Two locally-acquired COVID-19 cases have been recorded today in Bangkok and in the central province of Ayutthaya. According to the Disease Control Department, the case in Bangkok is a 78-year…

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Samut Sakhon enters lockdown amid fears of Covid-19 second wave

Residents of Samut Sakhon woke up to a different new day Sunday to find themselves facing what is now seen as a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that has…

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Samut Sakhon under lockdown after 548 Covid-19 cases found

Samut Sakhon, one of Thailand’s biggest fishing towns about 40 kms from Bangkok, has been placed under virtual shutdown starting Saturday night after as many as 548 Myanmar migrant workers…

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Chiang Rai declared safe and free from COVID-19

Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai has been declared safe and free of COVID-19 infections, as everyone who had been in close contact with an infected person were traced and…

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12 more COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon, but no lockdown yet

Twelve more COVIDD-19 cases, related to 67-year old infected shrimp vendor at a market in the Muang District of Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, have been recorded today (Saturday)….

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Three more COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon as employers told not to hire illegal migrants

Employers in Thailand’s the coastal province of Samut Sakhon have been warned not to hire illegal migrant workers from Myanmar, or face harsh penalties, as health officials step up their…

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COVID-19 alert in Samut Sakhon after a seafood vendor infected

A seafood market, in the Muang district of Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, has been ordered closed for three days from Thursday after one of the shrimp vendors at…

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20 new COVID-19 cases and 12 recoveries recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded 20 new COVID-19 cases, among arrivals from abroad and in state quarantine, and 12 additional recoveries, according to the CCSA. The new infections include six arriving from…

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Door knobs at quarantine facility suspected as source of infections among Thai medics

Health investigators have found the virus which causes COVID-19 on door handles at an alternative state quarantine facility and suspect that this could be the source of a cluster of…

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Three new COVID-19 cases linked to Thachilek recorded today in Chiang Rai

Three more Thai returnees from Myanmar’s Thachilek Township, in local quarantine facilities in the northern province of Chiang Rai, have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of infections linked…

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28 new COVID-19 cases, including one medic, are recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases, including a medic infected in an alternative state quarantine facility and six Thai returnees from Myanmar’s Thachilek Township and in local quarantine. CCSA…

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Korat governor shuts down Big Mountain concert tonight for safety reasons

Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Governor Wichien Chantharanothai ordered the closure of a golf course in Pak Chong district today (Sunday), which is the location of the Big Mountain Concert Festival, scheduled…

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South Korea’s Moon warns of toughest COVID-19 curbs after two days of record cases

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in warned on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions may be raised to the highest level after a second day of record increases in cases…

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China reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, monitoring tourist spot Hainan

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 24 new coronavirus cases in the mainland on Sunday, up from 13 cases a day earlier, while the authorities were monitoring possible contacts in the…

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Thailand records 17 new COVID-19 cases, including nine linked to Thachilek

Nine more COVID-19 cases, who are Thai returnees to Mae Sai district of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai from Myanmar’s Thachilek Township, were recorded today among 17 new cases…

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COVID-19 among returnees from Thachilek is the highly infectious G-strain

COVID-19 carried by returnees from Myanmar’s Thachilek township has been identified as the G strain of the virus, which is easily transmitted and causes more severe symptoms than other strains,…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 8, 2020 a member of staff draws the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine out of a phial at the Southmead Hospital, Briston. – The US Food and Drug Adminstration on December 11, 2020 granted the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine an emergency use authorization, paving the way for its imminent rollout across the country. (Photo by Graeme Robertson / various sources / AFP)

US approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

The US green lighted the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine late Friday, paving the way for its imminent rollout across the country, with President Donald Trump promising the first immunizations would take…

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Five COVID-19 infected Thai women arrive in Mae Sai today from Myanmar’s Thachilek

Five Thai women, who were among 107 people sent back to Thailand by Myanmar immigration officials via the immigration checkpoint at the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sai district…

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People line up to have their temperatures 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 on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

11 new COVID-19 cases, including three in Chiang Rai linked to Thachilek

Thailand recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases today (Friday), including three Thais returning from Myanmar’s Thachilek border township and in local quarantine in the northern province of Chiang Rai. CCSA spokesman…

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Chiang Rai records three more COVID-19 cases linked to Thachilek

Three new COVID-19 cases, all of whom are Thai returnees from Myanmar’s border township of Thachilek, were reported in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai today, raising the total number…

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A medic in Bangkok is among 18 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 18 new COVID-19 cashes today (Thursday), 17 of whom are arrivals from abroad and in state quarantine and one locally-transmitted case. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told the…

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Fah Talai Jone proven effective in improving condition of COVID-19 patients – DTAM

Extracts from the Fah Talai Jone (Andrographis Paniculata) medicinal plant have proven effective in improving the condition of those infected with COVID-19, after the traditional medicine was administered during clinical…

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25 new COVID cases recorded today, including seven more in Chiang Rai

Thailand recorded 25 new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), the biggest single day jump in several months. The infections are among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine, including seven Thai returnees…

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Repatriation of Thais in Thachilek discussed by Thai-Myanmar border committee

Local officials, on the Thai-Myanmar border committee in Chiang Rai province and Myanmar’s Thachilek township, held their first meeting of the year today (Tuesday), to discuss the orderly repatriation of…

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90 year old Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, administered by nurse May Parsons at University Hospital, Coventry, England, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020./ AP

Turning point’: UK giving 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine

British health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as…

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Four medics working in quarantine facility infected with COVID-19

Four medical personnel, working at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok, are among 19 new COVID-19 cases recorded today (Tuesday). Dr. Chakkarath Pittayawong-anon, director of the Strategy and Planning…

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58 illegal migrant workers from Laos arrested at resort in Ubon Ratchathani

Naval officers, from the Mekong River patrol unit, and local officials, rounded up 58 illegal migrant workers from Laos at a riverside resort in Khong Chiam district of Thailand’snortheastern province…

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38 infections linked to Thachilek cluster recorded so far

A total of 38 COVID-19 infections, linked to Thai returnees from Myanmar’s Thachilek township, have been reported so far in seven provinces, with Chiang Rai having the most at 26….

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People line up to have their temperatures 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 on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

We must develop a conscience to prevent a second wave of COVID-19

Thailand has been praised on the international stage for the way it is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the recent cases, discovered in several provinces, resulting from a group…

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Everyone in Chiang Rai to wear face masks as six new COVID-19 cases are reported

A province-wide campaign will be launched in Thailand’s northern border province of Chiang Rai to encourage everyone there to wear a face mask while they are outdoors, after six more…

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27 placed on high risk watch after COVID-infected man lies about his movements

A COVID-infected businessman from Myanmar has allegedly given a false statement to health investigators about his movements in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s western border province of Tak, exposing 27…

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Indonesia receives first COVID vaccine from China’s Sinovac

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia received its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine from China on Sunday, President Joko Widodo said, as the government prepares a mass inoculation programme. Jokowi, as the…

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Chiang Rai Council of Industries will not cancel festive events despite COVID-19 outbreak

The Council of Industries of Chiang Rai will not cancel tourism-related events, already planned for the run-up to the New Year and after, despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in the…

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Nine more COVID-19 cases recorded in Chiang Rai today – all from Thachilek

Today, the Chiang Rai Provincial Communicable Disease Control Committee reported nine more COVID-19 cases, all returnees from Myanmar’s Thachilek township and in local state quarantine, increasing infections in this northern…

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Emergency health centres to open nationwide ahead of possible COVID-19 spread

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has instructed all provincial administrations to open emergency health centres, as a precautionary measure in case COVID-19 begins to spread, following the outbreak in Chiang Rai…

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FILE PHOTO: A medic of the regional hospital receives Russia’s “Sputnik-V” vaccine shot against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tver, Russia October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo

Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow began distributing the Sputnik V COVID-19 shot via 70 clinics on Saturday, marking Russia’s first mass vaccination against the disease, the city’s coronavirus task force said….

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FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks walk past a banner promoting a social distancing campaign displayed on the wall of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran

South Korea reports 583 coronavirus cases, off 9-month high

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, down from the previous day’s 629, which was the highest since a first wave peaked in February and…

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COVID-infected illegal Thai returnees from Thachilek to face charges

Police are to file charges of illegal entry and violations of the Public Health Act against a group of Thai women who snuck into Thailand via natural border crossings, from…

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14 COVID-19 cases linked to returnees from Thachilek so far

To date, 14 COVID-19 cases, linked to Thai returnees from Myanmar’s Thachilek township, have been reported, according to Thailand’s Disease Control Department. The cases, recorded since mid-November, include three in…

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Dry ice will be used to help transport the Covid-19 vaccine, but hackers are targeting the supply chain involved, IBM has warned./ AFP

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

With multiple vaccines close to becoming available in a world gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have become the target of hackers trying to steal trade secrets or disrupt supply…

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Four new COVID-19 cases in Chiang Rai as hotels see a rise in cancellations

Another four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Chiang Rai province today (Thursday), making seven in the last week, including the first locally-transmitted case in eight months. Three of the…

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Health officials confident Covid-19 situation in north under control

Health authorities expressed confidence today that the Covid-19 situation in the northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are under control despite the recent return of 10 Thais from…

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Doctor warns of possible second wave of COVID-19 spread by illegal returnees

Associate Professor Dr. Thira Woratanarat, of the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, said today that infected illegal Thai returnees, from Myanmar’s Thachilek township, pose a high risk of a…

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UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

LONDON (AP) — Britain authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for use Wednesday, greenlighting the first shot backed up by rigorous scientific review. The first vaccinations are expected within days — a…

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Thai officials on alert after ten Thai illegal returnees from Myanmar test positive for COVID-19

Health officials are racing to trace several hundred contacts of ten Thais, who snuck back from Myanmar’s Thachilek township into Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province last week, and…

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16 Thais among 18 new COVID-19 cases recorded today in Thailand

Thailand today (Wednesday) recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases, including 16 Thais returning from abroad and a bar worker, who slipped into Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province from Myanmar’s…

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COVID-19 scare in Chiang Rai as everyone returning from Myanmar last month to be screened 

All people who travelled between Myanmar and Thailand’s Chiang Rai province in November have been told to report to health officials or village heads for COVID-19 screening, as the provincial…

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Four Thai workers from Myanmar cleared of COVID- 19 but face illegal entry charges

Health officials in Chiang Rai are relieved that four Thai bar workers, who slipped into Mae Sai district of Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai from Myanmar, have been cleared…

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‘Pandemic’ chosen as Word of the Year

The 2020 prize for Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year went to an obvious choice: pandemic. The term had the most online dictionary lookups of any word, Merriam-Webster said on its…

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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)

Twenty-one new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded 21 new COVID-19 cases, including two female Thai bar workers who slipped across the border, from Myanmar’s Thachilek township into Mae Sai district of the northern province…

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Eleven new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including seven Thai returnees from abroad in state quarantine, according to the CCSA. The seven infected Thais include a 37-year old returning…

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326 people traced after contact with COVID-19 infected Thai returning from Myanmar

A total of 326 people have been traced by Thai health officials after being in close contact with a 29-year Thai woman, who returned to Thailand from Myanmar, via Mae…

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Los Angeles orders more restrictions as coronavirus surges

Los Angeles County announced a new stay-home order Friday as coronavirus cases surged out of control in the nation’s most populous county, banning most gatherings but stopping short of a…

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Thailand signs deal for advance procurement of COVID-19 vaccine

Thailand signed deal with AstraZeneca today, to secure COVID-19 vaccine for Thai people, with the first lot of about 26 million doses expected to be available in the middle of…

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