Coronavirus Outbreak Update

Virus deadly for what is seen as weak leadership

An outcry over the Prayut government’s failure to combat the new coronavirus pandemic has grown into widespread calls for the government to quit.   Critics say the government’s mishandling of…

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Number of infections as of March 18th, 2020

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Finance minister self-quarantines after his protection officer gets COVID-19

Thailand’s Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has self-quarantined after he learned that one of his protection officers has been admitted to the Police Hospital for treatment for COVID-19. The minister’s secretary,…

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A person wearing a mask stands at a window of a staff accommodation block where British nationals recently flown back from China and at risk from the new virus are being quarantined, at Arrowe Park Hospital, on the Wirral, in Liverpool, England, Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020. Britain on Tuesday urged all of its citizens in China to leave the country because of the outbreak of a respiratory illness from a new virus, while Belgium became the latest nation to announce a confirmed case. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Thailand designates 10 more countries as COVID-19 “high-risk”

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has designated ten more countries as “high-risk” for COVID-19, and citizens of these countries travelling to Thailand are now required to produce proof…

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PM ready to close Thai borders to entry if virus situation worsens to Stage 3

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that his government is ready to close the country’s borders to all foreign arrivals, if the COVID-19 pandemic worsens to Stage 3. The…

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Thailand claims to have cheaper and faster virus test kits

Thailand claims to have developed 500 baht COVID-19 test kits which are capable producing a result in under an hour. The CRISPR diagnostic kits are a joint development by the…

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British schools struggle to stay open amid coronavirus outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) – Schools across Britain were struggling to stay open on Wednesday, with some forced to partially or fully close as staff and students stayed at home because of…

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Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns

BERLIN (AP) — Governments grappled Wednesday with how to implement border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns that have caused transportation chaos and imperiled economies, but which authorities say are needed…

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35 new COVID-19 cases reported today, bringing total in Thailand to over 200

The Thai Ministry of Public Health today reported 35 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 212.   In the north-eastern province of Khon…

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Number of infections as of March 17, 2020

 

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UEFA postpones Euro 2020 becomes Euro 2021

The European Championship, due to be played in June and July this year, has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, European football’s governing body UEFA said on…

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the coronavirus (COVID-19) response with tourism industry executives in the Cabinet Rooom of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Trump presses for $1 trillion stimulus as U.S. coronavirus deaths cross 100

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration pressed on Tuesday for enactment of a $1 trillion stimulus package, possibly with $1,000 direct payments to individual Americans, to blunt the economic…

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Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin (R) and Philip Wen walk through Beijing Capital Airport before their departure on February 24, 2020. – Two Wall Street Journal reporters left China on February 24 after being expelled over a controversial headline in an op-ed that angered Beijing. Three reporters were ordered out of the country last week over what Beijing deemed a racist headline that the journalists were not involved in writing — marking one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

China expels US journalists in biggest crackdown in years

BEIJING (AFP) — China on Wednesday expelled American journalists at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal in the communist government’s most severe move against…

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Govt risks losing trust in war against virus with poor communication

Public outcry about the government’s handling of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has been growing louder, and the reason is clear – poor communication.   And the latest package of…

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Covid-19: Entertainment venues to be closed for 14 days, sporting events suspended

All entertainment places in and around Bangkok, including pubs, massage parlours, nightclubs and movie houses, will be closed for two weeks as part of the government’s attempts to curb the…

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Bangkok governor signs order closing entertainment venues in the capital

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today invoked the Infectious Diseases Act to order the closure of boxing stadia, bars, pubs, massage parlours, saunas, cinemas and fitness clubs, effective tomorrow (Wednesday) for…

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Covid-19: Entertainment venues to be closed for 14 days, sporting events suspended

All entertainment places in and around Bangkok, including pubs, massage parlours, nightclubs and movie houses, will be closed for two weeks as part of the government’s attempts to curb the…

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Covid-19: Entertainment, sports venues to be closed for 14 days

All entertainment places and sports venues in and around Bangkok, including pubs, massage parlours and nightclubs, will be closed for two weeks as part of the government’s attempts to curb…

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Thailand reports 30 new COVID-19 cases

Thirty new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Thai Ministry of Public Health this morning, bringing the total number of infections in Thailand to 177.   The ministry said that…

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Pakistan PM warns new virus may devastate developing nations

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister said Monday he fears the new coronavirus will devastate the economies of developing nations, and warned richer economies to prepare to write off the…

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Malaysia closes borders, schools and businesses as virus tally climbs

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will shut its borders to travellers, restrict internal movement, close schools and universities and order most businesses to shut after its number of coronavirus cases…

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Coronavirus ‘not under control’ – Trump

US President Donald Trump acknowledges pandemic may send US economy into recession and suggests nation may be dealing with virus until “July or August.”   The White House on Monday…

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Medical workers in overalls stretch a patient under intensive care into the newly built Columbus Covid 2 temporary hospital to fight the new coronavirus infection, on March 16, 2020 at the Gemelli hospital in Rome.

Europe locks down as global virus panic spreads

European leaders are set to ban non-essential travel into the continent on Tuesday, the latest drastic attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic that has upended society, battered markets and killed…

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UK closes down social life as coronavirus outbreak accelerates

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday shut down social life in Britain and ordered the most vulnerable to isolate for 12 weeks, ramping up the battle against…

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Malaysia to ban citizens from travel abroad, foreign arrivals: PM

Malaysia will ban its citizens from travelling overseas and foreigners from entering the country in drastic measures announced by the prime minister Monday aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly…

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Number of infections as of March 16, 2020

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Thailand reports 33 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday)

Thailand today reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, binging the total number of infections in the country to 147, with 36 having recovered, 108 in hospital and one death. Seventeen of…

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Covid-19: Mass gatherings banned, Songkran holiday postponed

The Prayut government today announced a series of measures aimed at containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus that will include a ban on mass gatherings and the postponement of…

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Buri Ram partially locks down the province to stem COVID-19 spread

Buri Ram has become the first province in Thailand to announce a partial lockdown to restrict the spread of COVID-19.   Governor Tatchakorn Hatthathayakul, who ordered the measure, said that,…

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This handout picture released by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis walking in an empty Via del Corso in the Rome on March 15, 2020. – The Vatican said on March 15, that its traditional Easter week celebrations would be held this year without worshippers due to the coronavirus. “Because of the current global public health emergency, all the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful,” the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household said in a statement. (Photo by – / VATICAN MEDIA / AFP)

Pope in dramatic visit to empty Rome to pray for end of virus

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis ventured into a deserted Rome on Sunday to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic, as the Vatican said his…

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Singer Lydia Sarunrat reveals that she has COVID-19

Well known singer Lydia Sarunrat announced via Instagram today that she has contracted COVID-19 from her husband, TV celebrity Matthew Deane.   The pretty singer said that, since she had…

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The US Government official: Coronavirus vaccine trial starts Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first participant in a clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus will receive an experimental dose on Monday, according to a government…

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More people linked to boxing stadium infected with COVID-19

More people, who were at the Lumpini boxing stadium in Bangkok’s Ramintra area on March 6th, together with TV celebrity and boxing camp manager Matthew Deane, have tested positive for…

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People sing, wave and clap their hands next to an Italian flag, during a flash mob “Una canzone per l’Italia” (A song for Italy) at the Magliana district in Rome on March 15, 2020. – Italy reacts with the solidarity of flash mobs circulating on social media to make people “gather” on balconies at certain hours, to play music or to get a round of applause. Italy on Sunday recorded 368 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, its highest one-day increase to date, taking the total to 1,809, the most outside China, official data showed. The number of infections has reached 24,747, a count released to the media by Italy’s civil protection service said. The northern Lombardy region around Milan remained the European epicentre of the pandemic, officially reporting 1,218 deaths, or 67 percent of the Italian total. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Italy reports one-day record coronavirus deaths, hospitals in crisis

ROME (AFP) – Italy on Sunday reported a one-day record death toll and leaders warned of a bed and artificial respirator shortage in the European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic….

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Number of infections as of March 15, 2020

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Government advised to stop all crowd activities and events

Thailand’s well known virologist, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, has proposed that the Government stop all social events and activities that attract crowds, and to provide easier public access to COVID-19 tests,…

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BREAKING NEWS – 32 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand’s biggest one day jump

Thailand reported 32 new COVID-19 cases today. This is the biggest jump so far in a single day, raising the number of infections in the country to 114. Public Health…

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Thailand’s Internal Trade Department chief axed by PM

Internal Trade Department director-general, Mr. Vichai Pochanakit, has been transferred to assist at the Prime Minister’s Office, pending an investigation into complaints of hoarding and overcharging of face masks. Prime…

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Suvarnabhumi International Airport deserted as fear of virus grips travellers

It was eerily quiet at Suvarnabhumi at 9pm on Saturday night, as both the arrival and departure halls were virtually deserted. Mr. Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, the managing director of Airports of…

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83 Thai students back from Italy quarantined, 6 sent for COVID-19 tests

A group of 83 Thai students, part of the American Field Service (AFS) program, were taken from U-Tapao international to Sattahip naval base this morning (Sunday) for COVID-19 screening, after…

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US-China trade truce at risk as virus hits global economy

A hard-won trade war truce between the US and China is at risk as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the global economy, making it tough for Beijing to fulfil its commitments….

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Trump tests negative for virus as US expands Europe traveler ban

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said Saturday, following concerns over his exposure to a disease that has paralyzed the globe. Trump agreed to…

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Number of infections as of March 14, 2020

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Workers in protective clothing wait for passengers from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, to board a chartered plane in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

China, US spar over origin of coronavirus

A Chinese government campaign to cast doubt on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic is fuelling a row with the United States, with a Beijing official promoting conspiracy theories and…

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Coronavirus – seven steps to prevent the spread of the virus

The formal declaration of a #COVID19 #pandemic does not change the fact that you can – and should – take these simple steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Japan’s Abe pledges Olympics to go ahead despite virus havoc

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday resisted pressure for changes to the Tokyo Olympics schedule even as sporting events worldwide fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Abe pledged Japan…

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announces plans for a sweeping lockdown of the capital’s 12 million people, including a halt to domestic travel, in a bid to contain the deadly new coronavirus. (AFP)

Philippine capital to impose night-time curfew over virus

Manila will impose a night-time curfew in the city of 12 million, officials said Saturday, as the Philippines steps up efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The measure…

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Media urged to observe rules of engagement in crisis situations

Six Thai media associations issued a joint statement today to remind all media outlets to adhere to ethical standards in their reporting of the COVID-19 outbreak, by complying with the…

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Thailand reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, including a TV celebrity

The Thai Public Health Ministry today reported seven new COVID-19 cases, including four members of the same family and celebrity TV actor Matthew Dean. Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Suhum…

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An aerial view shows an empty white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, on March 6, 2020. (Photo by Bandar ALDANDANI / AFP)

Saudi Arabia to suspend international flights over virus

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “The Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (Starting…

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PM appeals for unity to overcome COVID-19, drought and economic crises

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has appealed to the public to unite and join the Government in its attempts to overcome the scourges of COVID-19, drought and slowing economy. In his…

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Europe now “epicentre” of Covid-19 pandemic, says WHO

GENEVA (AFP) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that Europe was now the “epicentre” for the global coronavirus pandemic, and warned it was impossible to know when…

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US President Donald Trump says he will “likely” be tested soon for the novel coronavirus, although he stresses he is “displaying no symptoms,” during a hastily organized press conference in the White House’s Rose Garden. (Photo from AFP)

Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the coronavirus crisis that’s triggered the shutdown of schools, sporting events, offices…

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People walk in the Ramblas of Barcelona on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

Spain to declare state of alert over virus

Spain’s government is to declare a state of alert over the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday after infections soared over 4,200 with…

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Five military commanders and police chief reject pay as senators

Supreme Commander General Pornpipat said today that he and Defence Permanent Secretary General Nath Intharacharoen, Army Commander-in-chief General Apirat Kongsompong, Royal Thai Navy C-in-C Admiral Luechai Rootdit, Air Force C-in-C…

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Private sector asked to cancel Songkran events if virus status no better by end of March

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will seek cooperation from the private sector to cancel their Songkran celebrations if the rate of COVID-19 infections does not subside by the end…

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English Premier League suspended until April 4

The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after a spate of coronavirus cases, including Arsenal manager MikelArteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. “Following a meeting…

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Number of infections as of March 13, 2020

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Thailand reports five new COVID-19 cases today

Thailand has announced five new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 75. Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai told the media this morning…

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Diplomat from Philippines first known coronavirus case at U.N. in New York

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A female diplomat from the Philippines mission to the United Nations tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, according to a note sent to U.N. missions, making…

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A volunteer sprays disinfectant inside a Christian church in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Friday, March 6, 2020. World stock markets are down sharply again as pessimism prevails over the economic impact of the virus outbreak (Chinatopix via AP)

China government spokesman says U.S. military may have brought virus to China

BEIJING (Reuters) – A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry suggested on Thursday the U.S. military might have brought the coronavirus to the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been hardest…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2019 Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregorie Trudeau arrives at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. – The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said late March 22, 2020. “Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)

Wife of Canada’s PM Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for the coronavirus, Canadian media reported. They quoted her husband as announcing that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, 44, came back from Europe…

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Hundreds of Thai workers miss flights due to lack of health insurance

Hundreds of Thais, working illegally in South Korea, have missed their flights to Thailand after they were prevented from boarding by airline officials at the airport in Seoul, because they…

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Number of infections as of March 12, 2020

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This picture taken from a commercial aircraft shows an aerial view of Mount Everest (C) and the Himalayan mountain range (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

China shuts down Everest over coronavirus

China has cancelled permits for Mount Everest because of the coronavirus, expedition organisers said Thursday, ahead of the spring climbing season on the world’s highest peak. Last year’s traffic-clogged spring…

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PM chairs urgent meeting to discuss hitches in arrival visa restrictions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called an urgent meeting with the Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and chief of Consular Service Department this morning, to discuss yesterday’s…

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BREAKING NEWS – Health Ministry reports 11 new COVID-19 cases in group who shared drinks

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health today announced 11 new COVID-19 cases, saying that they had been sharing the same glass of whisky and cigarette. The new cases bring total infections…

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PM praises whistle-blowing “Mam Po Dum” page for its social contribution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been full of praise for the “Mam Po Dum” (Queen) whistle-blowing facebook page for its contribution to Thai society, especially for its recent exposure of…

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US actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Trump suspends travel to US from Europe,  actor Tom Hanks infected

US President Donald Trump this morning announced a month-long suspension of travel from Europe, with the exception of UK, to the United States. Speaking at a rare Oval Office address…

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WHO describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization is characterizing the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. “We are deeply concerned…

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Number of infections as of March 11, 2020

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Thailand suspends visa on arrival facility for citizens of 18 countries

In light of the global spread of COVID-19 and increasing concern over a potential widespread domestic outbreak, Thailand has suspended the visa on arrival (VOA) facility for citizens of 18…

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Thailand reports six new cases today

Six new COVID-19 cases have been reported today by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, bringing the total in the country to 59, with 34 cases having fully recovered, 24 still…

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80,000 factories across Thailand told to take precautions against COVID-19

The Ministry of Industry is seeking cooperation from about 80,000 factories across the country by taking precautionary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their work places. In the…

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People wearing protective face masks are seen on a crossroads as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

China eases curbs as coronavirus infections retreat, imported cases tick up

BEIJING (Reuters) – More places in China lowered emergency response levels to the coronavirus epidemic and relaxed travel restrictions a day after President Xi Jinping visited the epicenter of the…

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FILE PHOTO: British Conservative MP Nadine Dorries speaks in the Parliament during a debate on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Deal, in London, Britain April 3, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

UK health minister Dorries diagnosed with coronavirus

(Reuters) – British junior health minister Nadine Dorries has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating, she said on Tuesday. Dorries said she took “all the advised precautions” as soon…

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Workers in protective clothing wait for passengers from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, to board a chartered plane in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Coronavirus clusters swell on both sides of the US

Alarming clusters of the coronavirus swelled on both coasts of the U.S. on Tuesday, with 70 cases now tied to a biotech conference in Boston and infections turning up at…

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TISCO slashes Thailand’s GDP forecast for 2020 to 0.8%

TISCO’s Centre of Economic and Strategic Analysis has slashed Thailand’s GDP projection for this year from 1.7% to 0.8% – the lowest since 2009. The Centre’s economic research chief, Mr….

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PM visits Bamrasnaradura Hospital to support medics and patients

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made a surprise visit to Bamrasnaradura Institute of Infectious Diseases this evening (Tuesday), to offer moral support to medical personnel and patients infected with COVID-19. Accompanied…

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Number of infections as of March 10, 2020

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In this March 8, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a staff member walks down a corridor of an empty makeshift hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. The makeshift hospital converted from a sports venue was officially closed on Sunday after its last batch of cured COVID-19 patients were discharged. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

Xi visits virus’ epicenter as fears of recession grip world

BEIJING (AP) — China’s president visited the center of the global virus outbreak Tuesday as Italy began a sweeping nationwide travel ban and people worldwide braced for the possibility of…

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Public Health Ministry reports 3 new cases

The Thai Ministry of Public Health today reported three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 53, with 33 of them having recovered and returned home,…

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A completely empty Fondamenta della Misericordia is seen on Monday in Venice, Italy. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a “national emergency” due to the coronavirus outbreak and imposed quarantines on the Lombardy and Veneto regions.

Italy extends coronavirus lockdown to whole country

ROME (Reuters) – The whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown until next month, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Monday, in an unprecedented and unexpected new attempt to…

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Number of infections as of March 9, 2020

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A health official checks the forms of incoming passengers during a health assessment at a checkpoint for people flying in from a list of countries and territories that include China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Iran and Italy, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 9, 2020. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

10,000 baht reward for info leading to arrest of quarantine escapees

A cash reward of 10,000 baht has been offered to anyone providing information which leads to the apprehension of any of the 80 Thai workers from South Korea, who escaped…

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Face masks snapped up at GPO outlet as ban on exports lifted

A queue of 700 people began forming as early as 3am this morning in front of the main outlet of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, the maximum number eligible to buy…

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Medics at Khon Kaen University Hospital to rally against face mask shortage

Medical personnel at the Srinakharin Hospital of Khon Kaen University, in Thailand’s northeast, are being urged to rally in front of the hospital’s library today (Monday) at 4.30pm to protest…

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A woman gestures from the Grand Princess cruise ship, being held off the coast of San Francisco after 21 people on board tested positive for the new coronavirus

US virus cases pass 500 as California readies for cruise ship arrival

The number of US coronavirus cases soared past 500 Sunday, including two further deaths, as California braced for the arrival of infected cruise ship passengers and saw a major tennis…

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A passenger has his temperature checked as a precaution against a new coronavirus before boarding a flight to Vladivostok, Russia, at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

ROME (AP) — Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a…

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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, talks on his mobile phone in front of a screen showing the Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Oil prices crash, Asian shares set to tumble

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets were set for a beating on Monday as investors fled to bonds to hedge the economic shock of the coronavirus, and oil plunged more…

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Number of infections as of March 8, 2020

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Poll shows 71.2% reject government cash giveaway scheme

71.2% of respondents, to a Super Poll opinion survey, disagree with the Government’s plan to give two 1,000 baht monthly cash handouts to low income earners, as part of the…

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Rescue workers are seen on the site where a hotel being used for the novel coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou, Fujian province, China March 7, 2020. Picture taken March 7, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS.

China quarantine hotel collapse kills 10

At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, authorities said Sunday. Rescuers retrieved 48 people from the…

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People wait in a line to buy face masks at a retail store in the southeastern city of Daegu on February 25, 2020. – South Korea reported 60 more COVID-19 coronavirus cases on February 25, the smallest increase for four days in the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s morning updates. The country now has 893 cases. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

Health officials confirm two more virus patients have returned home

Two more coronavirus patients have fully recovered and returned home, bringing the number of those who have recovered to 33. Furthermore, 2,629 out of 4,366 cases under investigation have been…

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Search underway for 80 escaping Thai workers returning from South Korea

Authorities are searching for about 80 Thais who arrived, in a group of 200 on four flights, at Suvarnabhumi international airport yesterday after returning from working illegally in South Korea….

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Pope Francis wipes his nose during the Ash Wednesday mass which opens Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for Christians before Holy Week and Easter, on February 26, 2020, at the Santa Sabina church in Rome. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Pope’s Sunday prayer to be livestreamed as coronavirus spreads

VATICAN CITY (AFP) — Pope Francis’s Angelus prayer on Sunday will be livestreamed in a break with centuries-old tradition, the Vatican announced, as the number coronavirus cases topped 100,000. The…

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Rescue workers are seen on the site where a hotel being used for the novel coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou, Fujian province, China March 7, 2020. Picture taken March 7, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS.

70 people trapped as China’s hotel used for quarantine collapses

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – A five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the south-east Chinese port city of Quanzhou on Saturd trapping about 70 people, state media said. A…

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All visitors to Thailand from high-risk countries to be quarantined

All visitors from high-risk countries will be subjected to 14-day quarantine at their hotels in Thailand, after which they will be free to travel if they do not exhibit any…

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FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a shopper walks in a street market aimed for Chinese tourists in Bangkok, Thailand. The outbreak of new virus centered on the Chinese city of Wuhan is giving global business chills. Thailand’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to 1% from 1.25% on Wednesday to help the economy weather a series of setbacks, most lately the virus outbreak in China that has devastated its tourism sector. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)

China exports plunge on coronavirus epidemic

China’s exports plummeted in the first two months of this year on the back of a coronavirus epidemic that forced businesses to suspend operations, disrupting the world’s supply chains. Exports…

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Coronavirus cases hit 100,000 as cruise ship fears grow

The number of cases from the new coronavirus topped 100,000 worldwide as the US battled to contain an outbreak on board a stranded cruise ship where 21 people have tested…

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