PM2.5 pollution returns to Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning of an increase in PM2.5 dust between December 5th and 7th, especially in Khlong Sam Wa, Min Buri, Nong Khaem, Tawee Wattana, Bang…

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Eateries in Bangkok can serve alcohol until 11pm from December 1

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang issued an announcement today (Monday), further easing restrictions on eateries in the capital, by allowing them to serve alcohol to customers up to 11pm from December…

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Thai health officials told to discover why many still refuse to get vaccinated

The Ministry of Public Health has instructed health officials across Thailand to find out why there are still so many people refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, so appropriate campaign…

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Incentives being considered to entice remaining 11m Thais to get vaccinated

Senior Thai officials are mulling incentives to encourage about 11 million as yet unvaccinated Thais to get inoculated against COVID-19 this month. The measures, which include a ban on people…

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Negative COVID ATK test results, proof of 2 jabs required for Bangkok’s Loy Krathong

This year’s celebrations of the annual Loy Krathong festival, on Friday November 19th, will embrace the “new normal” lifestyle, as all visitors to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s approved venues…

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Bangkok City Hall expects to vaccinate 100% of capital’s residents this year

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) expects to have fully vaccinated the city’s population by New Year, Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said today (Tuesday). So far, the BMA’s data shows 8,734,534…

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Thai authorities warn of two very high tides Tuesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning that the high tides today (Tuesday) will reach peaks at 11.26am, at 1.31 meters above mean sea level, and 1.20 meters at 7.32pm….

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Bangkok prepares for Loy Krathong festival

Bangkok is preparing for the Loy Krathong festival, celebrated across the city on November 19th, with strict COVID-19 measures in place. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang announced that this year’s Loy…

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Preparations underway to deal with COVID in Bangkok’s city-run schools

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has adopted measures to deal with COVID-19 infections in hundreds of schools under its jurisdiction, which are due to reopen for on-site learning on November…

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A student receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Narasikalai school in the southern province of Narathiwat on October 15, 2021. Madaree TOHLALA / AFP

Bangkok’s administration invites city residents to apply for mixed vaccination

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is inviting Thai citizens aged over 18 who live in the capital to register for COVID-19 vaccinations, with the first jab of Sinovac vaccine and…

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Bangkok schools may reopen in November, 1,500 students given Pfizer on Tuesday

Bangkok’s schools may reopen in November, pending the speed of the vaccination rollout in schools, said Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today (Tuesday), while students with underlying diseases will be the…

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A fish vendor pushes her cart in the Chinatown area of Bangkok on May 28, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Bangkok can only reopen with fewer new COVID infections, cases in hospital, 70%+ vaccination

With uncertainties over whether Bangkok will reopen to foreign tourists anytime soon, the city’s Governor has revealed guidelines for reopening safely. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang revealed yesterday (Monday) three key…

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Bangkok postpones reopening to visitors from abroad to October 15

Bangkok will postpone its reopening to fully vaccinated and COVID-negative visitors from abroad, scheduled for October 1st, to October 15th, as the authorities want at least 70% of the city’s…

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Bangkok’s at-risk school students to be jabbed with Pfizer from Sep 21

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is ready to start administering Pfizer vaccine to 12 to 18-year-olds who are among high risk groups in 437 schools operated BMA from September 21st,…

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Bangkok to conduct mass screenings at 29 large wet markets in the capital

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will launch mass COVID-19 screening, using rapid antigen test kits (ATKs), targeting about 19,000 vendors and workers at 29 of the largest wet markets in…

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Bangkok launches home vaccination service for the bed-ridden and vulnerable

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now offering an in-home vaccination service for bed-ridden patients and other vulnerable people in frail health, who are unable to leave their homes and…

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Almost 100,000 enter home isolation in Bangkok, 20% infection rate in ATK tests

Almost 100,000 people in Bangkok have entered home isolation, while 20% of the COVID-19 tests conducted in Bangkok, using Antigen Test Kits (ATK), have returned positive results, according to the…

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COVID-19 closures and restrictions extended to end of August in Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced today (Monday) the extension of COVID-19 restrictive measures, including closures of several venues and delivery-only service for eateries located in shopping malls, until the…

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Four modular ICUs at Bangkok field hospital open this month

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

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

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

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Bangkok to set up 6 pre-admission centres for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is setting up six pre-admission centres, with the first being at Wat Saphan in Klongtoey and the second at the health promotion centre in Petchkasem Soi…

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Bangkok opens 10 more ‘hospitels’ for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), in cooperation with four hospitals and nine hotels in the capital, has agreed to open ten additional “hospitels”, which will have a combined capacity of…

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Bangkok announces partial lockdown from Monday

In line with the decision of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), regarding measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) issued an announcement today…

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420,000 more vaccine doses allocated to Bangkok, postponed appointments prioritised

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been allocated 420,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, in addition to about 500,000 doses previously provided, according to the BMA’s health office yesterday (Thursday). Priority…

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Joggers resume their routine this morning as Bangkok parks reopen

As Bangkok’s parks have reopened, many joggers were able to resume their outdoor exercise routine for the first time this morning (Tuesday), following some confusion yesterday that saw many parks…

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Bangkok opens vaccination registration for elderly population amid widespread delays

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now opening vaccination registration for its elderly population via the Mor Prom app, amid widespread indefinite postponements of appointments this week. People aged at…

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No more conflict between MoPH and BMA over vaccine allocation – Anutin

The misunderstanding between the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), over the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines, appears to have be resolved, at least for now….

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A health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine inside the Central World shopping mall in Bangkok on June 7, 2021, as mass vaccine rollouts begin in Thailand. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand’s mass vaccination drive stutters off the start line with more hurdles ahead

Thais are experiencing déjà vu amid fear of vaccine shortages, confusion about free vaccination, and authorities’ empty assurances. Events in the run-up to the second week of nationwide mass vaccination…

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Bangkok postpones vaccinations at 25 non-hospital sites from Tuesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced this morning (Monday) the postponement of inoculations for people who have registered via the Thai Ruam Jai website, scheduled for tomorrow (June 15th) onwards,…

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Bangkok to open three new vaccine registration channels this Thursday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to open new channels for COVID-19 vaccination applications, through a website, an application and convenience stores starting this Thursday. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said…

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Bangkok rush to proactive screening after hundreds tested positive at construction sites around the city

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has conducted proactive screening at construction sites and surrounding areas in Lak Si district. So far, 2,000 people have been screened, with 680 testing positive,…

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Worker housing in Laksi among five Bangkok COVID-19 clusters under close watch

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is keeping a close eye on five clusters of COVID-19 infections in the capital, particularly at the construction worker housing facility in Laksi district, where…

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Respiratory disease specialist objects to BMA plan to administer Favipiravir to all COVID-19 patients

The president of the Thoracic Society of Thailand, and head of the Department of Respiratory Diseases and Tuberculosis at Mahidol University, Dr. Nitipat Jiarakul, has voiced disagreement with the Bangkok…

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BMA and military told prepare facilities to handle surge in COVID-19 infections

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to adopt a three-step plan, including the expansion of city hospital capacity and the setting up of a field…

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BMA considers field hospitals as health officials warn COVID-19 infections may increase exponentially

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Ministry of Interior and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to arrange space for the setting up of a field hospital in Bangkok,…

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BMA urged to take action against COVID-19 patients who hide from authorities

The director-general of the Disease Control Department, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong announced yesterday that they have sent an urgent letter to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s health office, asking it to investigate…

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Restaurant association to ask Thai PM not to ban customers from dining-in

The Association of Thai Restaurants is against a measure, proposed by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), banning customers from dining in restaurants and food shops, claiming that this will further…

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PM2.5 dust forecast to envelop Bangkok again this weekend

People in Bangkok and its suburbs have been warned to brace for the return of excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust, from this Thursday through December 29th, due to poor air…

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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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City Hall opens hotlines for people to seek advice on COVID-19 infection

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has opened hot lines for people in Bangkok infected with COVID-19, or who are at risk of becoming infected, so they can seek consultations with…

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PM hints at restriction relaxation as some Bangkok businesses reopen

Lockdown restrictions will be eased in four stages, separated by 14 days, and this will be applied nationwide, according to Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha after today’s cabinet meeting. He…

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City Hall to introduce proper motorcycle taxi stops on street pavements

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has come up with an idea to carve out spaces on pedestrian’s footpaths to accommodate motorcycle taxi stands so that they would not trespass roads. There…

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BMA and TAT deny participating in Palang Pracharat’s fund-raising 

A fallout from the pro-government Palang Pracharat’s fund-raising banquet on Wednesday night has caused uneasiness for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), two of the…

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