This picture taken on May 14, 2020 show an employee moving waste from hospitals that treat patients with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus to an incinerator at a trash disposal facility in Bangkok. The kingdom has not recorded a domestic case of the virus for 51 days as of July 15, winning praise for its strict lockdown which has so far controlled infections. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

COVID contaminated waste should not be burned in crematoria – Pollution Control

COVID-19 contaminated waste should not be incinerated in crematoria, as it would send undesirable odours and particles of toxic gasses and heavy metals that can worsen people’s health and the…

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COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, zoning maintained until end of September

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to maintain the 9pm to 4am curfew, the Executive Decree and all existing lockdown restrictions,…

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Thailand’s private sector tells government – ‘No more lockdown restrictions’

The joint committee of Thailand’s three private sector organizations has told the government not to re-impose lockdown restrictions, but to accelerate vaccinations to cover 70% of the country’s population before…

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Thailand’s CCSA advised not to rush into easing lockdown restrictions

A senior respiratory disease expert has cautioned the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) against prematurely easing lockdown restrictions, without strict enforcement of the remaining measures. “More COVID-19 infections will…

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CCSA to consider limited easing of restaurant dine-in restrictions

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will seek approval from the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), at its meeting this Friday, of guidelines for restaurants and other eateries in COVID-19…

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Lockdown restrictions in COVID “dark red” provinces extended to end of August

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has agreed to partially ease some lockdown restrictions in the country’s 29 COVID-19 “dark red” provinces by allowing banks and other financial institutions,…

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Thailand records 22,782 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Bangkok logged 4,854 new COVID-19 infections and 70 more deaths, out of 22,782 new cases and a death toll of 147 recorded nationwide today (Thursday), according to the CCSA. The…

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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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Elderly Covid-19 coronavirus patient Worapoj Salee waits to be transferred to a hospital in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

18,590 COVID-19 patients recover today, as over 200,000 still in treatment

COVID-19 recoveries in Thailand, today (Tuesday), increased to 18,590, from 13,919 yesterday, as 18,901 new infections were recorded, with Bangkok still topping the list of 10 most-infected provinces, logging 3,566…

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

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

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

CCSA to consider allowing eateries in malls and department stores to provide take-away and delivery services

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will be asked to ease restrictions on eateries in shopping malls and department stores, by allowing them to provide take-away and delivery services….

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CCSA remaps Dark Red, Red, Orange and Green areas as COVID-19 pandemic situation worsens

As COVID-19 infections increase relentlessly in most of Thailand’s provinces, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has added Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao and Chon Buri provinces to the “maximum controlled and…

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In this photo taken on July 11, 2021 hospital workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry a coffin with the body of a woman who died from the Covid-19 coronavirus as they bury her at Ban Yakang cemetery in the southern province of Narathiwat, as Thailand faces a surge in cases of the virus. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

Hospitalised COVID patients surpass 100,000, as Thailand records daily death toll high of 98

The number of COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized for treatment rose above the 100,000 mark for the first time today (Thursday) to 103,056, including 3,276 severe cases, as 9,186 new cases…

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Are Pfizer shots the cure for Thailand’s COVID crisis?

Despite being the most talked about and sought-after vaccine in Thailand, not a single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech has been administered here to date. The Pfizer jab’s efficacy is impressively high…

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Thai PM says tougher COVID-19 measures are necessary

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Thursday) tougher measures are necessary to handle the rising COVID-19 infections and deaths over the past few weeks, as further restrictions proposed today by…

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COVID-19 infections in Thailand could surge to 10,000 a day next week, CCSA says

New COVID-19 infections could surge to 10,000 a day next week, almost doubling this week’s daily figures as more Delta variant cases have been found, according to the Centre for…

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Thailand enters 4th COVID-19 wave as more cases are of mutated virus, CCSA advisor says

Thailand is now entering the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Delta coronavirus variant expected to become the dominant strain in Thailand and the rest of the world…

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Building repairs and renovations in Bangkok not covered by partial lockdown

Maintenance or renovation of buildings in and around Bangkok can continue as normal and are not banned by the Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), as widely misunderstood. Quoting CCSA…

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Thailand to ease some restrictions next Monday, COVID-19 zones adjusted

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today (Friday) announced adjustments to COVID-19 monitoring zones and the easing of some restrictions, effective Monday (June 21st). All entertainment venues, pubs, bars…

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Government considering sending security officials to oversee Bangkok’s construction sites

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) mentioned today that it is considering sending in security officials, police and military officers, to oversee construction worker housing facilities, as one of…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine procurements to be expedited with more agencies involved

Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine procurements are expected to be expedited as more agencies will be involved in the joint effort, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s new announcement…

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Provincial governors told to keep close watch on infections in workplaces

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has instructed all provincial governors to keep a closer watch on COVID-19 infections in factories and other work places after they have, of…

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CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan

CCSA expresses concern that Thai health system may be overwhelmed as daily new COVID-19 infections rise to 4,528

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand reached 4,528 today (Sunday), including 1,902 cases in prisons, and 24 more deaths. CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan expressed her concern over the increasing…

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Active COVID-19 screening to be conducted at over 400 worker housing facilities in Bangkok

Active screening of up to 409 worker housing camps in Bangkok, which accommodate an estimated 62,000 Thai and immigrant construction workers, is to be conducted in an attempt to pre-empt…

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Thailand records 35 COVID-19 deaths and 2,473 new infections on Tuesday

An additional 35 COVID-19 patients have died as 2,473 new COVID-19 cases, including 680 prison inmates, were recorded today in Thailand today (Tuesday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation…

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Construction sites, Bangkok

400 site worker housing facilities in and around Bangkok facing tighter anti-COVID-19 controls

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), and major construction companies in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi, have been instructed by the CCSA to tighten up preventive measures at about…

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Dr.Taweesin Wissanuyothin

3,095 new COVID-19 cases logged in Thailand on Saturday, including 1,163 in Bangkok alone

COVID-19 spread in Bangkok and its suburbs, as well as in prisons, is not showing any sign of slowing as new infections in the past 24 hours in Thailand soared…

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Rescue volunteers from the Siam Nonthaburi foundation prepare for the funerals of people who died after contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus at Wat Rat Prakhong Tham Buddhist temple in Nonthaburi on May 5, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

From winner to loser: Thailand’s downhill battle with COVID 

The ongoing third wave of COVID-19 underlines one thing: Thailand is no longer a champion in managing the contagion, and that has a lot to do with its government. As…

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Specific CCSA to be set up for Bangkok as fight against COVID-19 intensifies

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has intensified efforts to contain the continuing surge of COVID-19 infections in Bangkok and its peripherals by setting up an “area CCSA”, also…

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Bhumjaithai Party leader Anutin Charnvirakul during an interview with Agence France-Presse in Bangkok on April 3, 2019. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Anutin Charnvirakul, man in firing line for Thailand’s COVID crisis

Tycoon-turned-politician Anutin Charnvirakul may arguably be Thailand’s most-hated public health minister by now. But to be fair, his predecessors never had to tackle the world’s worst virus crisis in more…

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Thailand records 1,871 new COVID-19 infections and 10 deaths on Thursday

Daily COVID-19 infections in Thailand fell to 1,871 today (Thursday), below 2,000 for the first time since April 23rd, while 10 additional fatalities were also recorded, according to the Department…

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The 4th field hospitals set up by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration at the Bangkok Arena stadium.

CCSA under fire for allegedly misleading public over hospital bed situation in Thailand

The director of the Thoracic Society of Thailand, under Royal Patronage, Dr.Nitipat Jiarakul, has taken CCSA to task over the claim that there are sufficient hospital beds to meet the…

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People stand in line to enter the Siam Paragon shopping mall as it reopened after restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus were lifted in Bangkok on May 17, 2020.

New restrictions nationwide start Sunday to curb surge in COVID-19 infections

New restrictions are to be imposed across Thailand, from Sunday, for a minimum of 14 days, to contain the rapid spread of the third wave of COVID-19 infections. As endorsed…

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Targeted controls to be introduced as daily new COVID-19 infections pass 1,000

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities to develop tighter controls, including targeted lockdowns, in provinces classified as Red zones, as daily COVID-19 infections surge to a new high…

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Thailand records 967 new COVID-19 cases today, a single day record in 2021

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to surge, with 967 new cases being recorded today (Sunday), according to the CCSA. The new infections include 964 locally acquired infections, of which 530…

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CCSA closes all entertainment venues in 41 provinces for 14 days minimum

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to close all entertainment outlets, including pubs, bars, karaoke bars and massage parlours, in 41 provinces, including Bangkok, for at least…

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Thailand beach Phuket

TAT to propose “Sandbox” travel bubble model to the CCSA this Friday

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to propose a new travel bubble model, for tourists from certain countries or cities, to enter the country without the requirement for quarantine,…

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Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin

CCSA eases business restrictions in most Thai provinces from February 1st

The CCSA has eased restrictions on business, including bars, as of February 1st in most provinces across Thailand, except for those classified as maximum controlled zones. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha…

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756 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Thursday

CCSA deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, has announced that Thailand recorded 756 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative total to 16,221. Among the new infections are 746 locally transmitted…

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CCSA to consider easing restrictions on Friday, possibly reopening schools

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is due to meet this Friday to consider easing restrictions, imposed nationally since the onset of the second COVID-19 outbreak in mid-December. CCSA…

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How one partygoer became Thailand’s first ‘super-spreader’

Thailand looks poised to confirm its first official “super spreader” as fears grow over the scale of the latest cluster infection. The hashtag #DJ Matoom is top-trending on Twitter after…

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Thai League soccer tournament to resume in February

Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has given the greenlight for the resumption of the Thai League soccer tournament, albeit with restrictions, tentatively in February. The decision to resume…

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A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks past a sign for Covid-19 coronavirus testing at the Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control in Bangkok on January 11, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand records 287 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration or CCSA has reported 287 new COVID-19 cases today, 278 of which are locally-acquired infections, 9 were imported, and there have been no new…

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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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PM to chair special CCSA meeting tomorrow on measures to deal with COVID-19 outbreak

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called a special meeting of the Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Thursday, to discuss measures needed to cope with the current COVID-19…

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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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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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PM defends proposed extension of state of emergency

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Tuesday) defended a proposed extension of the state of emergency for another month, maintaining that such an extension has nothing to do with anti-government…

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Proposed entertainment venue anti-COVID-19 measures if they reopen

A detailed list of measures, which will potentially be applied to pubs, bars and karaoke bars, if they are allowed to resume business on July 1st, has been drawn up…

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 case on Sunday

Thailand recorded just one more COVID-19 case today, while there have been no locally-transmitted infections for 20 consecutive days. According to the CCSA, the new patient is a Thai woman…

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This general view taken from the viewing platform of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel in Bangkok late April 29, 2020, shows illuminated intersecting highways, empty of vehicles after the start of a 22:00-04:00 curfew imposed in the Thai capital. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Curfew to be lifted on Monday as more restrictions are eased

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to lift the 11pm-3am curfew from Monday night, but to keep the country’s borders closed to all in-bound air, sea and…

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Thailand reports two new coronavirus cases and one death

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 cases and one death today (Monday), bringing cumulative infections to 3,042 and fatalities to 57. According to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, one of the…

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Zero new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand today

Thailand enjoys another day free from new COVID-19 infections and fatalities, the second time this week. A beaming CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that, two months after Thailand reported…

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Cabinet maintains four public holidays in May

The cabinet today rejected the CCSA’s proposal to postpone the four public holidays in May. The official holidays are May 1st Labour Day, May 4th Coronation Day, May 6th Visakha…

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CCSA to consider whether state of emergency restrictions can be eased

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will conduct an assessment of the enforcement of measures being imposed under the State of Emergency Executive Decree, including the night curfew, to…

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Passengers wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus wait for their train at the Central Railway Station in Bangkok on March 31, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

120 new COVID-19 cases reported as infection rate slows

Thailand’s 120 new COVID-19 infections today means the rate of spread has fallen for the fourth consecutive day, bringing total infections in the country so far to 1,771, according to…

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