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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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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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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