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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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High risk group poses a serious COVID-19 concern in Samut Sakhon

A senior health official in Samut Sakhon province has expressed serious concern over a high-risk group of about 15,000 people who are still travelling and working as normal and risking…

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819 new COVID-19 infections and one more fatality reported on Wednesday

The CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin, says that 819 new infections have been recorded in Thailand today (Wednesday), among them are 808 local transmissions, mostfound through proactive screening and 11…

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FILE PHOTO: Women wearing a mask as a measure to prevent contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk under an umbrella as it snows in Seoul, South Korea, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea reports big jump in COVID-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities were scrambling on Wednesday to contain coronavirus outbreaks centred around Christian schools as the country reported a jump in infections, dampening hopes of a…

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CCSA reports highest single day jump in COVID-19 cases in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded 959 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the largest increase in a single day so far, pushing the country’s cumulative infections to 14,646, according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 26, 2021

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A student uses hand sanitiser as she arrives at a secondary school in Bangkok on July 1, 2020, as schools reopened after being temporarily closed due to the threat of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. – Pupils in Thailand returned to school on July 1, though with strict rules to prevent fresh coronavirus outbreaks, as the kingdom pushed towards normality with the pandemic raging on beyond its borders. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Education ministry details school fees are to be refunded by private schools

Private schools, which provide online learning during the lockdown, must refund certain fees and charges to parents, either in cash or by credit note, said the Office of the Private…

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A photo Techin Ploypetch posted on his facebook page on the night of his birthday, January 9th, 2021

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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Thailand’s Chulalongkorn Uni to begin human trials of its mRNA vaccine in April

Chulalongkorn University’s vaccine research centre will start human trials of its mRNA vaccine candidate, tentatively in April, after it received prototype vaccine from two factories in California. The centre’s director,…

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Thailand’s Samut Sakhon records 914 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

The coastal province of Samut Sakhon today recorded 914 new COVID-19 cases, found during a mass screening exercise launched on Monday by the provincial administration. 119 are Thai and the…

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Thailand to start vaccinations on February 14th in Samut Sakhon

Thailand will administer the first inoculations, with the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, on February 14th in Samut Sakhon province to frontline medical personnel and public health volunteers on a voluntary…

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Myanmar workers left stranded in Kamphaengphet province

Kamphaengphet local police reported that nine Myanmar workers were abandoned on the side of a road in Muang Kamphaengphet district by their employer yesterday. The police had to communicate with…

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Field hospitals in Samut Sakhon standing by to admit 800 new COVID-19

Field hospitals in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon were placed on standby on Monday to receive the around 800 new COVID-19 cases, expected after health officials began screening as…

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Residents queue for a mandatory Covid-19 coronavirus test in the Jordan area of the Yau Tsim Mong district of Kowloon in Hong Kong on January 22, 2021, an area of dense housing which has seen a recent spike in cases of the coronavirus. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had reported an increasing number of coronavirus cases, authorities said….

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Samut Sakhon records 148 new COVID-19 cases Sunday evening

 148 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon this evening. At 5pm on Sunday, the provincial health office reported that pro-active screening found 104 Myanmar migrant workers and…

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New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus…

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Residents practice Taiji at a park in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A year after it was locked down to contain the spread of coronavirus, the central Chinese city of Wuhan has largely returned to normal, even as China continues to battle outbreaks elsewhere in the country. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic

WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday…

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Thai Army uses special task forces to disinfect schools in and around Bangkok

The Thai army has deployed special task forces to clean and disinfect schools in Bangkok and its suburbs, before onsite classes resume on February 1st, according to the army’s assistant…

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Losing weight in a healthy way to fight Covid-19

Experts say eating less but healthily and being more active is one of the keys to losing weight safely and might even protect against Covid-19. The start of a new…

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A nurse fills a syringe with a vial of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at the Pasteur Institute, in Paris, on January 21, 2021. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

A guide to Thailand’s largest ever vaccination programme

Prioritising both safety and speed as it faces a new wave of COVID-19 infections, Thailand is poised to launch its largest ever inoculation programme when the first batch of AstraZeneca…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 21, 2021

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A taxi driver waits for customers on an empty Khao San Road, once a popular tourist destination before the Covid-19 pandemic, in Bangkok on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Bangkok to ease restrictions on 13 types of business from Friday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will ease the restrictions and allow 13 types of business to reopen from tomorrow (Friday), with strict disease control measures in place. Game Arcades; but…

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People are seen in a slum along railroad tracks in downtown Bangkok on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines

Many municipalities’ eagerness to procure COVID-19 vaccines for their residents has roused suspicion of political motives and concerns about inequality between residents of richer and poorer areas. Local authorities have…

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Thailand’s Chai Nat province now free of COVID-19 as last eight patients recover

Thailand’s central province of Chai Nat has been cleared of COVID-19 infections after the last eight patients tested negative for the virus, with five of them being discharged from their…

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Chonburi province extends lockdown to prevent further spread of COVID-19

The Governor of Chonburi, Pakarathorn Tianchai, has extended the provincial lockdown, which restricts travel to and from Si Chang Island, until further notice. The Marine Office of Chonburi is also…

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Prayut’s moment of truth arrives

The prime minister can be forgiven if he assumes that his previous problems were “political”, albeit ones that had more to do with ideology and power play than genuine well-being…

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This photo illustration shows the Thai ‘MorChana’ contact tracing application on a smartphone in Bangkok on January 7, 2021, after Thai health officials encouraged people to use the tracking app to help curb the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in the country. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Row over contact-tracing app threatens to blow hole in Thailand’s COVID defence

Thailand’s much-touted contact-tracing app, MorChana, risks losing its “national hero” status as questions emerge about its efficacy and transparency. Last Friday (Jan 15), the MorChana Volunteer Team abruptly announced the…

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Chiang Mai to reopen its night market this week

Chiang Mai is preparing to open its popular night market tomorrow (Wednesday), after no new COVID-19 cases have been recorded there for 6 consecutive days. Chiang Mai governor, Charoenrit Sanguansat,…

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Thailand intensifies border controls due to COVID spread in neighbouring countries

Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Disease Control Department, Dr. Sophon Iamsirithavorn, said today that many neighbouring countries are seeing a large increase in new COVID-19 infections. Malaysia recently reported 4,029 new…

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Policemen wearing face masks and shields as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, stand guard at a check point in an almost empty road on the eve of Christmas, in Manila on December 24, 2020. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Philippines says China to donate half a million Covid-19 vaccines

Beijing’s top diplomat pledged Saturday to donate half a million coronavirus vaccine shots to the Philippines, Manila officials said — despite growing resistance there to Chinese-made jabs over concerns about…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 17, 2021

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374 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Sunday with Phatthalung’s first infections

Thailand’s southern province of Phatthalung has become the country’s 61st and latest province to record COVID-19 cases, as 374 new infections are recorded nationwide today (Sunday). 321 of the new…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 16, 2021

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One death and 230 new COVID-19 cases recorded Saturday in Thailand

Another COVID-19 patient has died as 230 new infections are recorded today in Thailand. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the victim, the country’s 70th so far, was a…

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188 new COVID-19 cases and 628 recoveries recorded in Thailand on Friday

Thailand recorded 188 new COVID-19 cases today, while 628 people have recovered from the disease, according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin. The new infections are 154 locally-acquired, including 73…

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Baby gets COVID-19 as concern grows over clusters in families and work places

A three-month old baby, in the Bang Bon area of Bangkok, has tested positive for COVID-19, apparently acquired from a family friend, as health officials voice concern over a rise…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 13, 2021

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(FILES) In this file photo a pharmacist fills a syringe to prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for front-line health care workers at a vaccination site at Torrance Memorial Medical Center on December 19, 2020 in Torrance, California. – Canada announced on January 12, 2021 a deal to secure an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which would allow for more than half of Canadians to be inoculated before summer. The American and German pharmaceutical giants will also accelerate deliveries of their jointly-developed vaccine over the coming months, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP)

PM will allow local administration to buy FDA-approved vaccines

Local government bodies in Thailand will be allowed to acquire COVID-19 vaccines using their own budgets, but the vaccines must be approved by the Food and Drug administration of the…

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Electricity, water and internet bills to be reduced to help public and SMEs

Thailand’s cabinet has resolved to launch a set of urgent relief measures, to help the public and SMEs, by boosting liquidity, increasing benefits for the unemployed and reducing the cost…

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Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah (Photo by NAZRI RAPAAI / Malaysia’s Department of Information / AFP)

Malaysia declares emergency to curb virus, shoring up government

Malaysia’s king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to curb the spread of COVID-19, a move that bolsters Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s precarious hold on power and forestalls…

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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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A student passes through the inspection gate on the first day of the reopening of the International Pioneers School in Bangkok on June 16, 2020, following its temporary closure due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. – Some schools in Thailand have reopened as they adopted preventive measures such as social distancing and regular disinfection to halt the spread of the virus. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Millions of kids suffer ‘COVID slide’ as Thai education hit by new virus wave

The fresh wave of COVID-19 is threatening to plunge Thai students into a deeper “summer slide”, a recent report by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) suggests….

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249 new COVID-19 cases today, increase in middle-aged women getting infected

Thailand today has recorded 249 new COVID-19 cases, raising the cumulative total to 10,547 since early last year, including 6,090 cases since December 15th, when the first infection of the…

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Pattaya is a ghost town, but a handful entrepreneurs persevere

It was often said that Thailand’s world famous seaside resort town of Pattaya never sleeps. That was broadly true, until late last month, when the country’s second wave of COVID-19…

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This handout from the Badminton Association of Thailand taken and released on January 10, 2021 shows an official wearing a face mask and shield while cleaning the net as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, ahead of the Thailand Open badminton tournament in Bangkok. (Photo by Handout / BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF THAILAND / AFP) / —–EDITORS NOTE — RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF THAILAND ” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Bubble badminton: tour returns behind closed doors in Bangkok

A wretched spell for badminton ends at this week’s Thailand Open, where players will emerge from hotel quarantine to restart the world tour in bubble conditions in Bangkok. The world’s…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 11, 2021

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 10, 2021

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Another 245 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Sunday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand are still on the rise, as 245 new cases are recorded today (Sunday), said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin today. He added that the screening to…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 9, 2021

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Thailand records 212 new COVID-19 cases – total now over 10K for the first time

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is asking everyone to delay any interprovincial travel until January 31st at the earliest, in the hope that the rate of new infections…

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The ‘MorChana’ contact tracing application on a smartphone.

A closer look at Thailand’s (non-mandatory) contact tracing apps

Two mobile applications, ThaiChana and MorChana, have become popular in Thailand after millions felt compelled to download them in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak early last year. The Centre…

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Medical personnel register a security guard for Covid-19 coronavirus testing at a private hospital in Bangkok on January 8, 2021 after the Thai government imposed further restrictions due to the recent outbreak. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Communication breakdowns leave Thailand vulnerable to second virus wave

When it comes to staying safe from COVID-19, knowledge is power. However, Thais seeking clear guidance on the crisis were hit by yet another communication breakdown this week, as government…

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People walk past an electronic board displaying message for seniors to take precaution against the COVID-19 coronavirus at Raffles Place financial business district in Singapore on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

Singapore jails woman for lying to coronavirus contact tracers

A Singaporean woman was sentenced to five months in prison on Friday for hiding her meetings with a male friend from coronavirus contact tracers as she did not want her…

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Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, no fatalities

Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, 131 locally transmitted cases, another 58 being discovered through proactive screening, of which over 90% are asymptomatic. The rest are among those entering…

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Loei closes schools and lottery market after finding more COVID-19 cases

Loei province has ordered all schools and a lottery market to close for 14 days after a family tested positive for COVID-19. One case in the province is a 78…

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Thai PM “baffled” by allegation of involvement in illegal gambling activities

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he is surprised that he is being implicated in benefiting from illegal gambling activities, as he declared his determination to crack down decisively on…

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Not installing tracing app is not a crime, but concealing information is

Anuthin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s Public Health minister, said that, although it is a requirement, under a newly issued directive, for everyone to download and use the country’s tracing application, he understands…

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Thailand’s Buri Ram records its first COVID-19 case in 280 days

Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram recorded its first COVID-19 case in 280 consecutive days on Wednesday, according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin. The Facebook page of the Buri…

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Thailand records one fatality and 305 more COVID-19 cases

Thailand recorded 305 COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), bringing the national total to 9,636. There was also one more fatality, a bedridden 88 year old who was also suffering from cancer….

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Only essential travel allowed to and from 5 Thai provinces

An announcement in the Royal Gazette states that Samut Sakhon, Chon Buri, Rayong, Trat, and Chanthaburi are designated as the highest level strict control zones and will see tougher travel…

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Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (L) and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia pose with their gold medals on the podium after winning the men’s doubles final match at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on January 20, 2019. (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP)

Top-seeded ‘Minions’ out of Thailand badminton after positive test

Indonesia’s men’s doubles top seeds have been forced to pull out of next week’s Thailand Open badminton after one of them, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, tested positive for coronavirus, the Badminton World Federation…

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past golden Buddha statues in Bangkok on January 5, 2021, after the Thai government imposed further restrictions due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand records one more death in Samut Sakhon

Thailand has recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, bringing the total to 66 deaths, and 365 new COVID-19 infections today, bringing the national total figure to 9,331 cases. The fatality was…

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A medical worker administers a Sinovac Biotech vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus to a woman at a healthcare centre in Yantai, in eastern China’s Shandong province on January 5, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Thailand plans to inoculate at least 60 million people against COVID-19

The office of Thailand’s Prime Minister announced today that the cabinet has resolved to allocate about 1.2 billion baht for the first 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This first…

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Samut Sakhon confirms another 900 COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province has confirmed another 900 new COVID-19 cases, from proactive screening of about 3,800 workers in local factories. The province’s public health department says they are considering…

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Thailand hits vaccine accelerator as virus launches second surge

Battling a fresh outbreak of COVID-19, Thailand has decided to speed up its free nationwide vaccination programme. The first batch of vaccines supplied by Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech will…

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Visitors to 11 locations told to report to officials as alarm over COVID-19 grows

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) today asked anyone who visited areas in five provinces since December 15th to report immediately via the BKKcovid19 website so that city officials can contact them….

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A man cycles along a bridge in Singapore on January 4, 2021, as the skyline is seen in the background. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

Singapore’s virus-hit economy suffers worst decline in 2020

Singapore’s economy suffered its worst ever annual contraction in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the city-state’s vital trade and tourism sectors, official data showed Monday. But the 5.8 percent…

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Koh Larn under full lockdown

On the popular Larn Island off Pattaya, the local community resolved unanimously to lockdown the island until January 20th. Sorasak Thongbongpetch, secretary of the island’s community, said the decision has…

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Cambodia reopens schools and museums after five week coronavirus lockdown

Cambodia on Monday (January 4) reopened schools, museums, entertainment venues, bars, and sports stadiums after a five-week lockdown aimed at curbing coronavirus infections across the country. Students could be seen…

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Eateries in Bangkok can cater to dine-in customers up to 7pm only 

Starting Tuesday, restaurants, food shops and pavement food stalls in Bangkok can serve dine-in customers until 7pm only, after which only takeaway services are permissible, as the city’s administration tightens…

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Momota positive for Covid-19, Japan to miss Thailand Open

Badminton world number one Kento Momota tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the withdrawal of all Japan’s players from this month’s Thailand Open, Japan’s Badminton Association said. “Momota has tested positive…

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Central shrimp market in Samut Sakhon province.

COVID-19 infections jump to record high with 745 new cases in a single day

Thailand recorded 745 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), the most in a single day since the virus reached Thailand, with the majority of the new cases being migrant workers. One…

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Korn urges government to use ฿600bn loan balance to ease impact of COVID-19

Thailand’s former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij has urged the government to make quick use of all available resources, particularly the 600 billion baht residue of two loans, to ease the…

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Thai PM imposes lockdown restrictions in 28 “Red Zone” provinces from Monday

A set of lockdown measures, which include travel restrictions, voluntary working from home, school closures, a ban on serving alcohol in restaurants and on all crowd-attracting activities, especially in 28…

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Samut Sakhon reports 541 new COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon

Samut Sakhon, Thailand’s coastal hot spot in the new wave of COVID-19 infections, has reported 541 cases in a single day, according to the provincial health office this afternoon (Sunday)….

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Thailand records 315 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand increase by 315 today, compared to yesterday’s 216, bringing the total to 7,694, since the first outbreak early last year. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said…

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First four cases of UK variant strain of coronavirus found in Thailand

The fast-spreading variant of the virus which causes COVID-19, first identified in the UK, has been found in Thailand in a family of four Britons who arrived from Kent, in…

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People wearing face shields and masks amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic visit a popular shopping market hours before Christmas eve in Manila on December 24, 2020. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Philippines to ban U.S. travellers from Sunday

MANILA, Jan 1 (Reuters) – The Philippines will prohibit the entry of foreign travellers from the United States from Sunday after the more infectious new variant of the coronavirus was…

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Thai PM urges everyone to join forces in again to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Prayut has urged everyone to join forces “for one more time” to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, by strictly following basic safety measures, as lockdown restrictions came into force…

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Bangkok set up 14 COVID-19 screening checkpoints around the city

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered 11 districts in the capital to set up 14 COVID-19 screening checkpoints, in the light of the rising number of new, locally-transmitted cases…

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New COVID-19 infections in Thailand surge to 279 in a single day

New COVID-19 infections today (Friday) jumped to 279, the most in a day since the second wave of infections began in December. The contagion has now spread to 53 provinces,…

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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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Biden says Trump vaccine plan falling ‘far behind’

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday vowed a relentless effort to fight Covid-19 the moment he takes office, as he warned that Donald Trump’s vaccination drive was falling dangerously short….

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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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Rayong police commander removed over gambling-related COVID-19 outbreak

The provincial police chief of Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong has been removed from his post and transferred to work at the operations centre of the Royal Thai Police, known…

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CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin.

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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Thailand could manufacture COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021

The Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University is expected to begin the first phase of candidate COVID-19 vaccine trials in humans next April. Should the vaccine candidate pass phase 1…

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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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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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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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