Chinese cities ease COVID curbs as virus keeps spreading

Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are easing off on testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest. The uneven…

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Standing beside a makeshift Urumuqi Road sign, people hold blank sheets of paper while protesting the deaths caused by an apartment complex fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, at the Langson Library on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, in Irvine, California, on November 29, 2022. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Fresh clashes in south China as authorities warn of ‘crackdown’

(AFP) – Fresh clashes have broken out between police and protesters in a southern Chinese city, part of a wave of Covid lockdown-sparked demonstrations across the country that have morphed…

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Thailand has its first case of Deltacron, patient has recovered

The Thai Medical Sciences Department has detected the country’s first infection of the COVID-19 Omicron XBC variant, or Deltacron. The patient has, however, already recovered from the disease, said Dr….

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Elon Musk’s Twitter lifts rule against Covid misinformation

Twitter said it has stopped enforcing a policy intended to prevent the spread of Covid misinformation, as new owner Elon Musk — who has clashed previously with US officials over…

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Possible COVID infected man found dead in Bangkok’s Din Daeng area

A security guard, thought to be suffering from COVID-19, was found dead on Sunday in his rented room in Bangkok’s Din Daeng area. Huai Khwang police said they found a…

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People hold white sheets of paper in protest over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, after a vigil for the victims of a fire in Urumqi, as outbreaks of COVID-19 continue, in Beijing, China, November 27, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare across China

Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai on Sunday night as protests over China‘s stringent COVID restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly fire in the country’s…

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Free COVID vaccination resumes Dec 17th at the Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok

The Institute of Dermatology will resume providing free COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the public on December 17th, as many people have shown interest in getting booster shots during the…

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COVID surge just a “new wave” which will gradually fade after the New Year

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has instructed all state hospitals to provide free vaccinations to members of the public, in the wake of a resurgence in COVID-19 infections, which they…

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Autopsy report awaited on man found dead in Bangkok condo

Thailand’s Disease Control Department is waiting for the autopsy report, from the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Police General Hospital, on a man found dead in his Bangkok condo….

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COVID infections expected to increase during cold season, but reduce in February

COVID-19 infections are expected to rise with the arrival of cold season, as more group activities are held and more people travel, but the infection rate will drop in February…

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Hong Kong’s Chief Executive John Lee attends the “APEC Leaders’ Informal Dialogue with Guests” event during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok on November 18, 2022. (Photo by ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA / POOL / AFP)

Hong Kong leader tests positive for Covid on return from APEC

(AFP) – Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for Covid-19 on his return from an Asia-Pacific summit, the city’s government said Monday, days after he met Chinese President Xi…

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Thailand’s COVID infections last week increased by 24 percent

COVID-19 infections continue to rise in Thailand. Last week there were 3,957 cases, averaging 565 cases a day, an increase of 24.97% on the previous week, according to the Disease…

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Serious COVID-19 infection cases on the rise in Bangkok and tourist provinces

COVID-19 infections in Thailand last week increased 12.8%, compared to a week earlier, and it is anticipated that the number of patients requiring hospitalisation is likely to increase in the…

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COVID-19 infections on the rise among people not fully vaccinated

COVID-19 infections in Thailand appear to be on the rise again, especially among those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, while daily infection and death rates averaged 394 and…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 infection rate and deaths continue to fall

The COVID-19 infection rate in Thailand continues to drop steadily, with an average of 364 new cases being reported per day and four fatalities for the week from October 23rd…

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First case of drug resistant Omicron BQ.1 sub-variant found in Thailand

The Centre for Medical Genomics, at Ramathibodi Hospital, has found the first case in Thailand of a descendant of the COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 sub-variant, called BQ.1. The centre said, in…

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Thailand confirms two Omicron XBB cases, neither are serious

Two Omicron XBB cases have been found in Thailand, but both patients have already recovered, according to Dr. Supakit Sirilak, director-general of the Medical Sciences Department. The first case is…

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Will new XBB strain cause COVID to resurge in Thailand?

The rapid spread of COVID-19’s latest subvariant – XBB – is grabbing attention worldwide, including in Thailand. Three weeks after it was first detected in Singapore, XBB now accounts for…

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More information sought on Omicron XBB cases among passengers arriving in Hong Kong from Thailand

Thailand’s Disease Control Department is seeking more information, through International Health Regulations (IHR), about three passengers who arrived in Hong Kong from Thailand infected with a new Omicron sub-variant, known…

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The changing symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection

Symptoms associated with COVID-19 are changing, as the virus has evolved over the three years since the initial Wuhan outbreak, according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of…

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Boutique Thai-style hotel in Chiang Mai opens to both humans and pets

Having survived, somewhat bruised, the COVID-19 pandemic over the past three years, a boutique Thai-style hotel in Chiang Mai has reinvented itself by becoming a retreat for both humans and…

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Runners pass near the large portrait of Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate near Tiananmen Square at the start of the Beijing Marathon on September 16, 2018. / AP

Beijing marathon to return after two-year Covid hiatus

Thousands of runners will line up for the Beijing marathon in November after a two-year Covid pause, organisers said, as sporting events gradually return to China. The world’s most populous…

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COVID-19 preventive measures in schools to be lifted from October 1st

For the first time since 2019, and effective from October 1st, Thailand’s Ministry of Education is to rescind measures currently applied in all schools to prevent and control the spread…

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Free COVID vaccinations at Institute of Dermatology throughout October

After the closure of the COVID-19 vaccination centre at Bang Sue Grand Station at the end of this month, members of the public can still get free vaccinations at the…

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Anti-COVID nasal spray to be available from October 1st

An anti-COVID nasal spray, an innovation jointly developed by Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and Hibiocy Company, will…

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How will life in Thailand change when the COVID state of emergency ends this month?

Thailand will officially lift its COVID-19 emergency decree at the end of this month, paving the way for millions of people to return to normal life. Let’s check out all…

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Thailand’s Emergency Decree to end on September 30th

Thailand’s Emergency Decree, invoked since March 24th, 2020 and extended 19 times, as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, will end on September 30th.   As a result,…

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Thailand to issue COVID-19 reclassification measures this Friday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is expected to announce a series of measures this Friday, in line with the reclassification of COVID-19 as an “infectious disease under watch”,…

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Virologist claims 70 percent of Thais may have been infected with COVID-19

Up to 70% of the population of Thailand may have been infected with COVID-19, as most cases have not been officially recorded because they were asymptomatic or had only mild…

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Foreigners infected with COVID-19 can visit Thailand

Foreign visitors to Thailand who are infected with COVID-19 will no longer be barred from entering, following a decision by the cabinet today (Monday) to delete COVID-19 from a list…

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Thai doctors successfully treat unvaccinated 105-year-old COVID patient

Thai doctors have successfully treated a COVID-19 patient,who is 105-years-old and unvaccinated, with a combination anti-viral medication, long acting antibody (LAAB) and antiseptics. In less than two weeks he was…

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A vial labelled “Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine” is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Thai Public Health Ministry to procure 3 million doses of Pfizer vaccine for young children

The Ministry of Public Health will sign a deal with Pfizer (Thailand) for three million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which is approved for use in children aged between…

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New weapons – and precautions – as controls lifted on COVID ‘magic bullets’

From Thursday (September 1), COVID-19 patients can buy prescription antiviral medicines from pharmacies, as authorities ease access to weapons against the virus. “Health agencies are offering easier access to these…

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A vial labelled “Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine” is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Thai FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months -5 years

COVID-19 vaccine in vials with maroon caps, developed by Pfizer, are now approved for use in children aged 6 months to 5 years, with 3 injections of 3µg per dose….

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A woman gets her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. / AP

China broadens visa availability as pandemic concerns ease

BEIJING (AP) — China is easing its tight restrictions on visas after it largely suspended issuing them to foreign students and others more than two years ago at the start…

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CCSA to decide next month whether to lift emergency decree

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will meet in September to consider whether the state of emergency, put in place to control the spread of the disease in March…

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Is Thailand’s booster program losing race against fast-mutating COVID?

Thanks to constant mutations, the COVID-19 virus is still several steps ahead of vaccine developers. While researchers have managed to develop vaccines that are effective against the original strain of…

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COVID infections on the rise in 44 provinces, over 30,000 new cases a day

COVID-19 infections in 44 of Thailand’s provinces, including Bangkok, have been increasing, with an average rate of 31,148 cases a day between August 7th and 13th, according to Spokesman for…

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Free vaccination service at Bang Sue Grand Station extended until end of September

Thailand’s largest vaccination centre, at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station, will continue to provide a free COVID-19 inoculation service to the public until the end of September, instead of the…

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Fourteen suspects arrested for alleged COVID-19 compensation fraud

Fourteen suspects, including a number of insurance brokers, have been arrested by Economic Crime Suppression Division officers, for allegedly using fake COVID-19 claim forms to defraud insurance firms. Commissioner of…

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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un greets health workers and scientists struggling with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a photo session in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on August 10, 2022 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

N.Korea lifts mask mandate, distancing rules after declaring COVID victory

SEOUL, Aug 13 (Reuters) – North Korea has dropped a face mask mandate and other social distancing rules as leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19 this week, state media said on Saturday, three months after its first acknowledgement…

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This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab. (Image captured and colorized at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana)

Thailand’s hotel-based COVID-19 isolation facilities to be phased out from September

Beginning September 1st, all hotel-based COVID-19 isolation services will be phased out and private and state hospitals will get direct access to supplies of antiviral medication, as the country is…

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COVID-19 to be designated as infectious disease under watch, possibly in October

Thailand’s National Communicable Disease Committee decided to change the status of COVID-19 today (Monday), from a “dangerous infectious disease”, which came into effect on March 1st, 2020, to an “infectious…

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Data collected from 352 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital from September 2021 show that 82 percent had at least one long-COVID symptom. (Photo by Fusion Medical Animation)

Five COVID-19 BA.2.75 cases found in Thailand, BA.4 and BA.5 still dominant

Five cases of Omicron BA.2.75 have been found in Thailand, while BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants remain dominant, 91.5% in Bangkok and 79.8% in the rest of the country. This is…

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More transmissible COVID-19 sub-variant BA.4.6 not yet detected in Thailand

The Centre for Medical Genomics at Thailand’s Ramathibodi Hospital is closely monitoring a new sub-variant of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, BA.4.6, which spreads faster than others, including BA.4 and BA.5,…

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Economy, COVID and recent Supreme Court decisions will be factors in US midterm vote

Experts say the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent controversial court decisions surrounding abortion and gun control could be factors that will influence voters in the US midterm elections…

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COVID-19 vaccination urged for children to prevent serious illness from MIS-C

Parents are being advised to take their young children for COVID-19 vaccination, as doing so can help to reduce the risk of severe symptoms or death from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome…

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14.5 billion baht compensation approved for medics caring for COVID-19 patients

The cabinet approved today (Tuesday) a 14.5-billion-baht budget to compensate and to provide risk payments to medics involved in caring for COVID-19 patients, or in efforts to contain the spread…

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Data collected from 352 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital from September 2021 show that 82 percent had at least one long-COVID symptom. (Photo by Fusion Medical Animation)

New public assembly ban imposed in Thailand to contain COVID-19

An announcement has been issued by Chief of Thailand’s defence forces, Gen. Chalermpol Srisawat, in his capacity as the chief officer in charge of solving emergency situations related to security…

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Thai Health Ministry starts trial of LAAB drug in immunocompromised patients

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has started administering a Long Acting Antibody (LAAB) treatment to three patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, to boost their immunity against COVID-19 infection,…

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Registration for free COVID-19 vaccination booster at Bang Sue Grand Station begins Wednesday

The vaccination centre at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station will provide free COVID-19 booster vaccination shots to the public throughout August. Those interested in getting booster shots of Pfizer or…

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COVID patients caught in crossfire of battle over drug monopoly

Although COVID-19 patients have the option of being treated at private hospitals, health authorities still insist that doctors only prescribe antiviral drugs according to Medical Services Department (MDS) guidelines. Other…

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COVID-19-infected schoolboy dies of MIS-C, DDC says

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) said today (Thursday) that the 6-year-old COVID-19 infected schoolboy, who died on earlier this week, had been diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children…

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Thailand reports first case of Omicron BA.2.75 sub-variant

The Centre for Medical Genomics at Ramathibodi Hospital has reported the country’s first case of the COVID-19 Omicron BA.2.75 sub-variant infection, in the southern province of Trang. The case was…

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Bangkok school suspends on-site classes after 910 students get COVID-19

The Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School in Bangkok has announced the suspension of on-site classes from July 25th to 27th and from August 1st to the 5th after 910 of…

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Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium, a venue of the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. STR / AFP

China to host Asian Games in 2023 after Covid postponement

China will host the 2022 Asian Games in 2023, organisers said on Tuesday, after postponing the event in Hangzhou because of Covid. The Games will now be held in Hangzhou from September 23 to October 8 2023, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)…

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Many Thais start to remove face masks in some places, online survey finds

Most Thais now prefer to remove their face masks in specific locations, according to a recent survey by the Department of Health Service Support, as Thailand relaxes mask-wearing requirements. The…

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Klang Hospital’s wards full of COVID-19 patients, anti-viral drugs still being provided

The 8-bed ICU for severe COVID-19 cases requiring ventilators and the 30-bed cohort ward at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s General Hospital, also known as Klang Hospital, is now fully…

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Despite rise in infections, Bangkok will proceed with outdoor activities

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will not cancel outdoor entertainment activities for the public, despite a small rise in daily infections in the capital, and will ask the Public Health…

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Thai stats indicate BA.4, BA.5 likely more serious than other COVID sub-variants

Initial findings of research, conducted by the Thai Department of Medical Sciences, show that the COVID-19 Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants are more serious than the BA.2 sub-variant, says the…

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Gold Card, social security schemes still cover care for positive COVID antigen test cases

Healthcare scheme Gold Card holders and people on social security who test positive for COVID-19 via rapid antigen tests, can seek free medical services at the health centres or hospitals…

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Nightlife sector slowly recovers post pandemic

Bangkok is internationally famous for its night entertainment. With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, this business sector is bound to recover. Thai PBS World talked to the owner of a…

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Community isolation to be reactivated as new COVID infections surge in Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is considering reactivating community isolation facilities in 50 districts for COVID-19 patients in slum areas, to separate the infected from those over 60 years old,…

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Entering post-pandemic era, Thailand sees 29,000 daily COVID infections since June 25

As Thailand struggles to enter a post-pandemic period, an average of 29,000 people in Thailand have caught COVID-19 every day since June 25th, bringing the accumulated total of COVID out-patients…

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Online learning reintroduced at Bangkok school after hundreds of students, staff get COVID-19

After eight weeks of on-site classes, Bangkok Christian College has decided to reintroduce online learning, from July 11th until July 19th, after 688 students and 70 staff members were found…

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Free COVID booster shots on offer for all at Bang Sue vaccination centre

The Bang Sue vaccination centre is offering free booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for Thais and non-Thais from Monday July 11th until end of this month. Those interested…

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Three stressed protesters held on remand in Thailand self-harm again

Three anti-establishment protesters being held on remand have harmed themselves again, this time using wire mesh from windows to slash their hands and arms, apparently out of frustration and stress…

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Long-Acting Antibody treatment to be provided to those suffering immunodeficiency

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and AstraZeneca (Thailand) signed a contract today (Wednesday) for the procurement of 257,500 doses of Long-Acting Antibodies (LAAB) for people who suffer from immunodeficiency, to…

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What to do if you catch COVID in post-pandemic Thailand

Although Thailand shifted into post-pandemic mode on July 1, thousands of people are still catching COVID-19 each day. However, as most people are vaccinated, the number of patients who suffer severe illness…

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COVID-19 infections in Thailand expected to peak again in September

Daily COVID-19 infections are expected to peak at about 4,000 cases in September and outdoor mask wearing is still necessary, though voluntary, while the COVID-19 Alert Level will remain at…

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Insurance firms cheated out of ฿500m in fake COVID-19 insurance claims

Thousands of people who had taken out COVID-19 insurance coverage, under the “Found, Paid, Done” scheme, have been discovered to have used false documents to claim compensation, worth an estimated…

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Thailand’s state hospitals told to prepare for surge in COVID-19 infections

An urgent directive has been issued by Public Health Permanent Secretary Kiattibhoom Vongrachit to all state hospitals, instructing them to prepare spare beds, equipment, medication and manpower to cope with…

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Omicron’s new BA.4, BA.5 subvariants: How worried should we be?

Thai health authorities are keeping a close eye on two new Omicron subvariants – BA.4 and BA.5 – that are fast becoming dominant COVID-19strains across the world. Dr Supakit Sirilak,…

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A colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple), isolated from a patient sample, at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. (Photo by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

BA.4 and BA.5 COVID sub-variants may become dominant in Thailand

Medical Sciences Department Director-General Dr. Supakit Sirilak has predicted that the COVID-19 Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants are likely to become dominant in Thailand,after random testing of 948 Omicron cases…

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Researcher prepare samples of human sweat for a Labrador Retriever, to detect the COVID-19 coronavirus at a mobile canine unit in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thailand sees rise in severe COVID-19 cases after easing of restrictions

The sub-committee of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has expressed concern over a spike in lung infections among COVID-19 patients and those needing ventilators, said CCSA Assistant Spokesperson…

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NHSO’s home isolation program for COVID-19 patients ends Thursday

Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO), which has run the home isolation program for COVID-19 patients at a total cost of more than 150 billion baht, has decided to shut…

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Welcome to life in Thailand after the pandemic

After spending more than 29 months tackling COVID-19, Thailand is now busy preparing to launch its post-pandemic era. Here, Thai PBS World offers an overview of the latest developments in…

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Thai health minister catches COVID-19 after overseas trip despite 6 vaccine shots

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul tested positive for COVID-19, using a rapid antigen test, upon his return from abroad on Sunday, even though he has already received six doses of…

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Medical workers load syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)

Additional booster shots recommended against COVID BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants

A senior Thai doctor has warned people not to underestimate the threat posed by the COVID-19 Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants and has recommended additional booster shots, claiming that they…

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Wearing face masks is now voluntary in Thailand

From Thursday June 23, the wearing of face masks outdoors and in public places is no longer mandatory and people are free to choose whether to wear one, according to…

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Over 80 COVID-19 BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variant cases found in Thailand to date

A total of 81 cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variant infections have, so far, been found in Thailand, according to latest information from the Global Initiative on Sharing All…

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A three year old receives his Covid-19 vaccination, with Moderna, at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, Massachusetts on June 21, 2022 / AFP

Long wait over as US vaccinates youngest against Covid

US hospitals, clinics and pharmacies began vaccinating the nation’s youngest children against Covid-19 on Tuesday, a milestone that was welcomed by parents eager to protect kids from the worst impacts…

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Thai research – cats can pass COVID-19 to humans and vice versa

Recent research undertaken by a team based at Prince of Songkhla University, in southern Thailand, has concluded that cat to human COVID-19 infection is possible, albeit very rare because infected…

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US approves Covid vaccines for youngest kids

US health authorities on Saturday cleared the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five and younger, in a move President Joe Biden greeted as a “monumental step” in the fight against…

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People wearing face masks exit a BTS skytrain in Bangkok on December 6, 2021 as Thailand recorded on Monday its first case of the Covid-19 coronavirus Omicron variant. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Thailand lowers COVID-19 alert from Level 3 to 2 nationwide

The Ministry of Public Health has decided to lower the COVID-19 alert, from Level 3 to Level 2, throughout the country, in line with declining new infections, serious cases and…

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‘Thailand Pass’ for non-Thais scrapped, new guidelines issued for masks

Non-Thais arriving in Thailand will no longer be required to apply for the “Thailand Pass” before their departure, nor will they be required to have insurance coverage of US$10,000 from…

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No lifting of Thailand’s face masks in public mandate, some places may be exempted

The mandate requiring the wearing of face masks in public will not be lifted outright when the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meets tomorrow (Friday), but guidance will be…

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People walk past fences outside the Heaven Supermarket bar, where a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak emerged, in Chaoyang district of Beijing, China June 13, 2022 / REUTERS

Beijing tests millions, isolates thousands over COVID cluster at 24-hour bar

BEIJING (Reuters) – Authorities in China’s capital Beijing on Monday raced to contain a COVID-19 outbreak traced to a raucous 24-hour bar known for cheap liquor and big crowds, with millions facing mandatory…

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves from the back entrance of Downing Street in London, Britain June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Damaged, UK’s Boris Johnson scrapes win in party confidence vote

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence vote on Monday but a large rebellion in his Conservative Party over the so-called “partygate” scandal dealt…

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Walk-in vaccination services launched at all of Thailand’s sub-district hospitals

In an attempt to get about 16 million people their booster COVID-19 vaccine shots, sub-district (Tambon) health promotion hospitals will provide free walk-in vaccination services to members of the public…

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No masks outdoors to be proposed by new Bangkok Governor

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has announced that he will propose that that the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) allow people in the capital to remove their face masks when…

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FILE / International visitors await instructions from health officials inside the arrival terminal at Suvarnabhumi International Airport / AFP

No quarantine on entry to Thailand, partial reopening of bars begins Wednesday

Thailand has further eased COVID-19 restrictions by scrapping quarantine for international arrivals and allowing the partial reopening of pubs, bars and other entertainment venues, including soapy massage parlours, from today…

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Relaxation of mask requirement may start in provinces with improved COVID status

Some provinces in the “Green” and “Blue” zones, where the COVID-19 situation has improved satisfactorily, should be the pilot areas for the relaxation of the requirement to wear face masks…

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Thailand’s face mask requirement in public may be eased in mid-June

The Ministry of Public Health will consider relaxing the mandatory wearing of face masks in public in some areas, tentatively by the middle of next month, as Thailand moves towards…

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Pfizer/BioNTech say 3 COVID shots elicit good response in children under 5

(Reuters) – Drugmakers Pfizer Inc PFE.N and BioNTech SE 22UAy.DE said on Monday that three doses of their COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children under age 5 and was safe and well-tolerated in their clinical trial. The companies said they plan to soon…

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Getting Creative with Face Masks

Since the start of the COVID-virus outbreak, face masks have become part and parcel of our daily lives. Medical and health experts insist that the simple protocol of wearing a…

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Thailand scraps quarantine for air, land arrivals from June 1, ‘Thailand Pass’ only for non-Thais

From June 1st, Thais returning to Thailand need not apply for a “Thailand Pass”, but foreigners are still required to do so, but the process for foreigners to enter Thailand…

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Thailand to consider further easing of COVID-19 restrictions on Friday

The easing of restrictions on entertainment venues, such as bars and pubs, readjustment of COVID zoning and the lowering of the national alert level, from Level 3 to 2, are…

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Two women hug at a closed street during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song

Shanghai hits prized ‘zero COVID’ status but lockdown lingers

Shanghai achieved its long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine zones on Tuesday but most residents will have to put up with confinement for…

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No closure of class or school in Thailand if COVID-19 infection is detected

The Department of Health has clarified that no class or school will be shut down if a student, teacher or member of school staff is found to be infected with…

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