Thammasat hospital to rent two chilled cargo containers for growing number of COVID-19 corpses

The Thammasat University Hospital is renting two refrigerated shipping containers, to be used to chill the corpses of COVID-19 victims, because existing mortuaries do not have the capacity to handle…

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Brazil struggles to vaccinate as COVID-19 toll spirals

Four months into a Covid-19 vaccination campaign marred by shortages and delays, hard-hit Brazil is still struggling to find enough doses, as political and diplomatic blunders prolong its pandemic nightmare….

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Viral interest in moving out of Thailand sparks debate and some backlash

The current interest among Thais in moving abroad, with nearly 763,000 members joining a newly created Facebook group and the Thai hashtag “Let’s Move Abroad” among top Twitter trends, has…

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Mongkutwattana Hospital to open a field hospital this Wednesday

The Mongkutwattana Hospital, in the Chaengwattana area, will set up a field hospital, on a half hectare plot next to the hospital, to accommodate patients transferred from other medical facilities…

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Senior doctor explains why calls to 1668 hotlines are often remain unanswered

The Thai Medical Services Department has appealed for public understanding over complaints, including the one from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, claiming that calls to the 1668 hotlines are, on many…

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Thai PM says Russia agrees to sell Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Russia has agreed to sell its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand, under a government-to-government deal, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said in his Facebook post on Thursday. He said the…

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Bangkok’s hospitals have sufficient COVID-19 test kits

Bangkok’s hospitals still have enough COVID-19 test supplies, but they have had to suspend testing due to a shortage of hospital beds, according to the Director-General of the Department of…

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87 new COVID-19 cases in Hua Hin today, most linked to a pub

Another 87 new COVID-19 cases, most linked to a pub in the resort town of Hua Hin, were recorded today (Friday) in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Provincial Governor Pallop Sinhaseni…

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Chonburi orders all entertainment venues to close

The Communicable Disease Committee of Thailand’s Chonburi province has ordered all entertainment venues to close from tomorrow (Saturday), including cinemas and theatres, to control the spread of COVID-19. All districts…

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Dinosaurs al fresco

A hotel in Thailand’s Sukhothai province, the business of which has suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has remodeled itself into an outdoor barbecue restaurant, with large model dinosaurs. The…

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Substandard medical gloves seized in raid in Pathum Thani

Substandard medical gloves, packaging and production equipment, worth some 500 million baht, were confiscated in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, after officials were notified of an alleged medical glove scam,…

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

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

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Thailand records one death and eight new COVID-19 cases on Friday

Thailand reported its latest death from COVID-19, the 60th since the outbreak of the contagion, as eight new infections were also recorded today, according to the CCSA. The fatality was…

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern will join an Australian leaders’ meeting to discuss establishing a ‘trans-Tasman bubble’ that would allow the lifting of bilateral travel bans.

Australia, New Zealand weigh trans-Tasman virus ‘bubble’

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join an Australian leaders’ meeting on Tuesday to discuss establishing a “trans-Tasman bubble” that allows the neighbours to lift bilateral coronavirus travel bans….

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WHO says has no proof from US on ‘speculative’ Wuhan lab claims

The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support “speculative” claims by the US president that the new coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. “We…

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WHO chief says pandemic ‘far from over’, worried about children

GENEVA (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is “far from over” and is still disrupting normal health services, especially life-saving immunisation for children in the poorest countries, the head of the…

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Pompeo says U.S. may never restore WHO funds after cutoff over pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the COVID-19 pandemic shows the need to overhaul the World Health Organization, warning that Washington may never restore WHO funding and…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 22, 2020

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Friday night Balconies parties in Barcelona

Residents in central Barcelona hosted a balcony party on Friday to boost morale during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Oil prices tank, as Americans protest virus stay-at-home orders

Oil prices crashed into negative territory Monday after coronavirus lockdowns around the globe shrivelled demand, as US demonstrators once again took to the streets in several state capitals demanding the…

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Pandemic to bring Asia’s 2020 growth to halt for first time in 60 years: IMF

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia’s economic growth this year will grind to a halt for the first time in 60 years, as the coronavirus crisis takes an “unprecedented” toll on the…

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Ban on flights to Thailand extended to end of April

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has decided to extend the ban on all incoming flights, with certain exceptions, from April 19th to the end of this month. The…

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Emergency medical technicians with Anne Arundel County Fire Department assess a young woman experiencing novel coronavirus, COVID-19, symptoms on April 10, 2020 in Glen Burnie, Maryland. – The United States on April 10, 2020, become the first country to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in one day, with 2,108 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP)

Virus deaths top 100,000 ahead of locked-down Easter

The global coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 Friday as Easter celebrations around the world kicked off in near-empty churches with billions of people stuck indoors to halt the pandemic’s deadly…

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Japan to declare state of emergency over coronavirus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will on Tuesday declare a state of emergency in parts of the country, including Tokyo, over a spike in coronavirus infections. “I have decided that…

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US coronavirus deaths pass bleak 10,000 milestone

Americans were put on notice Monday not to let up in the fight against the coronavirus, as a grim milestone of 10,000 deaths cast a pall over the first signs…

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Dr Taweesin: Shining the light of clarity on Covid-19 situation

A crucial weapon in the battle against any public crisis is concise information that can be understood by each and every one of us. However, since the outbreak of Covid-19,…

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‘Shoot them dead’ – Philippine President Duterte to lockdown violators

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious…

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In Germany, Thai expats feel the pain of lockdown

Like many of the 80,000 Thais living in Germany, Nattaporn Wolf was worried when Covid-19 began spreading across the world. She has been monitoring news about the virus ever since…

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Malaysia’s king, queen quarantined after staff test Covid-19 positive

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s King and Queen are currently under quarantine after seven staff members of the palace tested positive for coronavirus, national news agency Bernama reported Thursday. Sultan Abdullah…

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Army chief orders probe into Lumpini boxing event blamed for COVID-19 spread

The Army has ordered an investigation into the alleged involvement of senior army officers in organizing the “Lumpini Champion Kiatpetch” Thai boxing event at the Lumpini boxing stadium on March…

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Khlong Saensaeb boat service to stop from Friday until further notice

The boat service on Khlong Saensaeb, a popular travel alternative for Bangkok’s commuters, will suspend operations indefinitely from tomorrow (Friday). Mr. Chavalit Methayaprapas, managing director of the Krobkrua Khonsong (2002)…

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UK PM Johnson orders Britons: you must stay at home

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Britons on Monday to stay at home to halt the spread of coronavirus, imposing curbs on everyday life without precedent in peacetime….

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Saudi Arabia to suspend international flights over virus

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “The Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (Starting…

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Worst day on Wall Street since 1987 as virus fears spread

NEW YORK (AP) — The escalating coronavirus emergency sent the stock market Thursday into its worst slide since the Black Monday crash of 1987, extending a sell-off that has now…

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80,000 factories across Thailand told to take precautions against COVID-19

The Ministry of Industry is seeking cooperation from about 80,000 factories across the country by taking precautionary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their work places. In the…

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Thailand’s global ranking for COVID-19 infections improves slightly

Thailand’s ranking, by number of confirmed COVID-19 infections, has improved from 15th to 16th place, a position it shares with Australia, based on WHO figures, according to Dr. Thaweesilp Wissanuyothin,…

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