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Expiry date for five controlled products extended to June 29

The cabinet agreed today to extend state price controls on five products until June 29, said Government spokesman Chai Wacharonke. The products are face masks, synthetic yarn (used in the…

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Kids should wear face masks at outdoor activities on Children’s Day

Parents are advised to ensure that their children wear face masks when they attend outdoor activities on Children’s Day tomorrow, due to poor air quality in and around Bangkok. Dr….

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Businessmen donate 50,000 N95 face masks to the poor in Mae Sai district

A group of businessmen in Mae Sai district of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai have donated money to buy 50,000 N95 face masks, for distribution to residents of the…

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Hong Kong scraps mask mandate after almost 1,000 days

Hong Kong is scrapping its mask mandate from Wednesday, Chief Executive John Lee announced, ending the financial hub’s last major Covid curb as it seeks to emerge from the pandemic….

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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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Life threatening risk of repeatedly wearing same face mask confirmed

Repeatedly wearing the same facemask can put you at risk of serious, possibly fatal illnesses, due to the build-up of bacteria within the mask. Thailand’s Anti-Fake News Centre has confirmed…

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Air travellers can take more than 30 face masks on overseas flights

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport has explained that there is actually no limit on the number of face masks passengers may carry on board overseas flights. In a statement posted on its…

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COVID-19 situation in Thailand is nearing critical point – Dr. Prasit Wattanapha

The COVID-19 situation in Thailand is approaching a critical level, with daily new infection and fatality rates on the rise, said Dr. Prasit Wattanapha, dean of the Faculty of Medicine…

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(File) Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul

Health minister warns of third COVID-19 wave as fewer Thai people wear face masks in public

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has expressed serious concern over results of a recent survey indicating that people wearing face masks in public has fallen from 90% to 80%…

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File—File picture taken Aug.4, 2020 shows students from Lagos State Model School wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus attend lectures inside a class room in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria officials resumed both public and private schools on Monday for students following months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, those used to the country’s famous “Ordnung” are instead looking at uncertainty, with a hodgepodge of regional regulations that officials acknowledge may or may not work. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

BERLIN (AP) — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all. As Germany’s 16…

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Thai police consider charging organizers of recent Jennie concerts

Police are considering taking legal action against the organizers of concerts, held in Thailand’s southern provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Krabi on July 24th and 25th, during which some…

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People walk in a street food market in Bangkok on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

No new COVID-19 infections or fatalities recorded in Thailand

Thailand is enjoying a day free from new COVID-19 infections or deaths, but the population are being strongly advised to remain vigilant.   CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul, told…

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Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak market to reopen this weekend

The Chatuchak weekend market, popular with both Thai and foreign tourists, will reopen this weekend, but visitors will be required to observe physical distancing and wear face masks. Mrs. Walaya…

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Thailand now ready for cautious easing of lockdown restrictions – Dr. Prasit

The COVID-19 situation in Thailand is now entering the phase where lockdown restrictions can be eased, but social distancing and the wearing of face masks are still essential, said Professor…

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Thailand’s Internal Trade Department chief axed by PM

Internal Trade Department director-general, Mr. Vichai Pochanakit, has been transferred to assist at the Prime Minister’s Office, pending an investigation into complaints of hoarding and overcharging of face masks. Prime…

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Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat in trouble over face mask controversy

Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao appears to be in the hot seat today, because a member of the core government party, Palang Pracharat, has demanded that he resigns from…

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Face masks snapped up at GPO outlet as ban on exports lifted

A queue of 700 people began forming as early as 3am this morning in front of the main outlet of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, the maximum number eligible to buy…

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Medics at Khon Kaen University Hospital to rally against face mask shortage

Medical personnel at the Srinakharin Hospital of Khon Kaen University, in Thailand’s northeast, are being urged to rally in front of the hospital’s library today (Monday) at 4.30pm to protest…

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Thailand reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health reported four new COVID-19 cases today, two Thais, one Italian and a Chinese, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 47.  …

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MPs scramble for face masks when told a colleague just returned from Japan

Members of parliament scrambled for face masks in the middle of the censure debate this evening (Wednesday) when they learned that a fellow MP, from the government Palang Pracharat party…

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Man arrested for over charging for face masks

A man has been held in custody for allegedly over charging for face masks in a sting operation the Internal Trade Department. The department’s deputy director-general, Prayote Pensut, said today…

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Cabinet imposes controls on masks, synthetic yarn for masks and sanitizers

The cabinet has endorsed the Commerce Ministry’s proposal to add face masks, the synthetic yarn used to produce them, sanitizers and the import of scrap and recycled paper to the…

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Workers produce masks at the Thai Hospital Product Company Ltd. factory in Bangkok on January 30, 2020. – A Thai surgical mask factory, producing 10 million masks a month, increased working hours to cope with the rising demand following an outbreak of SARS-like virus in China, with their product exported mostly to US and Europe the rest sold on the domestic market. (Photo by Jonathan KLEIN / AFP)

China in need of surgical masks as Thailand set to control prices

As Thailand is about to impose control on prices and distribution of surgical masks and hand sanitizers, China said Monday it urgently needed medical equipment and surgical masks as the…

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PCD advises people in Bangkok and suburbs to wear face masks outdoors

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) is advising people in Bangkok and its suburbs to wear face masks while they are outdoors as air quality deteriorates, with 28 areas found to…

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PM concerned with Bangkokians’ health due to worsening air pollution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ol-cha has ordered the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Pollution Control Department to urgently tackle the dust particle pollution problem in Bangkok which has exceeded standard level, government…

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