Four modular ICUs at Bangkok field hospital open this month

Four modular ICUs at a field hospital in Bangkok are opening this month. One was opened on July 12th, another opened today (Thursday) and two more are expected to become…

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5,000 bed field hospital to be set up at Suvarnabhumi Airport

A 5,000 bed field hospital is to be set up in the compound of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and is expected to become operational in August. The new facility is…

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Voluntary full lockdown proposed by RCPT chair amid surging COVID-19 cases

The chairman of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand, Air Marshal Dr. Anutra Chittinandana, is asking Thai people to enter a voluntary full lockdown, to protect themselves against COVID-19,…

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70% of new COVID-19 cases in Thailand are Delta variant – Dr. Yong

About 70% of all new COVID-19 infections in Thailand are of the Delta (Indian) variant, which is 1.4 times more transmissible than the Alpha (UK) strain, said Dr. Yong Poovorawan,…

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985 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Monday as surge slows slightly

Thailand recorded 985 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), as the surge in daily new infections appears to be slowing, said Disease Control Department Director-General Dr. Opas Karnkavinpong today. He also…

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BMA and military told prepare facilities to handle surge in COVID-19 infections

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to adopt a three-step plan, including the expansion of city hospital capacity and the setting up of a field…

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Field Hospital prepared by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for the latest wave of the COVID-19 outbreak.

New COVID-19 infections leapt to 789 today, as a million more vaccine doses arrive

The number of daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand is increasing dramatically, with 789 being recorded today, compared to 559 cases yesterday, as a new batch of one million much…

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Ten military facilities in Bangkok reserved for field hospitals as needed

Thailand’s Ministry of Defence has made available ten areas in Bangkok for the setting up of field hospitals, with a combined capacity of up to 3,000 patients, in case COVID-19…

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BMA considers field hospitals as health officials warn COVID-19 infections may increase exponentially

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Ministry of Interior and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to arrange space for the setting up of a field hospital in Bangkok,…

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Samut Sakhon closes two field hospitals as pandemic situation improves

Two field hospitals in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon were shut down today, after about two months in operation, as the COVID-19 pandemic situation steadily improves. Deputy Governor Surasak…

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FLIE / Medical officials test a man for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a seafood market in Samut Sakhon / AFP

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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Almost 700 asymptomatic patients admitted to field hospitals for observation

686 asymptomatic COVID-19-infected patients have been admitted to field hospitals in Thailand’s Red Zone provinces of Samut Sakhon, Rayong, Chon Buri and Chanthaburi for observation, said Dr. Veeravuth Imsamran, deputy…

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Rayong opens field hospitals for COVID-19 patients as hospital overwhelmed

A local quarantine facility in Rayong has been turned into a 70-bed field hospital and preparations are under way to turn a resort and a naval base in Sattahip district…

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Thai military prepares COVID-19 field hospitals and accommodation just in case

The Thai Ministry of Defence has ordered the three armed forces to make space available for the setting up of field hospitals, and to prepare personnel to assist, should number…

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