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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Mass vaccinations, tests, among measures to handle Omicron wave

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is rolling out four measures to cope with the new wave of COVID-19 infections, especially the Omicron variant, with an emphasis on slowing down the…

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Thailand to procure more COVID-19 test kits and speed up distribution amid new wave

To meet rising domestic demand, Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has instructed the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) to procure more rapid antigen test kits, or ATKs, and for the…

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“Test and Go” program suspension among measures to curb new COVID wave, no lockdown imposed

Tourists entering Thailand on a “Thailand Pass”, granted under the minimal quarantine “Test and Go” program, may do so until January 15th, instead of January 10th, but new applications for…

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A petrol attendant stands next to a newspaper headline in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Is new COVID-19 variant a cause of concern for Thailand?

With the holiday season just around the corner, Thai hearts sank when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new COVID-19 mutant “Omicron” a variant of concern. The fresh virus…

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State of Emergency to be extended for two more months to control COVID-19

It may take two more months to bring the current COVID-19 wave under control, according to Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and Public Health Ministry. A CCSA meeting…

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