Reopened Thai schools face biggest test as COVID fear stalks classrooms

Of the 12,000 or so Thai schools that resumed onsite learning in November, 71 per cent have successfully ensured that students can sit in class and study with their friends at least half of…

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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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Over 1,000 prisoners in Nakhon Si Thammarat catch COVID-19 from unknown source

More than 1,000 prisoners in the Zone 6 maximum security sector of the prison in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat have been infected with COVID-19, 396 of whom…

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Senior health official visits Deep South to help curb rising COVID infections

Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Kiattibhoom Vongrachit has been ordered by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to immediately visit Thailand’s four southern border provinces, where COVID-19 infections are steadily rising, and…

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‘No winners’ in Thailand’s fresh lockdown offensive against COVID

Thais across the country are suffering the impact of a semi-lockdown after restrictions were expanded from 13 to 29 provinces and extended until at least August 31. Concern is now…

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3 villages near poultry plant in Phetchabun locked down as 3,000 workers found infected with COVID-19

Three villages around a frozen poultry plant in Bung Samphan district of Phetchabun province have been locked down after 19 villagers and more than half of the 6,500 plus workers…

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How Thailand rode out COVID waves only to be hit by ‘virus tsunami’ 

The latest wave of COVID-19 in Thailand has dwarfed its predecessors, with daily figures surging to nearly 10,000 new cases and almost 100 deaths. So, how did Thailand get to this point after doing so…

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Caring for your mental health during the Global Pandemic

The 3rd wave of the COVID-19 outbreak is pushing many people to their limit, financially and psychologically. It is even worse for people who have a preexisting mental condition. The…

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In this picture taken on April 23, 2021, relatives wait next to a Covid-19 coronavirus patient laying on a stretcher in a hospital complex for admission in New Delhi. (Photo by Maude BRULARD / AFP)

Death and despair at the doors of stricken Delhi hospital

Barely breathing, Shyam Narayan arrived at the New Delhi hospital in a red rickshaw, his feet hanging over the side, but it soon became clear to his desperate family that…

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How party fever in Bangkok’s decadent nightlife scene spawned Thailand’s 3rd wave  

The fun of Thailand’s nightlife has sent new COVID-19 infections soaring over the past few weeks. Since March 22, clubgoers and staff have spread the highly contagious UK variant to…

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A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant at the Samut Sakhon Shrimp Center market that was temporarily shut down due to several vendors testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, spurring a wider outbreak across Thailand, in Samut Sakhon on January 25, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan KLEIN / AFP)

Central Shrimp Market to stay closed until at least February 15th

The Central Shrimp Market in Samut Sakhon province, the epicenter of the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand, will remain closed until at least February 15th. The local administration in the…

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819 new COVID-19 infections and one more fatality reported on Wednesday

The CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin, says that 819 new infections have been recorded in Thailand today (Wednesday), among them are 808 local transmissions, mostfound through proactive screening and 11…

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FILE PHOTO: Women wearing a mask as a measure to prevent contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk under an umbrella as it snows in Seoul, South Korea, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea reports big jump in COVID-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities were scrambling on Wednesday to contain coronavirus outbreaks centred around Christian schools as the country reported a jump in infections, dampening hopes of a…

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A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks past a sign for Covid-19 coronavirus testing at the Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control in Bangkok on January 11, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand records 287 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration or CCSA has reported 287 new COVID-19 cases today, 278 of which are locally-acquired infections, 9 were imported, and there have been no new…

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Thailand records 212 new COVID-19 cases – total now over 10K for the first time

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is asking everyone to delay any interprovincial travel until January 31st at the earliest, in the hope that the rate of new infections…

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Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, no fatalities

Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, 131 locally transmitted cases, another 58 being discovered through proactive screening, of which over 90% are asymptomatic. The rest are among those entering…

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Expert says construction of field hospitals necessary before hospitals overflow

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Dr. Prasit Watanapa, said today that field hospitals are necessary, especially in areas experiencing increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections. These temporary…

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Loei closes schools and lottery market after finding more COVID-19 cases

Loei province has ordered all schools and a lottery market to close for 14 days after a family tested positive for COVID-19. One case in the province is a 78…

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Not installing tracing app is not a crime, but concealing information is

Anuthin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s Public Health minister, said that, although it is a requirement, under a newly issued directive, for everyone to download and use the country’s tracing application, he understands…

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past golden Buddha statues in Bangkok on January 5, 2021, after the Thai government imposed further restrictions due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand records one more death in Samut Sakhon

Thailand has recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, bringing the total to 66 deaths, and 365 new COVID-19 infections today, bringing the national total figure to 9,331 cases. The fatality was…

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Indonesia says to start COVID-19 vaccinations programme next week

Indonesia‘s mass vaccination programme is set to start next week, pending authorisation from the country’s food and drug agency (BPOM), as about 700,000 doses of vaccines have already been widely…

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PM to chair special CCSA meeting tomorrow on measures to deal with COVID-19 outbreak

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called a special meeting of the Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Thursday, to discuss measures needed to cope with the current COVID-19…

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Self-quarantine Phichit students after their return from South Korea 

A group of students attending high school in Thailand’s northern province of Phichit have been told to stay home for 14 days, after the school’s management discovered that they have…

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Thailand’s first case of New Coronavirus Pneumonia detected in Chinese tourist

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry today announced the first case of New Coronavirus Pneumonia in the country, but assured the public that there is no wider outbreak of the virus. Public…

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