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Inmates nationwide expected to be inoculated in June

Thailand’s department of corrections is planning to inoculate all inmates nationwide, beginning with people at high-risk, such as those over 60, those with a high BMI and those with congenital…

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Thais first then most foreigners will be vaccinated later, possibly from August

The Thai government has promised to vaccinate all residents of Thailand, including non-Thai citizens, but priority will be given to citizens first and non-citizens will possibly have to wait until…

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Congestion, poor ventilation among causes of COVID-19 transmission in factories

Congestion, poor ventilation and sharing of the same drinking vessels have been blamed as the main causes of the spread of COVID-19 in five factories, with more than 500 workers…

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine approved by TFDA for emergency use in Thailand

The US-made Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) for emergency use, said the agency today (Thursday). It is the fourth vaccine approved by…

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Corrections Dept. claims protest leader ‘Rung’ did not contract COVID-19 in prison

Thailand’s Corrections Department said today (Thursday) that anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul did not contract COVID-19 in detention, after the 22-year-old announced her infection yesterday. Panusaya was in quarantine…

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Phuket to open to fully vaccinated, COVID-19 free foreign tourists without quarantine in July

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will proceed with its plans to attract foreign tourists to the resort island of Phuket, without compulsory quarantine, starting July 1st this year, with…

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Thailand logs all-time high single day infections of 4,887 and 32 more deaths

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infections surged to an all-time high of 4,887 cases today (Thursday), including 2,835 among inmates in Bangkok’s two main remand prisons, while there were 32 more…

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Thai Revenue Dept. denies imported COVID-19 vaccines are double taxed

Thailand’s Revenue Department has refuted an allegation that it will levy double taxation on COVID-19 vaccines imported by the private sector, resulting in higher charges for inoculations. Sommai Siriudomset, spokesperson…

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Thai domestic airlines remind PM of their need for financial help and vaccines

The Airlines Association of Thailand (AAT) today called on the government to speed up the injection of funding, in the form of soft loans, to seven Thai airlines and to…

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Thailand records new Covid-19 death toll high at 34 while logging 1,983 new cases

Thailand’s daily Covid-19 death toll hit record high today (Wednesday) at 34, while logging in 1,983 new cases, 1,226 of which are severe, including 401 who are on ventilators, according…

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22 COVID-19 cases found in Thailand’s national women’s volleyball team

22 COVID-19 positive cases have been found in Thailand’s national women’s volleyball team, according to the Thailand Volleyball Association. 22 players and team staff, of the 37 team members, tested…

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Relatives mourn as they arrive for the cremation of their loved one who died due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, at a crematorium in New Delhi on May 11, 2021 / AFP

India coronavirus death toll passes 250,000, variant spreads

India’s coronavirus death toll passed 250,000 on Wednesday as the World Health Organization said the variant fuelling the surge had been found in dozens of countries across the globe. While…

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Thailand’s largest wholesale vegetable market partially closed for three days

Simummuang Market, Thailand’s biggest vegetable and fruit distribution centre located in Pathum Thani province’s Lam Luk Ka district, is partially closed from today (Wednesday) until Friday after some workers there…

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Over 60s in Thailand to have option of Sinovac vaccine, not just AstraZeneca

People aged 60 or over in Thailand now have the option of having the Chinese-made Sinovac, instead of just AstraZeneca’s vaccine, in a sudden change of policy by the National…

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Bangkok records daily new high of 869 cases as Thailand sees 27 more deaths

Bangkok recorded a single day’s new high today (Friday) with 869 new Covid-19 cases, as Thailand added 2,044 new cases and 27 more deaths, according to the The Centre for…

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191 COVID-19 infections found in new Bang Khae cluster

191 COVID-19 infections have been found so far in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district, through proactive screening, in a new cluster traced to a shopping mall in the area, according to…

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Pfizer agrees to sell 10-20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Pfizer has agreed to reserve 10-20 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine for Thailand, expected to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of this year, Deputy Prime Minister…

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At 1.2% Thailand ranks sixth in ASEAN for population inoculation

Thailand ranks sixth among ASEAN’s 10 member countries for COVID-19 vaccination of their population, at 1.2%, with over 1.6 million doses being administered, according to the Ministry of Higher Education,…

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1,911 new COVID cases and 18 additional deaths in Thailand

Thailand recorded 1,911 new COVID-19 cases and 18 more deaths today (Thursday). 29,680 patients are still being treated in hospitals, including 1,073 severe cases, of which 356 are on ventilators,…

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Family members of COVID-19 victims leave as their funeral pyres burn at an open crematorium set up at a granite quarry on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 / AP

India hits another grim record as it scrambles oxygen supply

Infections in India hit another grim daily record on Thursday as demand for medical oxygen jumped seven-fold and the government denied reports that it was slow in distributing life-saving supplies…

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Living on the streets during the COVID-19 outbreak

After sunset, both sides of Phra Arthit Road become makeshift dormitories for the homeless. Small spaces in front of all the buildings are used as places to bed down, accompanied…

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Brazilian COVID variant detected in Thai state quarantine as daily infections surge

The Brazilian COVID-19 variant has been detected among some arrivals from overseas currently in Thai state quarantine, assistant spokesperson for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan…

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2,112 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths on Wednesday

Thailand recorded 2,112 new COVID-19 cases and 15 fatalities today (Wednesday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Cumulative infections, since April 1st, are 46,037 and the death…

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Specific CCSA to be set up for Bangkok as fight against COVID-19 intensifies

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has intensified efforts to contain the continuing surge of COVID-19 infections in Bangkok and its peripherals by setting up an “area CCSA”, also…

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Respiratory disease specialist objects to BMA plan to administer Favipiravir to all COVID-19 patients

The president of the Thoracic Society of Thailand, and head of the Department of Respiratory Diseases and Tuberculosis at Mahidol University, Dr. Nitipat Jiarakul, has voiced disagreement with the Bangkok…

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Proactive screening in Bon Kai district of Bangkok on May 4th, 2021

Thailand records 1,763 new COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths on Tuesday

Daily new COVID-19 cases in Thailand fell to 1,763 today (Tuesday), while the death toll recorded at 27 cases, according to a COVID-19 situation update from the Department of Disease…

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Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE kit) attends to Covid-19 coronavirus positive patients inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a covid care centre in New Delhi on April 28, 2021 / AFP

India’s coronavirus infections cross 18 million; record number of daily deaths

India’s total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record daily infection and as the government rejected reports of problems with its vaccine campaign. India reported 379,257…

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US actress Regina King (R) presenting English director Emerald Fennell the Oscar for Original Screenplay for “Promising young woman” during the live ABC Telecast of the 93rd Oscars at Union Station in Los Angeles, on April 25, 2021. (Photo by Todd Wawrychuk / AMPAS / AFP)

A less than glittering Oscars ceremony

The coronavirus has had an immense impact on the Oscars and indeed, the entertainment industry in general COVID-19 overshadowed Oscars this year, but the lukewarm attention to what many consider…

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Thai Health Ministry wants to turn Hua Mark indoor stadium into a COVID-19 triage centre

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, called an urgent meeting today, with senior public health officials and administrators at Bangkok’s City Hall, to tackle the lack of hospital beds and…

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Thailand’s prime minister asked to reconsider another national lockdown

A group of Thai medical professionals has issued a statement, asking the country’s prime minister to reconsider locking down the country again as a matter of urgency, citing the rapid…

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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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File / Beds and items provided to patients in a field hospital set up in the Bangkok Arena indoor multi-purpose sporting venue to accomodate an upsurge in the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the country.

As daily COVID-19 infections surge, concerns mount over ICU capacity

As the daily number of Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections surged to a new high of 2,070 today (Friday), public health officials have expressed concern that existing ICU capacity will not…

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Japan faces new virus emergencies, three months before Olympics

Japan’s government is to declare virus states of emergencies in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, exactly three months before the Olympic opening ceremony, as new infections surge. The…

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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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Thailand’s GDP growth forecast to drop this year from 2.8% to 1.6% due to COVID-19

Thailand’s economic growth rate projection for this year is expected to shrink from to 1.6%, from 2.8%, due to the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest…

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Thailand records 1,458 new COVID-19 cases and two fatalities on Wednesday

Daily COVID-19 infections in Thailand increased slightly to 1,458 today (Wednesday), from 1,443 yesterday, with two more fatalities due to severe lung infections, said Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, assistant spokesperson for…

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Do’s and Don’ts in field hospitals

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has released guidelines and rules for stays in field hospitals. They are: -Bring your own personal items, such as cutlery, toiletries, clothes, towels and medication -Cigarettes,…

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A health worker collects a sample from a young passenger for a Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test at a state transport bus station in Bangalore on April 5, 2021. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

Young and infected: Covid-19’s new patients as India battles huge surge

At the start of the year, India thought it had beaten the pandemic and had kicked off a mass vaccination drive. The nation of 1.3 billion people has been hit by…

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People stand in line to enter the Siam Paragon shopping mall as it reopened after restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus were lifted in Bangkok on May 17, 2020.

New restrictions nationwide start Sunday to curb surge in COVID-19 infections

New restrictions are to be imposed across Thailand, from Sunday, for a minimum of 14 days, to contain the rapid spread of the third wave of COVID-19 infections. As endorsed…

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17 medics at Samut Prakan hospital isolated after patient lies about contact with an infected person

Seventeen medical personnel at Samut Prakan provincial hospital have been quarantined after a patient failed to disclose information about his contact with a person infected with COVID-19. The hospital said,…

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1,582 new COVID cases in Thailand as disease spreads nationwide

COVID-19 infections in Thailand surged to 1,582 cases today (Friday), and the disease has now spread to all 77 provinces. According to Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, of the Disease Control Department,…

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COVID zoning system adjusted to just Red, Orange to reflect current situation

Thailand’s National Communicable Disease Committee has revised the COVID-19 zoning system, in line with the worsening situation, by dividing the country into just Red and Orange zones, instead of Red,…

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An intensive care nurse checks the vital data of a patient infected with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in an intensive care unit (ICU) at the hospital in Freising, southern Germany on April 12, 2021. (Photo by LENNART PREISS / AFP)

Study shows Covid patients with sedentary habits more likely to die

Among covid patients, a lack of exercise is linked to more severe symptoms and a higher risk of death, according to a study covering nearly 50,000 people who were infected…

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April 12, 2021 in Hyderabad. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

WHO warns pandemic at ‘critical point’ as South Asia cases surge

The Covid-19 pandemic has entered a critical phase as infections exponentially increase despite widespread measures aimed at stopping them, the WHO warned, with record case numbers in South Asia triggering…

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People walk past closed shops on Khao San Road, a once popular tourist strip in Bangkok. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Third wave of COVID infections spins new economic risks

Thailand’s new wave of COVID-19 infections has raised the economic risk level, but a clear picture of the impact will only emerge after the Songkran break. The Thai economy contracted…

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Chonburi records 40 more COVID-19 infections related to entertainment cluster

Chonburi province has reported 40 new COVID-19 cases, all related to entertainment venues in various cities, including Bangkok, according to the provincial health department. There are another 510 people, considered…

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Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children and teenagers, as it waits…

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26 new COVID-19 cases and 122 additional recoveries in Thailand

Thailand recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases and 122 additional recoveries today (Thursday), according to the CCSA. Of the 26 new cases, 21 are locally-acquired infections, including 8 cases found during…

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Leaders of 23 countries back pandemic treaty idea for future emergencies

BRUSSELS – Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organisation on Tuesday backed an idea to create an international treaty that would help the world deal with future health…

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Chinese firm to make 60 mn doses of Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

Russia has agreed a deal for more than 60 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine to be produced in China from May, the jab’s developer said on Monday. The…

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39 new COVID-19 cases as new Saphan Soong cluster emerges

Thailand recorded 39 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), as health officials keep a close watch on a new cluster in the Saphan Soong district of Bangkok, related to the Bang…

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134 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Friday

Thailand recorded 134 new COVID-19 cases, including 128 locally-acquired infections and 6 cases among arrivals from abroad, on Friday. Of the locally-acquired infections, Bangkok saw the most cases, with 82…

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Thailand investigates a post-COVID-19 inoculation death

Thai public health officials are investigating the death of a COVID-19 vaccine recipient. Vice Minister of Public Health, Dr. Sophon Mekthon, said Friday that the fatality was one of two…

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Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) is being vaccinated as one of the first Danes in Ishoj, Denmark on, December 27, 2020, as Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen follows the innoculation via videolink from her residence Marienborg. (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / AFP)

Denmark announces reopening once all over 50s vaccinated

Denmark, which has been under a partial lockdown for the last three months, says it will reopen most of society once everyone over 50 years old are vaccinated. In an…

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297 COVID cases among illegal immigrants at detention centres in Bangkok

An additional 297 illegal immigrants from Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia, currently being held in Bangkok immigration detention centres in Bang Khen and Suan Plu, have been found to be infected…

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Another death and 92 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded one more death from COVID-19 and 92 new cases today (Thursday), including 40 in Samut Sakhon province and 21 in Bangkok. According to the CCSA, there are 78…

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Light reflects on rolling dunes surrounding the “Riyadh Oasis”, a luxury retreat in the Thumamah desert on the outskirts of the Saudi capital, on February 1, 2021. – Well-heeled Saudis frolic in an artificial oasis built on salmon-coloured dunes, splashing cash domestically in a year-long pandemic lock-in that dovetails with government efforts to discourage citizens from splurging overseas. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)

Luxury oasis draws elite Saudis locked in by pandemic

Well-heeled Saudis frolic in an artificial oasis built on salmon-coloured dunes, splashing the cash after a year-long pandemic lock-in that dovetails with efforts to discourage citizens from splurging overseas. Coronavirus…

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City Hall starts mass inoculations related to Bang Khae markets

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has started the vaccination of vendors who are close to those already infected in the six markets in Bang Khae district of Bangkok, family members…

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COVID-19 inoculation of Thailand’s PM confirmed for tomorrow

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha will be inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine tomorrow (Tuesday), after the sudden postponement on Friday due to concerns over blood clots post vaccination. A subsequent investigation…

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107 COVID-19 cases linked to Bang Khae markets, 78 new cases recorded today

The Bang Khae market COVID-19 cluster has, so far, increased to 107 infections in Bangkok, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Phetchaburi and Samut Sakhon, as Thailand recorded 78 new COVID-19 cases…

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58 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, cabinet to be inoculated on Friday

Thailand today recorded 58 new COVID-19 cases and 54 additional recoveries, according to the CCSA. The new cases include 53 locally-acquired infections and five among arrivals from abroad in state…

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(FILES) This file photo taken on January 21, 2021 shows people scaning a QR code to display their health status as they line up to be tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Beijing, after a partial lockdown was imposed on the Chinese capital on January 20. (Photo by Greg Baker / AFP)

QR codes, health passports: China’s tech arsenal against a pandemic

Daily life in China follows a rhythm of digital check-ins, with the QR code – at offices, malls and transport hubs – an integral defence against Covid-19 that helps to…

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Songkran festivities may be allowed without water splashing

Songkran festivities may be allowed this year, but without water splashing. This will, however, have to be proposed to and sanctioned by the CCSA first. The Secretary General of the…

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7 day quarantine for arrivals from abroad with vaccination certificate from April, excluding S. Africa

The Thai National Communicable Disease Committee has decided to shorten the mandatory quarantine period for vaccinated people arriving from abroad, from 14 to 7 days, effective from April, with the…

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Another death and 54 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

One more fatality and 54 new COVID-19 infections were recorded in Thailand today, according to the CCSA. The fatality was a 63-year old diabetic Bangkok resident who suffered from hypertension…

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319 Thais injected with Sinovac vaccine on Sunday, no severe side effects case yet

Altogether 319 Thais, including Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, were given Sinovac vaccine injections on Sunday and, so far, there has not been a single case of severe side effects….

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89 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Monday

Thailand recorded 89 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 73 locally-acquired infections and 16 among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine, said CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan at the…

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A health worker of the Maccabi Healthcare Services prepares to administer a dose of Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccine inside a van in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, on February 16, 2021. Israel is among countries with widest vaccination. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study

The first dose of the Pfizer vaccination is 85 percent effective against coronavirus infection between two and four weeks after inoculation, according to a study published in the Lancet medical…

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Thailand records 130 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Friday

COVID-19 has claimed another life today and 130 new infections have been recorded, according to the CCSA. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that the death was that of…

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CCSA deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan

150 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Thursday

Thailand recorded 150 new COVID-19 cases and 249 more recoveries today, pushing cumulative infections, since early last year, to 25,111, according to the CCSA. CCSA deputy spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan…

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Thailand records two more deaths, 143 new COVID cases

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported two more deaths from COVID-19 and 143 new cases today (Monday). According to CCSA deputy spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, one of the…

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Marion Koopmans, right, and Peter Ben Embarek, center, of the World Health Organization team say farewell to their Chinese counterpart Liang Wannian, left, after a WHO-China Joint Study Press Conference held at the end of the WHO mission in Wuhan, China. / AP

WHO team: Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

The coronavirus most likely first appeared in humans after jumping from an animal, a team of international and Chinese scientists looking for the origins of COVID-19 said Tuesday, saying an…

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Thai health officials skeptical about vaccine passports

Thai health officials are not convinced about the “vaccine passport” idea, which would allow travellers, who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Thailand without the need to endure 14-days…

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586 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Friday

The CCSA’s deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, announced that 586 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded today, 573 are local transmissions and 13 are from abroad. The new cases raise…

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Samut Sakhon still has most daily new cases, Bangkok intensifies proactive screening

Thailand recorded 809 new COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), 13 of whom are imported cases, with no new fatalities. Most of the new cases are asymptomatic. This brings the national total…

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This file photo taken on April 20, 2020 shows a security guard standing outside a COVID-19 coronavirus clinic in Lower Hutt, near Wellington. – New Zealand health officials on January 24, 2021 confirmed the first case of Covid-19 in the community for more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing efforts north of Auckland. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

New Zealand confirms two more virus cases in community

New Zealand confirmed two new cases of the more virulent South African Covid-19 strain in the community Thursday, as investigators scrambled to determine how the virus breached border controls. Health officials said the pair,…

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The Olympic Rings are lit up on the Odaiba waterfront in Tokyo on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Olympic chief Bach to respond to Tokyo Games fears

With the coronavirus pandemic threatening the holding of the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach is expected on Wednesday to set out how a “safe” Games could be organised…

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CCSA to consider easing restrictions on Friday, possibly reopening schools

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is due to meet this Friday to consider easing restrictions, imposed nationally since the onset of the second COVID-19 outbreak in mid-December. CCSA…

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High risk group poses a serious COVID-19 concern in Samut Sakhon

A senior health official in Samut Sakhon province has expressed serious concern over a high-risk group of about 15,000 people who are still travelling and working as normal and risking…

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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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Prayut’s moment of truth arrives

The prime minister can be forgiven if he assumes that his previous problems were “political”, albeit ones that had more to do with ideology and power play than genuine well-being…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 16, 2021

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188 new COVID-19 cases and 628 recoveries recorded in Thailand on Friday

Thailand recorded 188 new COVID-19 cases today, while 628 people have recovered from the disease, according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin. The new infections are 154 locally-acquired, including 73…

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249 new COVID-19 cases today, increase in middle-aged women getting infected

Thailand today has recorded 249 new COVID-19 cases, raising the cumulative total to 10,547 since early last year, including 6,090 cases since December 15th, when the first infection of the…

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Pattaya is a ghost town, but a handful entrepreneurs persevere

It was often said that Thailand’s world famous seaside resort town of Pattaya never sleeps. That was broadly true, until late last month, when the country’s second wave of COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Lockdown

Koh Larn under full lockdown

On the popular Larn Island off Pattaya, the local community resolved unanimously to lockdown the island until January 20th. Sorasak Thongbongpetch, secretary of the island’s community, said the decision has…

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Cambodia reopens schools and museums after five week coronavirus lockdown

Cambodia on Monday (January 4) reopened schools, museums, entertainment venues, bars, and sports stadiums after a five-week lockdown aimed at curbing coronavirus infections across the country. Students could be seen…

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Eateries in Bangkok can cater to dine-in customers up to 7pm only 

Starting Tuesday, restaurants, food shops and pavement food stalls in Bangkok can serve dine-in customers until 7pm only, after which only takeaway services are permissible, as the city’s administration tightens…

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Central shrimp market in Samut Sakhon province.

COVID-19 infections jump to record high with 745 new cases in a single day

Thailand recorded 745 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), the most in a single day since the virus reached Thailand, with the majority of the new cases being migrant workers. One…

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File photo: US President Joe Biden speaks at the Queen Theater after a COVID-19 briefing in Wilmington, Delaware./ AFP

Biden says Trump vaccine plan falling ‘far behind’

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday vowed a relentless effort to fight Covid-19 the moment he takes office, as he warned that Donald Trump’s vaccination drive was falling dangerously short….

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CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin.

144 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand, Deputy Minister complains about illegal gambling in Rayong

Thailand recorded 144 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), including 115 locally-acquired cases involving Thais, 14 foreign migrant workers and 15 arrivals from abroad in state quarantine, according to CCSA spokesman…

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