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Samut Sakhon governor spurns ministerial regulation for patient admission to triage facilities

Samut Sakhon governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri has decided to bypass ministerial red tape to speed up the admission of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic COVID-19 patients to pre-admission centres, to prevent the…

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Two areas in Samut Sakhon declared COVID-19 strictly controlled zones

The communicable disease control committee of the coastal province of Samut Sakhon put two areas in Muang and Krathum Baen districts under very tight monitoring measure today (Friday), due to…

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Samut Sakhon factory of new cluster in where 39 from 69 foreign workers were found infected

Samut Sakhon businesses warned not to hire illegal migrants amid reports of influx

Businesses in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon are being sternly warned that they will face stiff legal action and closure if they are found to be hiring illegal migrant…

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FILE PHOTO: Health workers and employees of Philippine General Hospital queue to register for COVID-19 vaccines, expected to arrive this month, at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, Philippines, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

11 more COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon, total now 17,272 since December 17th

Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Tuesday, raising total infections in the province, since December 17th, to 17,272, according to the provincial…

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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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Bang Khae market COVID-19 cluster spreads to 4 more provinces

The Bang Khae markets cluster of COVID-19 infections has, so far, spread to Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Phetchaburi, according to the Public Health Ministry. Dr. Opas Karnkavinpong,…

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64 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand recorded 64 new COVID-19 cases today, including 41 cases in Samut Sakhon province alone, according to the CCSA. Of the new infections, 54 are locally-acquired infections and 10 cases…

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Another COVID-19 fatality and 42 new cases recorded in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded one more death from COVID-19, 42 new cases and 96 additional recoveries today (Tuesday), according to the Centre for Covid-19 situation (CCSA). The 84th fatality was a 92-year…

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Health Minister Anutin becomes the first Thai to be given COVID-19 vaccination

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul became the first Thai to be inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine on Sunday morning, at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute. The inoculation was administered by…

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Thailand records 70 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

70 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Thailand on Sunday, including 58 cases in the coastal province of Samut Sakhon. The CCSA say that, of the new cases, 62 are…

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AstraZeneca vaccine will be ready for use in mid-March

The first batch of 117,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, which have already arrived in Thailand from South Korea, will have to go through a quality control reconfirmation process before they…

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Eateries can now offer in-house drinks and live music up to 11pm

Restaurants and other eateries are allowed to serve alcoholic drinks to provide live music to their customers again, until 11pm, but no dancing, after the CCSA decided today to ease…

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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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Thailand records 175 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Wednesday) soared back into three-digits with 175 cases, compared to yesterday’s 72, with Pathum Thani having the most at 82, followed by 73 cases…

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New COVID-19 infections drop into double-digits with only 72 recorded today

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) may consider easing restrictions in high-risk venues next Monday, as the situation gradually improves, with 72 new COVID-19 infections being recorded in Thailand…

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166 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand recorded 166 new COVID-19 cases today, as Bangkok’s neighboring province of Pathum Thani surpassed Samut Sakhon, for the first time, with 67 new infections found through proactive screening of…

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A mother wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus applies a sanitiser to her child while riding the BTS Skytrain in Bangkok in January 5, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand records 126 new COVID-19 cases and 970 new recoveries today

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) recorded 126 new COVID-19 cases and 970 new recoveries today (Saturday). Of the new infections, 116 were locally-acquired and 10 are among arrivals…

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Passengers on the BTS Skytrain wear face masks. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand records 175 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

The CCSA reported 175 new COVID-19 cases and 411 new recoveries in Thailand today (Friday). Of the new cases, 167 were locally-acquired, including 120 discovered through proactive screening, and 47…

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22 Samut Sakhon markets closed for three days of major cleanup and reorganisation

Twenty-two fresh and flea markets, in the municipal area of Thailand’s eastern province of Samut Sakhon, have been ordered to close for three days from tomorrow (Friday) for a major…

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on February 1, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

157 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 157 new COVID cases, 548 new recoveries and one more COVID-19 related death today (Wednesday), according to the CCSA. The new cases include 132 in Samut Sakhon province,…

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490 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Saturday, including 450 in Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 490 new COVID-19 cases, including 450 in the coastal province of Samut Sakhon alone on Saturday. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapa Yongtrakul said, during today’s COVID-19 situation briefing, that…

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Two Samut Sakhon sub-districts put on strict lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19

The Samut Sakhon provincial administration has decided to lock down two sub-districts in Muang district, including four major factories, where more than 7,000 employees, mostly migrant workers, are infected with…

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People line up to have their temperatures taken as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Transport at the border crossing over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot in Tak province on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Mae Sot to monitor strangers in their communities as 10 new COVID-19 cases are recorded

Health officials in Thailand’s western province of Tak are seeking cooperation from members of the public to identify strangers, especially illegal Myanmar migrant workers, and to report them to authorities…

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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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Thailand records 829 new COVID-19 cases today, 801 are in Samut Sakhon

The rise in COVID-19 infections in Samut Sakhon province continues unabated, after almost a week of pro-active screening, with 801 cases recorded today, including 725 migrant workers. 829 new cases…

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More COVID-19 infections expected among migrant workers in Samut Sakhon

More COVID-19 infections among Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon are expected to be found in the coming days, as the number of new cases being…

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Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin

CCSA eases business restrictions in most Thai provinces from February 1st

The CCSA has eased restrictions on business, including bars, as of February 1st in most provinces across Thailand, except for those classified as maximum controlled zones. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha…

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756 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Thursday

CCSA deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, has announced that Thailand recorded 756 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative total to 16,221. Among the new infections are 746 locally transmitted…

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Samut Sakhon residents pray for governor felled in Covid battle

As the new wave of COVID-19 exploded in Samut Sakhon, the governor leading the fightback always managed to keep a smile on his face, radiating much-needed confidence to his team…

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All schools, except in Samut Sakhon, expected to reopen on February 1st

Thailand’s Education Minister Nuttapol Teepsuwan has announced that all schools and educational institutes under the ministry’s supervision will resume in-person classes on February 1st, with the exception of those in…

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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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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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CCSA reports highest single day jump in COVID-19 cases in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded 959 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the largest increase in a single day so far, pushing the country’s cumulative infections to 14,646, according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin…

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Thailand’s Samut Sakhon records 914 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

The coastal province of Samut Sakhon today recorded 914 new COVID-19 cases, found during a mass screening exercise launched on Monday by the provincial administration. 119 are Thai and the…

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Thailand to start vaccinations on February 14th in Samut Sakhon

Thailand will administer the first inoculations, with the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, on February 14th in Samut Sakhon province to frontline medical personnel and public health volunteers on a voluntary…

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Myanmar workers left stranded in Kamphaengphet province

Kamphaengphet local police reported that nine Myanmar workers were abandoned on the side of a road in Muang Kamphaengphet district by their employer yesterday. The police had to communicate with…

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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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Samut Sakhon records 148 new COVID-19 cases Sunday evening

 148 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon this evening. At 5pm on Sunday, the provincial health office reported that pro-active screening found 104 Myanmar migrant workers and…

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50,000 people to be pro-actively screened over 5 days in Samut Sakhon

Health officials in Samut Sakhon province will step up pro-active COVID-19 screening next week, with a target of 10,000 people a day for five days, during which 2,000-3,000 new infections…

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320 new COVID-19 cases found in Samut Sakhon on Sunday afternoon

Samut Sakhon province recorded another 320 new COVID-19 cases late Sunday afternoon, pushing total infections in the province, since December 17th, to 4,359. According to the provincial health office, of…

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335 more COVID-19 cases recorded this afternoon in Samut Sakhon province

Late Saturday afternoon, the Samut Sakhon provincial health office reported 335 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total in this coastal province to 4,359 since mid-December. The new cases include 311…

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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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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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Samut Sakhon confirms another 900 COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province has confirmed another 900 new COVID-19 cases, from proactive screening of about 3,800 workers in local factories. The province’s public health department says they are considering…

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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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Samut Sakhon reports 541 new COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon

Samut Sakhon, Thailand’s coastal hot spot in the new wave of COVID-19 infections, has reported 541 cases in a single day, according to the provincial health office this afternoon (Sunday)….

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110 new COVID-19 cases recorded today in Thailand, with 60 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 110 new COVID-19 cases today, including 94 locally acquired infections and 16 arrivals from abroad in state quarantine. The CCSA’s Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said that, of the 94…

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81 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today, 26 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 81 new COVID-19 cases today, including 37 Thais, of which 26 are related to a Samut Sakhon and 35 Myanmar migrant workers. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said…

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Thai PM asks public to notify officials of illegal migrant smuggling networks

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha has asked the public to provide the authorities with any information they may have on illegal migrant smuggling networks which, he believes, are the cause of…

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PM thanks the nation for cooperation, says reckless few creates troubles for millions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha addressed the nation on COVDI-19 situation. He thanked related agencies and the general public for cooperation to managing the latest outbreak of COVID-19 in Samut Sakhon. He…

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Thailand records 427 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday

Thailand recorded another daily surge in new COVID-19 infections today with 427 cases, including 413 related to Samut Sakhon, according to the CCSA. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin told a…

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‘Little Myanmar’ COVID-19 cluster a ‘big lesson’ for Thailand

COVID-19 fears are rising in the run-up to New Year following the discovery of infection clusters in Thailand’s “Little Myanmar” and concern over possible super-spreaders. Lab tests have confirmed around…

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146 more COVID-19 cases recorded today in Samut Sakhon

An additional 146 COVID-19 cases, 90% of which are migrant workers from Myanmar, were recorded in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon today, one of the country’s major seafood centres,…

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Mahachai market, Samut Sakhon province

Two new COVID-19 cases in Bangkok and Ayutthaya recorded on Sunday

Two locally-acquired COVID-19 cases have been recorded today in Bangkok and in the central province of Ayutthaya. According to the Disease Control Department, the case in Bangkok is a 78-year…

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12 more COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon, but no lockdown yet

Twelve more COVIDD-19 cases, related to 67-year old infected shrimp vendor at a market in the Muang District of Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, have been recorded today (Saturday)….

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Four charged for operating scam related to the government’s co-payment scheme

Police have filed charges against four people for allegedly operating an online scam, in collaboration with subscribers tothe government’s 50:50 co-payment scheme, in an attempt to cheat the government of…

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Three more COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon as employers told not to hire illegal migrants

Employers in Thailand’s the coastal province of Samut Sakhon have been warned not to hire illegal migrant workers from Myanmar, or face harsh penalties, as health officials step up their…

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COVID-19 alert in Samut Sakhon after a seafood vendor infected

A seafood market, in the Muang district of Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, has been ordered closed for three days from Thursday after one of the shrimp vendors at…

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Samut Sakhon sprays water to control PM2.5 airborne dust

The Samut Sakhon provincial administration started using four water spraying machines to reduce PM2.5 dust particles in the air along Rama II Road Thursday night, while water trucks wash dust…

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Smog condition worsens in and around Bangkok today and likely to remain so until Feb 4

Smog problem in and around Bangkok appears to be getting out of control, with 39 areas being affected by excessive PM2.5 dust particles, especially in areas along Rama II road…

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Smog along Rama II road in Samut Sakhon province reaches critical level

Smog problem in and around Bangkok has worsened today with 41 areas being affected with excessive amount of PM2.5 dust particles, particularly along both sides of Rama II road in…

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