Street vendors wait for customers during a power outage in Yangon on March 3, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

Concern grows over even more scheduled power cuts in Myanmar

Myanmar will see even more frequent power cuts, starting this month, according to local news media Khit Thit. The article, posted on May 3rd, cites civil servants at the power…

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Thailand’s Rural Doctor Society complains of serious Favipiravir shortage

The Rural Doctor Society (RDS) is complaining of a serious shortage of anti-viral Favipiravir medicine, to the extent that several hospitals have restricted its distribution to COVID-19 patients, except to…

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16 million Favipiravir tablets procured for COVID-19 patients in July

To treat patients infected with COVID-19, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has procured an additional 16 million Favipiravir antiviral tablets, which are expected to arrive in Thailand this month….

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Hospitals in Bangkok suspend COVID-19 tests as they run out of beds for the infected

Several hospitals in Bangkok have suspended PCR swab tests because they are concerned that, if some test positive for COVID-19, they will have no beds to accommodate them. Others have…

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Thailand bans export of eggs for 7 days to prevent shortages

To prevent a possible shortage of eggs for local consumption, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed a 7-day export ban, effective today (Thursday) following a rush by consumers to stock…

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Medics at Khon Kaen University Hospital to rally against face mask shortage

Medical personnel at the Srinakharin Hospital of Khon Kaen University, in Thailand’s northeast, are being urged to rally in front of the hospital’s library today (Monday) at 4.30pm to protest…

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