Two COVID-infected people on their way home for treatment killed in road accident

Two COVID-infected people on their way home for treatment killed in road accident

Two people were killed and four others injured in a road accident in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri yesterday (Wednesday), as they were heading for home to the northern…

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Worst case is nearly 32,000 COVID-19 infections daily – Thai research indicates

Thailand’s COVID-19 infections could reach nearly 32,000 cases per day in October, in a worst case scenario in which people do not comply with lockdown measures, said the spokesperson for…

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Senior Thai lung expert defends Sinovac vaccine against “biased” criticism

Secretary-General of “Action on Smoking” and Health Foundation Professor Dr. Prakit Vathesatogkit has come to the defence of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, saying that the negative criticism of the vaccine…

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State-run banks to suspend services at branches in 13 ‘Dark Red’ provinces

Branch offices of state-owned banks, which are located in malls or department stores in the 13 “Dark Red” provinces, including Bangkok, will suspend their services, starting tomorrow (Tuesday July 20th)…

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Domestic flights into and out of ‘Dark Red’ zones suspended from Wednesday

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has been instructed by the Transport Ministry to suspend all domestic flights into and out of the 13 provinces declared as “maximum controlled and…

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New record COVID-19 infections each day as Thailand’s cases reach 11,784 on Monday

Thailand’s daily COVID-19 infection rate has risen continuously over the past week, with records being broken each day since Friday July 16th, including today’s (Monday) new high of 11,784. Friday’s…

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50 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine, more Moderna expected to be purchased

50 million more doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and an unspecified amount of Moderna vaccine are likely to be purchased by Thailand, to address the continual surge in infections and…

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Stay home measure imposed by CCSA as COVID-19 pandemic worsens in Thailand

People living in “maximum controlled and restricted” or “Dark Red” areas of Thailand are being told not to leave their residences unless it is necessary to buy food or medicines,…

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60,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine fully subscribed in 90 minutes on Sunday

The 60,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine, ordered by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) from China, have been fully subscribed since bookings started at 8am today (Sunday). The bookings are for…

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CCSA remaps Dark Red, Red, Orange and Green areas as COVID-19 pandemic situation worsens

As COVID-19 infections increase relentlessly in most of Thailand’s provinces, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has added Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao and Chon Buri provinces to the “maximum controlled and…

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Thailand’s largest fruit and veg market placed under tighter controls

“Talad Thai”, Thailand’s largest fruit and vegetable market, in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Pathum Thani, has been declared a maximum controlled and restricted zone. Pathum Thani’s Governor Chaiwat Chuenkosum yesterday…

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Thailand’s daily COVID-19 cases reach new high of 9,692 on Friday

Thailand recorded 9,692 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, which is the highest daily count since the pandemic began last year. This brings total infections in the latest…

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‘School Isolation’ becomes norm as boarding schools ordered to be sealed

As home and community isolation take on added significance as COVID-19 infections keep rising, with Bangkok and some other provinces experiencing severe hospital bed shortages, there is a new term…

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Bangkok on July 12, 2021, on the first day of stricter lockdown restrictions to try to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai Government launches financial rescue packages for “Dark Red” provinces

Thailand’s cabinet has rolled out financial packages to help employees and employers in nine types of business and freelancers in the 10 province most affected by the latest lockdown measures….

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Probe urged for permit allowing for Ming Dih Chemical to increase production capacity

Thailand’s Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit has been urged, by an environmental advocacy group known as Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH), to investigate why Ming Dih Chemical, whose factory…

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Cluster of 312 reported at Nonthaburi supermarket, as Thailand logs 8,685 new cases Tuesday

Thailand recorded 8,685 new COVID-19 cases today (Tuesday), including a new cluster of 312 at a super market in Bang Bua Thong district of Nonthaburi province. There were also 56…

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Calm before a storm?

Three more Phuket “sandbox” tourists found infected with COVID-19

Three more foreign tourists, who arrived on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket under its “sandbox” scheme, have been infected with COVID-19, according to local health authorities. Phuket’s provincial health office…

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880 medics infected with COVID-19 in the past three months, seven died

880 medical personnel, about 54% of them nurses and assistant nurses, were infected with COVID-19 between April 1st and July 10th, and of these, seven have died, according to Dr….

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Bangkok logs new high of 2,741 COVID-19 cases, 9,539 nationwide on Sunday

COVID-19 infections in Bangkok have risen by 2,741 in the past 24 hours, a new single day high, as Thailand logged 9,539 new cases and 86 more deaths nationally, according…

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“Car mob” protesters rally in Bangkok to demand PM’s removal

The “car mob” protesters, led by political activist Sombat Boonngarm-anong, rallied in different parts of Bangkok this afternoon (Saturday), to put pressure on government coalition parties to dump Prime Minister…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 deaths rise by 91 on Saturday, with 9,326 new infections

The death toll in the past 24 hours from COVID-19 soared to a record high of 91 as Thailand logged 9,326 new infections nationwide today (Saturday), including 3,191 cases in…

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A construction site sits empty in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, June 25, 2021. As Thailand has struggled unsuccessfully to lower the number of new COVID-19 cases and related deaths during its third and worst wave of coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Royal Gazette announces new COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday

All the restrictive measures announced by the country’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday, in an attempt to contain the rapid surge in COVID-19 infections in Thailand, have…

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Troops swift to block routes out of Bangkok ahead new lockdown on Monday

To make sure that people do not flee Bangkok for other provinces, ahead of the enforcement of the new interprovincial travel restrictions on Monday, the military and the police have…

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Bus services on all southern routes in Thailand suspended until July 25th

Thailand’s state-run Transport Company has suspended operations on all southern bus routes, from 11pm tonight (Saturday) until July 25th, in line with the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) decision…

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Complaint filed against Bangkok beauty pageant after contestants and officials found with COVID-19

Huai Khwang district office in Bangkok has lodged a complaint with Makkasan police, accusing the organiser of the “Miss Grand Samut Sakhon 2021” pageant for holding the event on June…

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A medical staff member administers a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus CoronaVac vaccine at a newly-opened vaccine clinic in Central Ladprao shopping mall in Bangkok on May 12, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai Medical Council supports free mRNA vaccination for all Thais

The Thai Medical Council is urging the public and private sectors to procure sufficient effective COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible and to make sure that all Thais have access…

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What do locals think about the Phuket “sandbox” plan?

The highly-anticipated Phuket “sandbox” scheme, under which fully vaccinated foreign tourists can visit the resort island, starts today (July 1st). The locals are looking forward to welcoming tourists again, after…

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Thailand records 4,662 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including 1,692 in Bangkok

Bangkok today (Tuesday) recorded a single-day high of 1,692 COVID-19 new infections, as 4,662 new cases were reported nationwide, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Among new…

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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.

Home isolation for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients waiting for hospital beds

Thailand’s Medical Services Department is to issue advisories for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, on how to take care of themselves while they are waiting for hospital beds during to the current…

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File photo / An empty street in Bangkok on April 3, 2020, ahead of a nationwide night curfew / AFP

Bangkok announces partial lockdown from Monday

In line with the decision of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), regarding measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) issued an announcement today…

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3,995 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, more clusters found in seven provinces

Thailand recorded 3,995 new COVID-19 cases and 42 more deaths today (Sunday), as 10,000 military police, health and city officials were deployed to 575 construction worker housing facilities in Bangkok….

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July will be a critical month for the Thai health system – Rural Doctor Society

Next month will be critical for the Thai health system, because hospitals will be overwhelmed and there won’t be enough beds to accommodate the increasing number of COVID-19 patients. Worse…

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Two protest groups rally to demand Thai PM’s resignation

Two groups of protesters gathered, as they said they would, near Government House in Bangkok late Saturday afternoon, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Led by Mr….

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Thailand records 4,161 new COVID-19 cases, 51 deaths on Saturday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to surge, with no sign of slowing, as 4,161 new cases were recorded today (Saturday). 51 more people have died. According to the Centre for…

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Buri Ram imposes 14-day anti-COVID-19 quarantine on all arrivals from Bangkok

Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram has taken preventives measure in preparation for the possible arrival of workers from Bangkok and its vicinities, following the closure of construction worker housing…

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Troops to monitor construction worker housing in Bangkok for lockdown month

Army personnel will be deployed at construction worker housing facilities in Bangkok and its vicinities, to make sure that their residents remain confined to their camps throughout the one-month closure….

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Suspect in Thursday’s shootings in Bangkok to be held in custody for 12 days

The suspect in Thursday’s shooting spree in and around Bangkok is in custody and will be held for at least for 12 days, during the initial questioning and investigation. The…

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Medical investigators say 42 post-inoculation fatalities not linked to COVID-19 vaccines

Investigations by medical specialists into the deaths of 103 people, who died after they had been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines, have concluded that 42 were not linked to the vaccines,…

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Thai protest groups vow to rally again on Saturday to demand the removal of PM

Two anti-government protest groups have vowed to resume their rally at Government House in Bangkok tomorrow (Saturday), after they ended their protest on Thursday night. Mr. Nititorn Lumlua, a core…

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Shootings at 7-11 in Bangkok and Pathum Thani field hospital, 2 dead

At 3am this morning (Thursday), a man went on a shooting spree at the field hospital at the Princess Mother National Institute for Drug Abuse Treatment in Pathum Thani, which…

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Anti-establishment protesters commemorate change to constitutional monarchy on Thursday

Thai anti-establishment protesters, including “Ratsadon” and affiliated groups, gathered at the Democracy Monument early on Thursday, to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the bloodless revolution, which transformed Thailand into a…

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Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

A parachutist was killed as he encountered sudden wind turbulence, after parachuting from the summit of a mountain in Thailand’s central province of Lopburi on Sunday. The victim, a 53-year-old…

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Thai Interior Ministry U-turns on special vaccine quota for ThaiBev’s employees

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has made an abrupt U-turn over its decision to grant privileged COVID-19 vaccination access to employees of Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, or ThaiBev, and their…

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Associate Professor Dr. Nitipana Chierakul, chief of the respiratory disease and tuberculosis division

Caution voiced over premature reopening of Thailand to international visitors

A senior doctor, at the Internal Medicine Department of the Faculty of Medicine at Mahidol University, has voiced caution over premature reopening of Thailand to foreign arrivals in October, pointing…

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3,682 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand recorded 3,682 new COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths in the 24 hours to 7.30am today (Sunday), according to the COVID-19 Data Centre. The new infections include 578 cases…

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Patong beach, Phuket (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai PM urges all to do their utmost to make reopening of Thailand possible in October

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reiterated his intention to open Thailand fully to foreign visitors in the next 120 days, or within October, and is urging everyone to do their…

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Opposition dealt a blow as Thai parliament’s legal advisory committee rejects key draft charter amendment

The attempt by Thailand’s opposition parties to craft a new Constitution, through the establishment of a Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA), has been dealt a setback, after parliament’s legal advisory committee…

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420,000 more vaccine doses allocated to Bangkok, postponed appointments prioritised

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been allocated 420,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, in addition to about 500,000 doses previously provided, according to the BMA’s health office yesterday (Thursday). Priority…

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Government considering sending security officials to oversee Bangkok’s construction sites

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) mentioned today that it is considering sending in security officials, police and military officers, to oversee construction worker housing facilities, as one of…

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3,129 new COVID-19 infections in Thailand today, including 1,032 in Bangkok

COVID-19 infections in Bangkok continue to surge, with 1,032 new cases out of a total of 3,129 recorded nationwide today (Thursday). 30 more deaths were also recorded, according to the…

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Halal food for COVID-19 sufferers in Bangkok – Thai PBS World Tonight [15th June 2021]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups and organizations volunteered to provide food and beverages to people suffering from economic problems and those in quarantine at home. The Office of the…

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Nearly 7,000 organisations apply for Sinopharm vaccine on first day of registration

6,938 public, private and civil organisations registered for China’s state-owned Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for more than 3.18 million people on Monday, the first day of online registration. Sinopharm will be…

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Thai PM vows to complete his term in office despite daily calls for his resignation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told senators today (Monday) that he will stay in office until the end of his four-year term, even though he faces calls for his removal on…

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Indonesian fisherman rescued off Phuket after being adrift without food for nine days

An Indonesian fisherman was safely rescued from the sea, off Thailand’s Phuket Island, after having been adrift without food in his small fishing boat for nine days. The boat was…

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About 8 million Thais register for co-payment scheme in 50 minutes

About eight million Thais registered for the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment stimulus scheme in just 50 minutes, after applications opened at 6am today (Monday), causing a brief disruption…

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Bangkok postpones vaccinations at 25 non-hospital sites from Tuesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced this morning (Monday) the postponement of inoculations for people who have registered via the Thai Ruam Jai website, scheduled for tomorrow (June 15th) onwards,…

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Thai government urged to tell truth about vaccine supply levels to meet appointments

The Rural Doctors Society is demanding that the government, and the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), tell the truth about the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and whether there are…

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Heavy rain expected in 23 northern provinces today and tomorrow

People living in 23 northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand have been warned to brace for heavy and very heavy rain today and tomorrow, due to the influence of tropical…

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Parks, museums, beauty clinics, foot massage and tattoo parlours in Bangkok to reopen on Monday

From Monday, public parks, botanical gardens, museums,archaeological sites, beauty clinics, foot massage, manicure and tattoo parlours in Bangkok can reopen as usual, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in his Facebook…

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Residents barricade their community in Nakhon Si Thammarat against COVID-19

Residents of a village in the Pakpoon sub-district, of Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, have barricaded their community to restrict entry after 77 workers at a nearby gold…

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3,277 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new clusters found in Thailand on Saturday

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Saturday) jumped to 3,277, including 892 cases among prison inmates, as 8 new clusters were found in Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Phetchaburi,…

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Most parents do not want their children to return to school yet

Over 70% of parents do not want their children to go back to school yet, as  COVID-19 infections are still rising, while 39% suggest the new school term be postponed…

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Widow thinks husband’s death may be linked to AZ vaccine

The family of a 60-year old man, Pruettichai Makphol, from Thailand’s southern province of Krabi, who died three days after he received the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine on June 8th, is waiting…

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Vaccination of employees in social security scheme to resume on Monday

Thai Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin has assured that there is no shortage of AstraZeneca vaccine for employees covered by the social security scheme and vaccinations will resume at some locations…

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Delta (Indian) COVID-19 strain in 11 Thai provinces – Medical Sciences Department

The Delta (Indian) variant of COVID-19 has spread to 11 provinces in Thailand, with 348 people found to be infected to date, including 318 cases in Bangkok alone, according to…

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Vials of the Chinese made Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine / AFP

One million doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in Thailand this morning

Another lot of a million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China arrived in Bangkok today and is now being examined by the Thai Medical Sciences Department for certification. Public Health…

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File photo – Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Ex-PM Yingluck and cabinet cleared over 1.9 billion baht compensation for victims of political violence

Exiled Former Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, and her cabinet, have been cleared of any wrongdoing by an investigative panel of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), in connection with the…

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Chiang Mai eases restrictions on eateries, malls, convenience stores from Wednesday

Citing the low daily COVID-19 infection rate, of fewer than five cases for the past seven days, the provincial communicable disease committee of Chiang Mai has decided to ease some…

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306,580 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on first day of mass vaccination

306,580 people across Thailand were inoculated against COVID-19 today (Monday) as the country kicked off the mass vaccination operation, to contain the spread of the pandemic, which has infected a…

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Court warns protest leader Penguin’s caretakers to comply strictly with bail terms

The parents of Ratsadon anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and a Thammasat University lecturer were warned by the Criminal Court today (Monday) that it may revoke the anti-establishment political…

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Prayut, COVID-19 vaccine, Bang Sue

Thai PM assures sufficient COVID-19 vaccines as mass inoculations begin today

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave yet another assurance today (Monday) that there is sufficient COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate those who have appointments this month, as mass inoculations begin today. While…

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A policeman on motorcycle patrols along closed entertainment and tourist businesses in Bangkok on April 8, 2021 while Thailand remains closed to international tourists due to the Covid-19 coronavirus for over a year. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

About 20,000 SMEs close in first quarter of this year due to COVID-19

About 20,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), mostly in the tourism sector, closed down during the first quarter of this year, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Climatic change means less rain for Thailand and hotter May and June this year

You may be wondering why it is hotter now than it was in April, which is supposed to be the hottest month of the year in Thailand. Dr. Sutat Weesakul,…

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Two new COVID-19 clusters found in Bangkok construction worker housing as 3,886 new infections are recorded in Thailand

Two new clusters of COVID-19 infections have been found in Bangkok, as 3,886 new infections and 39 more deaths were recorded today (Thursday) in Thailand. On Wednesday, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan,…

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Thailand’s House of Representatives passes 2022 budget bill

After three days of debate, the House of Representatives passed the 3.1 trillion baht spending budget bill for 2022 fiscal year in its first reading, with 269 votes in favour,…

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Latest Thai stimulus injection expected to stem the bleeding, not boost economy

The government launched its latest stimulus package on June 1 in a bid to shore up the economy and aid those impacted by Thailand’s third wave of COVID-19. Worth Bt140.4…

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Large Lat Phrao malls deny they have new clusters of COVID-19 infections

Popular shopping malls, Central Plaza Lat Phrao, Imperial World and Union Mall, which are all located at or near Bangkok’s Lat Phrao intersection, have declared that they are not the…

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Thailand records 3,440 new COVID-19 cases today, 1,087 of them among prison inmates

Daily new infections among prison inmates surged to 1,087 today (Wednesday) from yesterday’s 77 cases, as nationwide new infections reached 3,440. 38 more deaths were also recorded today, according to…

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1.1 million doses of COVID vaccines being distributed, another million for Bangkok alone

The Public Health Ministry has allocated 1.1 million doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for use across the country, with Bangkok getting a million this month alone, due to…

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman, left, and Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, give the traditional greeting or “wai” at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Government Spokesman Office via AP)

US provided $30 million in COVID-19 related assistance to Thailand

The US government has provided $30 million in COVID-related assistance to Thailand, as a part of their commitment to help the country fight the pandemic, according to the US Embassy…

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Cabinet approves four schemes to stimulate the Thai economy in Q3 and Q4

The Thai cabinet approved four economic stimulus schemes today (Tuesday), aimed at easing the cost of living burden of about 51 million Thais and stimulating the COVID-beset economy for the…

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‘Use the platform if they have one.’ Talking politics with Amanda Obdam

Politics should be normalised, was Amanda Obdam’s key message during a recent interview with Thai PBS World, as beauty pageants in recent years have undeniably became a platform for women…

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Four cases of Indian variant of COVID-19 found in Udon Thani province

Four people, including a 13-year old girl, in Thailand’s northeastern province of Udon Thani, have been diagnosed with the Indian variant of COVID-19, but their conditions are not serious and…

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Eateries in Red Zones to ask CCSA to increase dine-in seating to 50-75% of capacity

Operators of eateries in the four Red Zone provinces, including Bangkok, will propose that the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) further ease dine-in restrictions, by allowing them occupy 50-75%…

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A restaurant in a mall in Bangkok. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thai restauranteurs struggle to stay afloat amid rising infections

Covid-19 will forever change the restaurant business as many eateries are forced to close. The current wave of the pandemic is expected to wipe out hundreds of struggling restaurants following…

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Six sub-districts in Phetchaburi’s Khao Yoi locked down for 14 days from Monday

The provincial communicable disease committee of Phetchaburi has ordered the lockdown of six adjoining sub-districts in Khao Yoi district, from Monday for 14 days, after a new cluster of COVID-19…

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CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan

CCSA expresses concern that Thai health system may be overwhelmed as daily new COVID-19 infections rise to 4,528

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand reached 4,528 today (Sunday), including 1,902 cases in prisons, and 24 more deaths. CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan expressed her concern over the increasing…

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DES ministry considers legal action against property firm’s claims about procuring Sinopharm vaccine for Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) is coordinating with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) and the Ministry of Public Health in the collection of evidence, to initiate…

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Daily COVID-19 cases soar to new high of 4,803today as CCSA concerned over rising infections in prisons

The COVID-19 spread in Thailand’s prisons remain a matter of concern, as 2,702 new infections among inmates were found, out of 4,803 new cases logged in Thailand today (Saturday), said…

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Sriracha Tiger Zoo puts its 11 elephants up for sale

Thailand’s famous Tiger Zoo, in Sriracha district of the eastern province of Chon Buri, is offering its 11 elephants for sale, after the zoo closed on April 30th due to…

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Ex-Appeals Court president denies allegations of corruption in Toyota Motors tax case

Former president of Thailand’s Appeals Court, Professor Chaiyasit Trachutham, has categorically denied allegations, reported by Law360, that he was among three senior judges implicated in Toyota Motors Thailand’s (TMT) bribery…

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Bangkok’s food delivery services to reduce their margins during June

App-based food delivery services have agreed to cut their gross profit share (GP), normally charged to eateries at 30-35%percent, to 25%, while eateries also agreed to lower food prices by…

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COVID-19 vaccines update

Full coverage on COVID-19 vaccines reports. May 29, 2021: A closer look at Sinopharm, Thailand’s first alternative vaccine A closer look at Sinopharm, Thailand’s first alternative vaccine A vaccine developed…

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Govt., Chulabhorn Royal Academy reject unqualified company offers of COVID-19 vaccines

The Thai government has never been approached by a real estate company, which is claiming to have offered about 20 million doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine for sale to…

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Does 2022 budget bill answer the country’s needs?   

Critics say the 2022 budget bill scheduled for debate in Parliament next week has several flaws, ranging from the size of total spending to how it is allocated.   The 2022…

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Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines producing high antibody levels – SICRES

The immune response in those inoculated with either the Sinovac or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines produce high levels of antibodies, similar to those in people who have recovered from the infection,…

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The guest check-in counter at one of the ASQ hotels.

How Thai hotels adapted to survive and provide quarantine with comfort

It used to be hard to imagine the word “quarantine” would come up in conversations about travel. That was until 2020, when “quarantine” and “isolation” became familiar to most people,…

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Registration for mass inoculations in Bangkok opens Thursday

Registration for mass COVID-19 inoculation of people living in Bangkok, aged 18-59 and not in high-risk groups opens today (Thursday), through three main channels – convenience stores, the www.ไทยร่วมใจ.com website,…

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A medical staff member injects a dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine into the arm of a man from the Klong Toey community at a school in Bangkok on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand’s AstraZeneca plan stumbles again as third wave rises

In October last year, the government chose the AstraZeneca vaccine as its main weapon against COVID-19. However, arming itself with AstraZeneca shots has proved difficult, and it now looks like…

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Mahidol U denies any connection to claims that Fingerroot halts spread of COVID-19 in humans

Mahidol University has issued a statement, saying it has nothing to do with claims by product advertisers that extracts from Fingerroot, or Chinese ginger (boesenbergia rotunda), can kill the virus…

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