Khunying Sudarat, US Senator Duckworth meet in Washington DC

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, former strategy chief of Pheu Thai Party and now leader of the Thai Sang Thai Party, has met with Thai born US senator Tammy Duckworth (D) in…

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Five traffic police kiosks in Bangkok torched during curfew Thursday morning

A Metropolitan Police investigation got underway today (Thursday) following the torching of at least five police kiosks in Bangkok during the 9pm-4am curfew. Teams from the Central Police Forensic Division…

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No decision on State of Emergency yet, CCSA may remain – Deputy Government Spokesperson

There has yet to be a decision on whether to extend Thailand’s nationwide State of Emergency, set to expire on September 30th, or whether the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration…

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14,109 new COVID-19 infections and 122 more deaths in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand recorded 14,109 new COVID-19 cases and 122 more deaths today (Saturday), as 13,280 patients recover, according to the CCSA. The new infections have brought total infections, since April 1st…

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Jobless Thai chef arrested for trying to sell rare butterflies

An unemployed chef has been arrested after he tried to sell eight preserved butterflies of six rare species to undercover officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant…

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Woman who claimed to have had third vaccine jab faces charges of giving false statements

Woman who claimed to have had third vaccine jab faces charges of giving false statements   A young woman, who reportedly bragged about being granted the privilege of receiving a…

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Ex-PM Thaksin and 4 others face NACC probe for THAI’s purchase of 10 Airbus aircraft

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has set up a panel to investigate fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and four others over their collective role in the purchase of ten…

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AZ boosters for those who got 2 Sinovac jabs from March to May to begin on Sep 24

People who received two doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine between March and May this year will be the first to be eligible for AstraZeneca booster shots, starting next Friday…

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Phuket hospital claims success with subcutaneous injection of AZ as booster

The Vachira Phuket hospital has claimed successful experimentation with subcutaneous injection of AstraZeneca vaccine, as a third booster dose for people already inoculated with two doses of Sinovac vaccine. Used…

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Five Thai provinces are set to reopen to foreign tourists on October 1

Bangkok, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chiang Mai are set to reopen to foreign arrivals on October 1st, following the successful implementation of the first phase of the…

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Thais flock to Hua Hin as lockdown eased, reopening to foreign tourists cautioned

More Thai people have been travelling to the coastal town of Hua Hin, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, since the partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The proposed reopening to foreign…

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1.6 billion baht generated in 2 months of ‘Phuket Sandbox’ as COVID spreads

1.6 billion baht has been generated from the “Phuket sandbox” scheme, which began on July 1st, amidst aworsening COVID-19 outbreak on the resort island, where over 200 cases per day…

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Thailand to procure 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next year

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has announced plans to procure 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next year, to prepare for more mutations of the deadly virus. Deputy Health Minister,…

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Police block protesters from rallying in front of Bangkok’s Lumpini Park

Police used shipping containers and razor wire, supported by two water cannons, to block Wireless Road at the Ploenchit intersection, to prevent anti-government protesters moving to Lumpini Park. Led by…

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China’s Embassy in Bangkok defends Sinovac vaccine

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok has issued a statement, accusing some individuals and organizations in Thailand of attempting to discredit the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine without a scientific basis, in a…

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20,571 new COVID-19 cases, 23,159 recoveries in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand reported 20,571 new COVID-19 cases and 261 more deaths today (Saturday), while 23,159 more patients have recovered, according to the CCSA. Of the new infections, 20,322 were locally acquired…

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Confiscated methamphetamine machine used for Fah Talai Jone pill production

The Thai Justice ministry has modified a tablet press, confiscated from an illicit drug manufacturing network, to produce Fah Talai Jone (Green Chiretta) tablets, in an effort to alleviate the…

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Outcry over reported removal of Suchat Sawatsri as a Thai national artist

The Thai Writers Association, several prominent writers, politicians and academics have voiced opposition to the reported decision by the National Culture Commission of Thailand to strip Mr. Suchart Sawatsri of…

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Rubber bullets fired at protesters in Bangkok after teargas fails to break up the protests

Police fired rubber bullets at anti-government protesters at Din Daeng intersection in Bangkok, after they refused to disperse. Before resorting to the use of rubber bullets on protesters, who were…

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Daily COVID-19 death toll soars to new high of 212 on Saturday

The COVID-19 death toll today (Saturday) rose above 200 for the first time since April 1st, logging 212 fatalities, while new infections also set a new high of 21,838, according…

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Thai Police ready for anti-government protesters this afternoon

Shipping containers and razor wire are forming a protective wall around the inner areas of Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok, where Sanam Luang, the Grand Palace and the City’s Pillar Shrine…

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Classmates of Thai PM’s daughters want her to ask her father to resign

Former classmates, who studied at the Faculty of Communication Arts of Chulalongkorn University with, both twin daughters of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, have asked them to tell their father to…

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Doctor suggests prayer as she describes the desperate situation at Ban Paew Hospital

“At this moment when science, medicine and medical treatment are not easily accessible, we will have to rely on the deities,” said Dr. Sandy, a pseudonym used for a Facebook…

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UK to donate 415,000 AstraZeneca doses to Thailand, delivery expected in early August

The United Kingdom will donate 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand, which are expected to arrive in the next 1-2 weeks, according to the British Embassy in…

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New COVID-19 infections rise to 15,376 with 87 deaths in Thailand on Monday

COVID-19 infections increased by 15,376 today (Monday), as 87 more patients died, including 5 who died at home and posthumously tested positive for the virus, according to CCSA Assistant Spokeswoman…

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

CCSA to consider allowing eateries in malls and department stores to provide take-away and delivery services

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will be asked to ease restrictions on eateries in shopping malls and department stores, by allowing them to provide take-away and delivery services….

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Thailand Shifts Strategies, Joins COVAX, Strengthens Public Health to Battle Covid-19

With funding from the European Union (EU) and new strategies, Thailand hopes toget infections and mortality rates from the coronavirus down in the next couple of months To this end,…

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13.35% of people in Bangkok’s 40 most crowded communities have COVID-19

13.35% of people in Bangkok’s 40 most crowded communities have COVID-19

5,086 of 31,518 people in 40 of Bangkok’s most crowded communities, who were given rapid antigen tests by members of the Rural Doctors Society (RDS) between July 21st and 23rd,…

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Man found dead near Bangkok’s Victory Monument tests positive for COVID-19

Man found dead near Bangkok’s Victory Monument tests positive for COVID-19

An 80-year man was found dead near the Victory Monument in Bangkok this morning (Saturday) and an initial examination, using an antigen test kit, found him infected with COVID-19. Sub-Lt…

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2.3 million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be delivered to Thailand next week

AstraZeneca (AZ) Thailand will deliver another batch of 2.3 million doses of its viral vector vaccine to the Ministry of Public Health this coming week and is trying to secure…

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cleaning and disinfection of markets in Bang Khae district, after its closure on 16th-18th May

10 Bangkok markets closed to curb COVID-19 spread

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered the closure of 10 markets in the capital, as the rate of new COVID-19 infections is still increasing and spreading across the city….

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Wowing Miss Universe fans, Thailand’s Amanda Obdam reaches Top 10

Many Thais woke up this morning to root for Amanda Obdam, Thailand’s representative in the Miss Universe pageant, held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, in…

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Bangkok extends closures of several venues until May 31 as eateries reopen today

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has extended closures of several venues including schools until May 31st, with an exception of eateries which can reopen today (Monday), according to a BMA…

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1,219 more prison inmates in Thailand found infected with COVID-19 today

Thailand’s Corrections Department reported an additional 1,219 new COVID-19 cases among inmates and detainees in three prisons today (Saturday), all of which were found through pro-active screening. According to the…

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400 site worker housing facilities in and around Bangkok facing tighter anti-COVID-19 controls

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), and major construction companies in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi, have been instructed by the CCSA to tighten up preventive measures at about…

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3,095 new COVID-19 cases logged in Thailand on Saturday, including 1,163 in Bangkok alone

COVID-19 spread in Bangkok and its suburbs, as well as in prisons, is not showing any sign of slowing as new infections in the past 24 hours in Thailand soared…

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Panel to supervise 3.7 million baht in public donations for supposedly poor student wanting to be doctor

The Muang district office of Thailand’s northeastern province of Kalasin has set up a committee to look after about 3.7 million baht in public donations, given to an 18-year old…

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Chiang Mai University closes field hospital after all patients are discharged

Chiang Mai University has closed down its field hospital, after all the patients, who were mostly students and university personnel, were discharged from the facility following treatment. Professor Dr. Bannakit…

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Thailand records 1,630 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more fatalities on Monday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported 1,630 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths today (Monday), including two who died on the same day they tested positive and…

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Thailand’s daily COVID infections down to 1,583 today, 15 more fatalities

Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) reported 1,583 new COVID-19 cases today (Friday), down from yesterday’s 1,871, and 15 more deaths, raising cumulative infections to 36,290 and 109 fatalities since April…

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Thailand records 1,871 new COVID-19 infections and 10 deaths on Thursday

Daily COVID-19 infections in Thailand fell to 1,871 today (Thursday), below 2,000 for the first time since April 23rd, while 10 additional fatalities were also recorded, according to the Department…

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Six furry friends seized in drug raid up for auction

Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board has put six cats, seized during an illicit drugs raid last month, up for auction. Secretary-General of the Office of the Narcotics Control…

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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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Lockdown planned for two villages in Thailand’s Phichit province

The provincial communicable disease committee of Phichit province plans to lock down two villages in Sam Ngam district, after seven members of two families were found to be infected with…

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Free taxis provided by Rajavithi Hospital for COVID-19 patients in Bangkok

The state-run Rajavithi Hospital has launched a free taxi service, to cater to COVID-19 patients travelling from hospital to destinations within Bangkok and its suburbs. Patients need to book one…

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