One death and 230 new COVID-19 cases recorded Saturday in Thailand

Another COVID-19 patient has died as 230 new infections are recorded today in Thailand. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the victim, the country’s 70th so far, was a…

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Thai workers look at job advertisements displayed at the Labour Ministry in Bangkok.(Photo by PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP)

Household debt in Thailand highest in 12 years

COVID-19 can be blamed for pushing Thai household debt to its highest level in 12 years, around 480,000 baht per household, said The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce…

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Bubble badminton: tour returns behind closed doors in Bangkok

A wretched spell for badminton ends at this week’s Thailand Open, where players will emerge from hotel quarantine to restart the world tour in bubble conditions in Bangkok. The world’s…

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Thailand’s Buri Ram records its first COVID-19 case in 280 days

Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram recorded its first COVID-19 case in 280 consecutive days on Wednesday, according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin. The Facebook page of the Buri…

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Thailand records one fatality and 305 more COVID-19 cases

Thailand recorded 305 COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), bringing the national total to 9,636. There was also one more fatality, a bedridden 88 year old who was also suffering from cancer….

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Visitors to 11 locations told to report to officials as alarm over COVID-19 grows

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) today asked anyone who visited areas in five provinces since December 15th to report immediately via the BKKcovid19 website so that city officials can contact them….

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Attendees at a New Year event Chiang Mai pub told to get COVID-19 tests

Customers who visited a popular pub in Chiang Mai province, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, have been told to report immediately to the Lanna and Nakhon Ping…

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Thai PM imposes lockdown restrictions in 28 “Red Zone” provinces from Monday

A set of lockdown measures, which include travel restrictions, voluntary working from home, school closures, a ban on serving alcohol in restaurants and on all crowd-attracting activities, especially in 28…

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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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Thailand records 315 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand increase by 315 today, compared to yesterday’s 216, bringing the total to 7,694, since the first outbreak early last year. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said…

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First four cases of UK variant strain of coronavirus found in Thailand

The fast-spreading variant of the virus which causes COVID-19, first identified in the UK, has been found in Thailand in a family of four Britons who arrived from Kent, in…

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Chen Yufei (L) and Chen Long of China attend a press conference ahead of the Thomas and Uber Cups badminton tournament in Bangkok on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Thailand pledges ‘world’s safest’ badminton as China pull out

Thailand’s badminton chief pledged that next month’s restart tournaments will be the “safest in the world” after heavyweights China withdrew because of coronavirus restrictions. China’s pull-out blows a big hole…

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Thailand could manufacture COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021

The Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University is expected to begin the first phase of candidate COVID-19 vaccine trials in humans next April. Should the vaccine candidate pass phase 1…

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Two new COVID-19 infection clusters reported in Thailand

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has reported two new clusters of COVID-19 infections, one involving 19 big bike enthusiasts, who had gathered for a celebration on Lanta Island in the southern…

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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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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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Two new and rare soft coral species found in the Gulf of Thailand

Marine researchers from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Science have recently found two new soft coral species, the first of their kind, in the sea around Samae San Island, in the…

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A man has his temperature 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.

Three border camps, for 70,000 displaced people from Myanmar, locked down

About 70,000 displaced people from Myanmar, who have taken refuge in three border camps in Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, have been barred from leaving after one of them was…

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Pandemic respite for Thai ‘sea gypsies’ threatened by mass tourism

Coronavirus has wrought havoc across the world, but for Thailand’s “sea gypsies” it has brought welcome respite from the threat of mass tourism. Since the pandemic began, life has been…

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Thai king calls for unity after protesters turn back on motorcade

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn told well-wishers of the importance of unity as he marked the opening of a new railway line on Saturday, after thousands of protesters…

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Tourism industry asks government to reconsider travel bubble

The former president of Thailand Hotels Association, Supawan Thanomkietipumi, is proposing the government reconsider the “Travel Bubble” as a way to help revive tourism. Supawan said there is demand in…

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

Thailand reported its latest death from COVID-19, the 60th since the outbreak of the contagion, as eight new infections were also recorded today, according to the CCSA. The fatality was…

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Living the life as an expat in Thailand

For expats in Thailand, paradise can be full of pitfalls   Life in Thailand is a daily adventure for most expats, an obstacle course of delicious but fiery cuisine, locals’ laidback mai…

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SRT and Chinese firm sign contract for rail, electrical systems and carriages for HST project

The State Railways of Thailand (SRT) signed a 50-billion baht contract, with China Railway International Company Limited, today for the installation of rail, electrical systems and procurement of train carriages…

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Will special Parliament session be a time-buying tactic?

Most observers hold little hope that next week’s extraordinary parliamentary session will lead to concrete solutions satisfactory to both sides in Thailand’s ongoing political conflict. Critics said the move to…

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11 schools in Mae Sot closed as health officials conduct random COVID-19 tests

Eleven municipal schools, in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, are closed today as health workers spray them with disinfectant. Meanwhile, health officials are conducting random COVID-19…

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Five new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases among foreign arrivals and Thai returnees in state quarantine today. According to the CCSA, one is a 26-year old Filipino, who arrived in…

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including one Thai soldier returning from South Sudan and another Thai arriving from Kuwait, who had been infected by the virus…

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Six new COVID-19 cases recorded in quarantine in Thailand

Thailand recorded six new COVID-19 infections today, all among Thais who have returned from abroad and are in state quarantine. According to the CCSA, two new cases are an 8-year…

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Thailand removed from UK’s mandatory COVID-19 quarantine list

From this Saturday, Thailand will be dropped from the United Kingdom’s quarantine list, which means that travelers, from Thailand to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, need not be quarantined…

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Ten new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine recorded in Thailand

Thailand today reports ten new COVID-19 cases, most are Thai arrivals from abroad in state quarantine, including a one-year old girl. According to the CCSA, the ten new infections arrived…

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A Japanese film producer is the only new COVID-19 infection in Thailand today

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case today (Wednesday), among returnees from abroad currently in state quarantine. According to the CCSA, the new case is a 38-year old Japanese film producer…

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Four French tourists allowed into Phuket as part of a trial reopening

Four French tourists recently arrived in Phuket on a private jet and were approved to enter Thailand by the CCSA, to test the readiness of COVID-19 preventive measures on the…

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British teacher in quarantine is only new COVID infection in Thailand

Thailand today recorded one new COVID-19 case in quarantine in Bangkok. According to the CCSA, the new infection is a 29-year old British language teacher working in Thailand.  She arrived…

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The Royal Thai Navy held a press conference on Monday to defend the submarine deal. (Photo from Thai Royal Navy)

Submarine row threatens to become political time bomb  

Debate on whether Thailand needs submarines is raging again after a House subcommittee on budget scrutiny last Friday voted 5-4 along party lines to back the Navy’s Bt22.5-billion plan to…

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 case in state quarantine

Thailand today recorded one new COVID-19 infection among returnees in state quarantine, while eight more people have recovered from the disease and returned home. According to the CCSA, the new…

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Five new COVID-19 infections reported in quarantine

Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases among those who have returned from abroad and are in state quarantine. According to the CCSA’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 situation in…

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Medical professor recommends delay of travel bubble for at least 6 months

The travel bubble plan, which would allow small groups of foreign tourists to visit Thailand, should be shelved for at least another six months, because of the high-risk of COVID-19…

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Five new quarantined COVID-19 cases recorded today in Thailand

Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases, all among those in quarantine after returning from abroad, as the CCSA decides to stop counting the days that Thailand is free from…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Up policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday.

President Xi stresses economic cooperation with Thailand

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed deepening economic and trade cooperation with Thailand and Singapore while continuing to jointly fight the pandemic with the two countries. CGTN of China…

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Two new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 cases today, both Thais returning from abroad and in state quarantine, but no new fatalities. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapha Yongtrakul said that one is…

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Govt infighting deflates optimism

Everyone has to be worried about a recent opinion poll, which escaped general attention largely but probably best summarizes how deep the Thai politics is in dire straits.   Thais…

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Yang Xin (third from left), charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Thailand, during a ceremony at the Government House to hand over Covid-19 test kits and surgical masks on Monday.

Chinese PM Li Keqiang hails Chinese-Thai relationship

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has hailed China’s relationship with Thailand and vowed to further advance ties with Thailand and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, according to CGTN….

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Thailand records two new coronavirus infections, no new deaths

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, both among returnees from abroad, but no new fatalities. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the two new patients, Thai males…

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2.7 million in Thailand’s tourism sector redundant by September – TTIC

Confidence among Thailand’s tourism business operators fell to the lowest level in a decade during the second quarter of 2020, with about 2.6 million workers already out of work and…

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Two new quarantined COVID-19 cases are recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 case today, both among returnees in state quarantine, but no new fatalities. According to the CCSA, the new patients are Thai men, aged 27 and…

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EU to allow in visitors from Thailand

Thailand is among 14 countries whose citizens are deemed “safe” to be let into EU from 1 July, despite the pandemic, according to BBC. It said the US, Brazil and…

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 infection

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case today, among quarantined returnees from abroad, and no new fatalities. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the new patient is a 31-year old…

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WHO reports largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases to date. New infections today were 141,794 with 3,636 fatalities. The United States is still leading…

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A mask seller wearing a mask stands in a street market in Bangkok.

Thailand’s impressive battle against COVID-19 result of decades-long efforts

It has taken Thailand more than 50 years to develop the healthcare system whose strengths shone out in the global fight against COVID-19. Thailand won praise from all sides, including…

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Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections or deaths for third day

No new COVID-19 cases or deaths were reported in Thailand for the third day in a row on Wednesday. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said today that cumulative infections in…

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Thailand records no new COVID-19 cases or deaths

Thailand today has recorded no new COVID-19 cases and no COVID-19 related deaths. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul told a news briefing that the country’s cumulative infections to date…

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Thailand is ranked 2nd in global COVID-19 recovery index

Thailand is ranked second in the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) after Australia, and first in Asia in the same index. Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat told the media on Sunday…

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People enjoy the beach in Pattaya on June 1, 2020. – People flocked back to some of Thailand’s famed sandy beaches June 1, keeping well apart but enjoying the outdoors, as authorities lifted coronavirus restrictions for the first time in more than two months. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

CCSA identifies 12 activities which could have COVID-19 restrictions eased

Twelve potential business and leisure activities are next in line to resume in the fourth phase of lockdown easing in July, with CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin saying today that…

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Customers eat in a food court at communal tables divided by plastic partitions in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand records one new COVID-19 case and one death

A Thai student, who returned from Saudi Arabia and is currently in state quarantine in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, is Tuesday’s only new COVID-19 case, bringing cumulative infections in…

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An employee holds a face shield outside a cinema at a shopping mall in Bangkok on June 1, 2020, as movie theatres were reopened with social distancing guidelines following closures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Single new COVID-19 infection recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case and no new fatalities today (Monday). CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the new patient is 43-year old Thai woman, who arrived from…

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Passengers attempt to observe social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they ride in a BTS commuter train during rush hour in Bangkok on May 8, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

11 new COVID-19 cases today as lockdown to be eased from Monday   

Thailand has recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases for the second day, all in state quarantine facilities, but no new fatalities.    The CCSA, meanwhile, agreed to ease restrictions on 14 additional business and leisure…

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Thailand extends state of emergency until end of June

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has endorsed the proposal of the National Security Council to extend the country’s current state of emergency until the end of June, as…

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Thailand may have its own COVID-19 vaccine next year

Thailand may have its own coronavirus vaccine next year, as the country makes progress in curbing the spread of the contagion, with one new case recorded today and no fatalities….

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Thailand’s rainy season officially begins May 18th

Thailand officially enters the rainy season tomorrow (Monday), said Meteorological Department director-general Squadron Leader Somsak Khaosuwan today. Citing a meteorological model, he said that the rainy season this year will…

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Zero new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand today

Thailand enjoys another day free from new COVID-19 infections and fatalities, the second time this week. A beaming CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that, two months after Thailand reported…

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Passengers attempt to observe social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they ride in a BTS commuter train during rush hour in Bangkok on May 8, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Seven new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand reported seven new COVID-19 infections today (Friday). All are Thai citizens who are in state quarantine after returning from Pakistan. There were no new fatalities.   These new infections…

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A woman fills a “Pantry of Sharing” with goods in Bangkok on May 13, 2020, as community pantries around the country multiply amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

One new COVID-19 case recorded as committee considers easing curfew

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 infection today, bringing the cumulative total to 3,018, and no new fatalities.   CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin praised public health volunteers in the northern…

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PM thanks Thais for making zero new infections today a reality

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked the Thai people for their collective efforts in making it possible for Thailand to achieve no new COVID-19 infections today. In the meantime, he…

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An aerial picture taken on May 12, 2020 shows a face mask placed on the face of a giant Buddha statue at Wat Nithet Rat Pradit temple in Pathum Thani outside Bangkok, as the country deals with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus situation.

Zero new COVID-19 deaths or infections reported in Thailand

For the first time since January 13th, when Thailand recorded its first COVID-19 case, no new infections or fatalities have been reported in the country today (Wednesday). “Today, there are…

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A health worker in protective clothing give s thumbs up from behind a plastic partition as she prepares to collect nasal swab samples to test for the coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Thai health workers started testing community of about 1600 people of Klong Toey slum at a nearby Buddhist temple.

Thailand records just two new COVID-19 cases

Two new COVID-19 infections were recorded in Thailand today, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 3,017, according to the daily update on the pandemic situation by the CCSA. The death…

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“Pantry of Sharing” campaign unlocks Thais’ spirit of generosity

The Pantry of Sharing initiative has spurred Thais’ willingness to help out those in need. It remains to be seen, though, whether this new spirit of giving will last amid…

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People eat their lunch in a food hall implementing social distancing after the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok on May 5, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

CCSA to draw up a list of business and leisure activities which can resume

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is likely to decide on Friday on a full list of business and leisure activities which will be allowed to resume, as part…

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Four new COVID-19 infections and one fatality reported today

Thailand reported four new COVID-19 cases today, bringing accumulated infections to 3,004, and one more fatality. The death was that of a 68-year old man living in Bangkok. On March…

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Summer storm warning for Thailand

Thailand’s Meteorological Department is warning people to be prepared for summer storms, expected between 10th and 13th May, bringing thunderstorms, lightning, strong winds and hail to many areas. This will…

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Nurak Mapraneet was named privy councillor on May 4th. (Image Credit: The Constitutional Court)

New Privy councillor in spotlight over past role in disbanding political parties

Former Constitutional Court president Nurak Mapraneet was named privy councillor on Monday (May 4), becoming the 17th since His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s accession to the throne in 2016. Following…

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People wait to file complaints for not yet receiving the 5,000 Thai baht (150 USD) financial assistance for those whose income is impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, in front of the Public Relations Department in Bangkok on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

8 new COVID-19 cases take Thailand’s total to 3,000

Thailand’s accumulated COVID-19 cases reached 3,000 today, with 8 new confirmed cases being reported, up 6 from yesterday.   CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told a news briefing today that…

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Stories from the frontline of Thailand’s war on Covid-19

When one of her colleagues at a Covid-19 testing laboratory developed flu-like symptoms a few weeks ago, medical scientist Thitiya Kanthadong’s worst fear was not getting infected. Her heart was…

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A hairdresser tends to a customer at a barber shop, which was reopened after an easing of measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok on May 3, 2020. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

Thais emerge to a “new world” after lockdown

After falling silent for more than a month under lockdown, Lek’s hairdressing salon in Bangkok is suddenly echoing to the sound of appointment calls after Thailand began relaxing restrictions on…

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Thailand reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infections rose from 3 yesterday to 18 today. They are all illegal immigrants being held at a detention centre in Sadao district of the southern province…

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New classroom arrangements in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak in Tak-based Ban Huuai Nok Kok School.

Will impoverished children lose out on education in new normal?

The wide education gap dividing the haves and the have nots threatens to become a chasm now that schools have been closed as part of measures to contain the Covid-19…

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Officials inspect preparedness of shopping malls for reopening tomorrow

Officials of the CCSA, the City Administration and police today inspected two luxury shopping malls in Bangkok, to check their readiness to reopen for limited business tomorrow. Supreme Commander General…

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Air passengers should check destination restrictions prior to travel

As Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and Thai VietJet have resumed domestic services from Lampang, Mae Sot, Phitsanuloke, Buriram, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Roi-Et, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani,…

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Medical staff wearing protective clothing conduct test on residents for COVID-19 coronavirus in Benan Setar Hospital, in Thailand’s southern province of Yala due to high incidence of cases in the area. (Photo by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP)

Thailand’s sees the lowest number of new COVID-19 infections for a month

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infection rate continues to decrease, with 6 cases reported today (Friday).   Of the six new cases, one is an unemployed 64-year old Thai, who is…

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Thailand reports new seven coronavirus infections

Thailand recorded 7 new COVID-19 infections today, down two from yesterday, and the new cases are from the Active Case Finding (ACT) operation and among returnees in state quarantine.  …

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections rise by 53 [UPDATED]

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand jumped nearly four-fold today (Saturday), compared to yesterday, with 53 being reported. They include 42 illegal foreign immigrants being held at the immigration detention centre…

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People queue to each receive a 500 THB (15 USD) cash handout from an anonymous donor at the Wat Phra Sri Mahathat Woramahawihan Buddhist temple in Bangkok on April 24, 2020. – The anonymous donor gave away cash to some 1,000 people affected by the restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic in Thailand. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand’s COVID-19 infections have increased by 15

Thailand’s COVID-19 infections have increased by 15 today, while the number of in-patients has dropped to 314, with 60 more recoveries.   No fatalities have been reported today, as the…

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Thailand’s youngest coronavirus patient recovers and goes home

Thailand’s youngest COVID-19 patient, a one month old baby, has fully recovered and has gone home to Rayong province this morning (Thursday), after almost 20 days of treatment at Bamrasnaradura…

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Stranded Thai citizens wearing face masks wait for officials to check their documents at the customs checkpoint in Sungai Kolok in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on the Thailand-Malaysia border on April 18, 2020, as part of strict measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. – Thai authorities reopened the border posts to allow Thai workers to return in batches begining April 18, and undergo qurantine procedures after the two countries imposed restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by MADAREE TOHLALA / AFP)

Thailand reports 13 new infections today, no lockdown relaxation yet

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection rate fell to 13 today, but it is unlikely that the lockdown restrictions will be relaxed on May 1st, as had been hoped, in the 32…

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Thailand looking for a path out of lockdown

The lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world have come to a standstill as lockdowns, quarantines, social distancing and bans on public gatherings are enforced to curb…

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Restrictions could be eased in 32 provinces with no new infections for 2 weeks

Thirty-two provinces, in which no new infections have been reported in the last fortnight, will be the first where lockdown restrictions will be eased in early May, according to a…

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Thailand reports fewer new coronavirus infections today and no new fatalities

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand continued to fall today to 27, from yesterday’s 32, as the total number of fatalities remains at 47 for three days in a row. The…

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Doctors caution against early relaxation of lockdown restrictions

A group of 14 doctors is cautioning the Thai Government against the premature easing of lockdown restrictions, as pressure mounts from people and businesses to reopen. The doctors submitted a…

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33 new virus infections in Thailand today, but no new fatalities

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections today increased to 33, from yesterday’s 28, but no fatalities were reported. Meanwhile, another 100 in-patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospital. Accumulated infections…

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Recipients of donations at Yala railway station must report immediately to health officials

An urgent announcement was issued today by the Governor of Thailand’s southern border province of Yala, calling on people, who went to the Muang district railway station to receive rice…

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Thailand’s new daily COVID-19 infection rate falls to 28, the lowest for 3 weeks

Thailand has reported a steady drop in new COVID-19 infections for 5 consecutive days, from last Thursday’s 54 to 28 today – the lowest rate for three weeks. According to…

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Members of the Thai police forces distribute free facemasks and food to poor people amid restrictions set up to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on April 9, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Daily new infections in Thailand slow to 50, PM to issue statement

The daily rate of new COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to slow, to 50 from yesterday’s 54, as the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is considering extending financial help…

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Surgeon recalls Chulalongkorn Hospital’s first operation on COVID-19 patient

A surgeon at Chulalongkorn Hospital has shared, via Facebook, his first nerve-racking experience of operating on a patient infected with COVID-19.   Dr. Phuphat Vongwattanakit said, while it was the…

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Tighter measures considered as COVID-19 infection rate remains unsatisfactory

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand took a nosedive from 111 yesterday to 54 today, as two more related deaths, both elderly people, were officially recorded.   The CCSA’s spokesman, Dr….

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Thailand reports 51 new COVID-19 cases – a 50% drop from yesterday

Thailand’s 51 new COVID-19 infections today were only half the number reported yesterday. 119 new recoveries were also reported. Total infections have reached to 2,220, whereas recoveries have increased to…

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Thai cabinet announces 1.6 trillion baht third economic stimulus package

Thailand’s cabinet has approved a third economic package, estimated to cost about 10% of the country’s GDP, or 1.6 trillion baht, to help those who did not benefit from the…

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International tourists, predominantly Russian nationals, enjoy the beach despite concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and restrictions for travellers at a resort in Phuket on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Phuket governor orders all hotels on the resort island closed

All hotels on Thailand’s popular resort island of Phuket have been ordered to close from Saturday until further notice. Governor Pakkapong Thaweepat issued the order today, in the wake of…

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A street vendor (L) and a man with a toddler wear face masks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus as they walk along a street in Bangkok on April 2, 2020. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Thai government may impose 24-hour curfew

The Thai government may impose a 24-hour curfew, if the rate of new COVID-19 infections does not slow substantially to a satisfactory level, after a week of the 10pm-4am now…

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Passengers wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus wait for their train at the Central Railway Station in Bangkok on March 31, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

120 new COVID-19 cases reported as infection rate slows

Thailand’s 120 new COVID-19 infections today means the rate of spread has fallen for the fourth consecutive day, bringing total infections in the country so far to 1,771, according to…

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Thailand’s parliamentary opposition pledges full cooperation in fight against COVID-19

Thailand’s opposition parties have promised full cooperation with the Government in the fight to win the battle against COVID-19.   Opposition and Pheu Thai party leader Sompong Amornvivat said today…

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