This National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease(NIAID) handout photo obtained March 31, 2021 shows a colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (teal) infected with UK B.1.1.7 variant SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (orange), isolated from a patient sample. (Photo by Handout / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / AFP)

A guide to the UK variant fuelling Thailand’s third wave of COVID-19

After wreaking havoc overseas, the highly-contagious UK variant of COVID-19 has entered Thailand and sparked a fresh nationwide outbreak centred on nightspots in Bangkok’s upmarket Thong Lor area. This latest…

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Travellers went through COVID-19 screening process before entering to the Mo Chit Bus Terminal on 9 April 2021.

Expert warns of high chance of wider COVID-19 outbreak during Songkran

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections are expected to increase rapidly during the two weeks following the Songkran holidays, especially now that the UK strain of the virus is spreading, according to…

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Thais advised to stay home for Songkran to limit spread of COVID-19 UK strain

Thailand’s top virologist, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, has expressed his concern that the UK strain of COVID-19, which is now linked to the Thonglor cluster and is spreading through Bangkok and…

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BMA considers field hospitals as health officials warn COVID-19 infections may increase exponentially

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Ministry of Interior and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to arrange space for the setting up of a field hospital in Bangkok,…

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