Drive-through Covid swap test at a Bangkok hospital. (photo by Veena Thoopkrajae)

Bangkok’s hospitals have sufficient COVID-19 test kits

Bangkok’s hospitals still have enough COVID-19 test supplies, but they have had to suspend testing due to a shortage of hospital beds, according to the Director-General of the Department of…

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A nurse prepares a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Tlaquepaque, Mexico, on March 8, 2021. (Photo by ULISES RUIZ / AFP)

Vaccines, US stimulus boost global GDP forecast: OECD

The OECD sharply raised its 2021 global growth forecast on Tuesday as the deployment of vaccines and a huge US stimulus programme have greatly improved economic prospects. The Paris-based Organisation…

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This picture taken on February 1, 2021, shows vials of Russian Sputnik V vaccine in Belgrade Fair turned into a vaccination centre. (Photo by OLIVER BUNIC / AFP)

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective: Lancet study

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6 percent effective against symptomatic Covid-19, according to an analysis published in The Lancet on Tuesday that independent experts said allayed transparency concerns over the…

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Thai researcher describes process and after effects of her COVID-19 vaccination

A person who is inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine can still become infected, so there is still a need to observe strict social distancing and wear face masks until the development…

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An employee in protective gear works on an assembly line for manufacturing vials of Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford’s Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at India’s Serum Institute in Pune on January 22, 2021. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)

Tears and fears as India’s huge coronavirus vaccine push falters

India’s huge coronavirus vaccination drive is behind schedule, with a third of recipients not showing up for appointments because of safety fears, technical glitches and a belief that the pandemic…

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People are seen in a slum along railroad tracks in downtown Bangkok on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines

Many municipalities’ eagerness to procure COVID-19 vaccines for their residents has roused suspicion of political motives and concerns about inequality between residents of richer and poorer areas. Local authorities have…

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Thailand’s Chai Nat province now free of COVID-19 as last eight patients recover

Thailand’s central province of Chai Nat has been cleared of COVID-19 infections after the last eight patients tested negative for the virus, with five of them being discharged from their…

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Thai PM given rapid response test for coronavirus following his extensive travels

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that he also at risk of COVID-19 infection because he has travelled to many places in the course of the performance of his duties. He…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok a few months ago.

Two new COVID-19 infections recorded in quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded two new COVID-19 cases among people in state quarantine.   According to the CCSA, the first case is a 22-year old Thai male student, who arrived from…

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Japanese PM Abe resigns over worsening health

TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, announced his resignation because of poor health on Friday, ending a stint at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy…

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In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford blood samples from coronavirus vaccine trials are handled inside the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England Thursday June 25, 2020. Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. In research published Monday July 20, 2020 in the journal Lancet, scientists said that they found their experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a dual immune response in people aged 18 to 55. (John Cairns, University of Oxford via AP)

COVID-19 vaccines expected next year at about 620 baht per dose

The first anti-COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be available for use in humans next year, at an estimated cost of 620 baht per dose, said Dr. Siriroek Songsivilai, secretary-general of…

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