Pressure Mounts to End Shutdowns as Local Covid-19 Cases Drop...

A steady and significant drop in locally transmitted coronavirus cases across Thailand is fueling expectations that restrictions on travel and businesses will be lifted...
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Immigration Drops Covid-19 Test Requirement for Renewing Thailand Visas

The Immigration Bureau backed down from a proposal to require foreigners seeking to extend visas to produce proof of a negative coronavirus test, calling...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Vaccine Illustration

Thailand Waited to Secure Vaccines; Now, as Covid-19 2nd Wave Rages,...

During its eight-month streak with only a handful of local coronavirus cases, Thailand appeared in no hurry to reserve any of the emerging Covid-19...
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AstraZeneca, China’s Sinovac Apply for Covid-19 Vaccine Registration in Thailand

Two companies have applied for Covid-19 vaccine registration with the Food and Drug Administration. FDA Secretary-General Paisarn Dunkum identified the applicants as AstraZeneca (Thailand) and...
Nearly 200 Burmese migrants confined to a field hospital in Samut Sakhon were discharged Tuesday after being cleared of their coronavirus infections.

Samut Sakhon Stadium Field Hospital to Close Jan. 14 as Province’s...

Nearly 200 Burmese migrants confined to a field hospital in Samut Sakhon were discharged Tuesday after being cleared of their coronavirus infections. The 180 patients...
HTMS Chakri Naruebet at Sattahip, Chonburi

Thailand’s Plane-Less Aircraft Carrier Loses Half of Crew to Covid-19 Quarantine

Its planes are mothballed and it rarely leaves port, but Thailand’s white-elephant aircraft carrier now has a new problem. It doesn’t have half its...
The Myawaddy Complex in Myanmar includes a brewery, casinos and lots of Covid-19.

60% of Thais Working In Myanmar Casinos Return Home with Covid-19

Another 100-plus soldiers were deployed to patrol Thailand’s northern border in to stem illegal crossing from Myawaddy from where Thai casino workers are expected...
A 1,000-bed field hospital being set up in Samut Sakhon for migrant laborers is not much more than a collection of isolation tents.

1,300 Coronavirus Field Hospital Beds Readied in Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani

Ye Yan Aung, labor attaché for the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, on Monday visited a field hospital under construction at the Wattana Factory Project...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Update Thailand Herald

Thailand’s Coronavirus Outbreak Shows No Sign of Decline with 249 Cases

Thailand on Monday recorded 249 new Covid-19 cases, raising its cumulative total to 10,547, including 6,090 cases since Dec. 15 when the second coronavirus...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Update Thailand Herald

Samut Sakhon Canneries Comprise Third of Thailand’s 305 New Coronavirus Cases

Migrant workers in Samut Sakhon’s canneries continue to fuel Thailand’s daily increases in coronavirus cases with the country reporting 305 confirmed infections on Thursday,...
Workers process skipjack tuna at a Thai Union Frozen Products packaging plant in Samut Sakhon

914 or 69? Tuna Giant Thai Union Distorts Massive Coronavirus Outbreak...

UPDATE: Provincial health officials contradict world's largest tuna canner, which claimed only 69 workers contracted coronavirus
Pattaya, along with Chonburi and four other provinces, is now under hard lockdown, with government permission required to leave the area.

After Waffling, Prayut Locks Down Pattaya, 5 Covid-19 ‘Red Zone’ Provinces

Non-essential interprovincial travel banned; Koh Si Chang closed, U-Tapao airport suspends commercial flights
People walk through Lumphini Park in Bangkok

Signs of Progress as Thailand’s Local Coronavirus Cases Drop to 82

Putting aside 439 newly confirmed cases among Samut Sakhon migrant workers, Thailand’s Tuesday coronavirus report offered a glimmer of hope the second-wave could end...
A view of Pattaya from the city's Pratamnak Hill viewpoint. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Prayut Puts Kibosh on Hard Lockdown for 5 Provinces After Blowhard...

PM, CCSA, NNT all deny travel restrictions for Pattaya, Chonburi, Rayong and other provinces approved

Thailand Today to Decide Ban on British Arrivals to Block Virulent...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration will decide today whether to block the entry of British nationals to prevent an ultra-infectious mutation of the...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Update Thailand Herald

Morning Briefing: 470 New Samut Sakhon Cases; Children’s Day Canceled

Plus: New rapid antibody test, national parks to limit admissions, royal palaces close, emergency decree extended
Trucks evacuate hundreds of coronavirus-infected migrant workers from a Samut Sakhon seafood-market dormitory Jan. 4, taking them to a local stadium where a 500-bed field hospital has been set up.

Covid-19 Second Wave Raises Tide of Xenophobia in Thailand

Migrant workers from Myanmar are among the most heavily impacted groups in Thailand as the country continues to grapple with a second wave of...
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Fueled by Migrant Cases, Thailand Reports 745 New Coronavirus Cases

Thailand, as expected, broke its daily record for coronavirus infections, adding 745 cases to the country’s Covid-19 tally, with 505 of them coming from...
Samut Sakhon Seafood Market Reopens Thailand Coronavirus Covid

Samut Sakhon Seafood Market at Epicenter of Coronavirus Outbreak Reopens

Talay Thai, the Samut Sakhon market that sparked Thailand’s second-wave of coronavirus cases, reopened Monday. The country’s largest market of aquatic products, the market on...
Not learning from last year's mistake, Koh Larn again will close itself off from the world tomorrow. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Koh Larn Closes Pattaya Island Again Despite Nearly Starving By Doing...

Despite nearly starving when they closed themselves off from the world last year, Koh Larn residents again are closing the Pattaya resort island, telling...
Thailand Level 1 Coronavirus Covid-19 Control 28 Provinces Red Zones CCSA-1

Tighter Coronavirus-Control Measures Take Effect in 28 Provinces

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Sunday night signed off on a Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration proposal to increase disease-control measures for 28 provinces...
Samut Sakhon Thailand Coronavirus Covid Disinfect Lockdown Cleaning

Samut Sakhon Reports 541 New Coronavirus Cases as Field Hospitals Fill

Coronavirus cases in Samut Sakhon exploded again Sunday in Samut Sakhon, the province where Thailand’s Covid-19 second wave began, reporting 541 new cases days...
Thailand Lockdown Coronavirus Covid-19

All Eyes on Prayut as Covid-19 Barrels Toward Uncontrolled Spread in...

CCSA backpedals on lockdown, gives governors power to target shutdowns as contact tracers struggle to keep up
North Road in Pattaya on Saturday night at 10:15 p.m.

Pattaya, East Sealed Off for 28 Days Under Health Ministry Proposal

Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi residents would be blocked from leaving without gov't permission