Prayut OKs Private Covid-19 Vaccine Imports, But Won’t Allow Use Without...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Sunday gave the official go-ahead for private hospitals and other companies to directly purchase coronavirus vaccines from overseas, but...
Aggressive coronavirus testing continues in Samut Sakhon.

Thailand’s ‘Red Zones’ Quickly Fading to Green as Only 7 Provinces...

Thailand’s coronavirus map is quickly trending toward green, with fewer provinces reporting new Covid-19 cases every day. Apisamai Srirangsan, spokeswoman for the Center for Covid-19...

‘Golf Quarantine’ Now Available at 6 Thailand Resorts

The Ministry of Public Health’s Emergency Operation Centre for Covid-19 recently announced a list of government-approved golf resorts to allow foreign golfers with advance...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Update Thailand Herald

Phichit Man Thailand’s 72nd Covid-19 Fatality as CCSA Reports 198 New...

Only 69 cases – 5 in Bangkok – found "in the wild".
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AstraZeneca Rethinks Thailand Vaccine Plans Amid Gov’t Prosecution of Covid-19 Critic

Generals may have imperiled country's entire vaccination plan with rabid pursuit of pro-democracy activist for questioning royal role in vaccine rollout
Siam BioScience in Pathum Thani, wholly owned by the Crown Property Bureau, will locally manufacture the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Questioning Thailand’s Slow Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign Can Mean Prison

In their latest judicial action, authorities have charged Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit with royal defamation
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With Pivot to Mass Testing, Thailand Unlikely to See 0 Covid-19...

Kingdom discovers what West already knew: More testing leads to more cases, including 309 Friday
A bar complex on Sukhumvit Soi 4 is shut down amid the coronavirus crisis. Operators hope to reopen in February (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok to Ease Shutdown Friday; Limits on Bars, Restaurants to Remain

13 business sectors get OK to reopen, but pubs to stay closed, restaurant hours limit, alcohol ban to continue
Residents of Cambodia's Kompong Khleang commute by boat. Vaccinating those in rural areas will be a challenge for the government. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Cambodia to Begin Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations, Aided by Australia, China, India

Cambodia is gearing up for mass inoculations against the Covid-19 virus, with China providing the first million doses while India has been asked to...
Informal workers, such as street vendors and market sellers, can obtain government stipends through the Rao Chana project starting Jan. 29 (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Registration Opens Jan. 29 for Pandemic-Relief Stipends for Informal Workers

Registration opens Jan. 29 for government’s coronavirus-relief stipend program for casual workers after the Cabinet approved two monthly payments of 3,500 baht. The “Rao Chana”...

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...
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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...
Covid Coronavirus Vaccine Pfizer Modern AstraZeneca Thailand

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...