Thailand Child Children Vaccinate Covid-19 Coronavirus

As Thailand Moves to Jab Young Kids, Anti-Vax Sentiment Grows Among...

A government plan to immunize young children against the coronavirus has hit resistance not previously seen during Thailand’s months-long vaccination campaign. Parents – who likely...
Foreign tourists walk toward their train at Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station in December 2021. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thai Insurance Firms to Offer Foreign Tourists Covid-19 Policies Covering Mild...

Thai insurance companies may soon offer packages that cover Covid-19 treatment for mild symptoms that would cover international tourists and permit more “hospitels” under...
A passenger reacts after taking a Covid-19 test following his arrival under the Phuket "sandbox" scheme at Phuket International Airport.

70-80% of Covid-Infected Phuket Arrivals Have Omicron

The Phuket Tourism Association said 70-80% of international arrivals who test positive for Covid-19 are infected with the omicron coronavirus variant. The PTA noted, however,...
ATK Thailand ANtigen Test Kit Covid-19 Coronavirus

GPO to Sell 3.5 Million ATKs at ฿35 Each

With Thailand building its entire pandemic-recovery plan on top of unreliable coronavirus antigen test kits, supply has become an issue. So the Government Pharmaceutical Organization...
Antigen tests being performed to enter Khao San Road.

Thailand Thinks Dragging Out Pandemic, Restrictions Will Make Covid-19 Endemic

. Futile effort to slow omicron by forcing antigen tests on everyone everywhere has corrupt cops rubbing hands
People line up for antigen tests outside Pattaya's Soi 6 bars.

Pattaya Outlaws Home ATKs to Enter ‘Restaurants’; Tests Must Be Taken...

. Police, raking it in on antigen tests, claim foreigners were 'faking' test results
Covid-19 Coronavirus Booster Shots Jabs Bang Sue Grand Station Central Vaccination Center Thailand Bangkok

Booster Shots Begin at Bang Sue Grand

Bang Sue Grand Station’s Central Vaccination Center began administering booster shots en masse to those who got their first doses there. January appointment dates disappeared...
Thailand Covid-19 Coroanvirus Testing Swabs ATK

Bangkok Covid-19 Mass Testing Site Opens Tuesday

The Ministry of Public Health has announced the opening of a new Covid-19 testing center, which will operate only on weekdays from Jan. 11-21. The...
African airlines planes jets flights

Thailand Lifts Ban on Travelers From Africa Tuesday

Tourists from Africa and Thais returning from the region from where the omicron coronavirus variant began again can enter Thailand starting Tuesday. Foreign Ministry spokesman...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Antigen Test Kits ATK

Thailand to Regulate Covid-19 ATK Prices

Authorities have ordered commercial affairs agencies to regulate the pricing of home-use Covid-19 antigen test kits, as increasing demand amid spiking cases leads to...
Restaurant diiners patrons drinking alcohol booze beer

Alcohol Ban Averted; CCSA Limits Sales to 9 p.m.

. Test & Go cutoff date nixed; 5 'Sandboxes' added; Nightlife postponed again
Koh Samui Thailand Bars Closed Lockdown Coronavirus Reopen 2

Alcohol Ban, Red Zones, Bar Closures Likely When CCSA Meets Friday

The Center for Covid-19 Administration on Friday is expected to reimpose a ban on alcohol sales in restaurants, reinstate “red” zones and close bars...
Bangkok city workers prepare cardboard beds for community isolation centers set to reopen.

Home, Community Isolation Prioritized for Omicron Wave, Not Hospitalization

Health and local authorities are reinstating home and community isolation programs for those with mild Covid-19 cases in wake of new clusters. Deputy Public Health...
Civil servants queue outside Chiang Mai's provincial hall Tuesday for rapid coronavirus tests.

Chiang Mai Tests 1,000 Civil Servants for Covid-19

About 1,000 civil servants working at Chiang Mai’s provincial hall underwent coronavirus antigen tests in a bid to contain Covid-19. The northern province’s communicable disease...
A few of the alleged "restaurants" at Pattaya's Covid-19 cesspool, Tree Town Market.

25% at Pattaya’s Tree Town Bar Area Tests Positive for Covid-19

A quarter of employees and customers screened for Covid-19 at Pattaya’s Tree Town Market tested positive on the first day, confirming it as the...
While beer bars and brothels are open around Pattaya, the large go-go bars on Walking Street will remain closed after Jan. 16. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

‘Zero Chance’ Bars Reopen Jan. 16 as Thailand Begins to Shut...

Restrictions on bars and nightclubs won’t be lifted on Jan. 16 and, in fact, could go the other way, with alcohol again banned, as...
ATK ANtigen Rapid Test Kit COvid-19 Coronavirus Home Positive

FDA Admits Antigen Tests Can’t Detect Omicron, But Gov’t Insists People...

Having vaccinated 70 percent of its people and still treating them like they never got a jab, Thailand is now building its entire coronavirus...
Suvarnabhumi International Airport staff check Thailand Pass QR codes for arriving passengers. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand ‘Test & Go’ Suspension Extended to Jan. 31 Under Health...

. Anutin flip-flops again, now says approved T&G tourists must enter Thailand before Jan. 10 or face quarantine
Pattaya health workers administered Covid-19 tests on Pattaya's infamous Soi 6 brothel street Monday. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

Pattaya Offers Free Covid-19 Tests Required for Restaurant Staff, Patrons

After Chonburi’s governor mandated that all staff and customers at Pattaya restaurants take coronavirus tests, Pattaya set up four free Covid-19 screening centers in...
Will the brothels of Pattaya's Soi 6 that reopened his past week as "restaurants" offer STD checks with the Covid-19 tests? (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Covid-19 Tests Now Required to Enter All Chonburi Restaurants

Venues of all sizes must test workers daily; Those unwilling/unable must close
Go-go bars on Pattaya's Walking Street have been closed since April, with employees receiving no government aid until now. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thai Bargirls, Nightlife Workers Get ฿5,000 Handouts from Gov’t

About 30,000 nightlife employees will receive 5,000 baht cash to help offset the impact of bar closures during the coronavirus pandemic. The government said Wednesday...
Thailand National karate team

Covid-19 Belts Thai National Karate Team

Eighteen karate athletes, coaching staff and executives of the Thailand Karate Federation tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from the Asian Karate Championships in...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Omicron Variant

Thailand Expecting 10,000-30,000 Daily Omicron Cases by Late Jan.

The Public Health raised Thailand’s Covid-19 alert to Level 3 amid rising omicron coronavirus infections, while warning that new daily cases could reach as...
Pattaya Walking Street Bars For Rent Closed Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19 Lockdown

Business Leaders Warn Gov’t Not to Lock Down Thailand Over Omicron

. Don't Just Pay Lip Service to 'Living With Covid'; Actually Do It, Execs Demand
Omicron Variant Coronavirus Covid-19

Half of New Kalasin Cases ‘Likely Omicron’

Kalasin authorities said half of 64 new cases of Covid-19 could be caused by the new omicron variant. The Kalasin cluster has been linked to...
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