A disused Boeing 747 sits in a field in Pattaya. It was intended to be converted into a restaurant and tourist attraction, but the pandemic crashed those plans. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Good News, Bad News: Thailand’s Maintains Covid-19 ‘Status Woe’

The bad news that came out of last week’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration meeting was that January’s coronavirus restrictions will continue unchanged. The...
Thailand’s weed-smoking, anti-nightlife, anti-alcohol public health minister who hopes to be prime minister one day.

Anutin Overrules Disease Experts, Says No Covid-19 Rules Relaxation Proposal

Thailand’s anti-nightlife, anti-alcohol public health minister appears to have won an internal argument over further relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, with the ministry announcing it...
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Thailand Changes Insurance Rules to Void Coverage for Mild Covid-19 Cases

Thailand’s Insurance Commission changed rules for making claims on coronavirus insurance policies, officially denying coverage for asymptomatic patients. In line with new rules put out...
Phuket International Airport staff and medical personnel wear personal protective equipment as they help travelers entering Phuket.

Thailand Blaming Phuket Tourists as Daily Covid-19 Cases Top 10,000 Again

Thailand again crossed the 10,000-mark for new daily coronavirus cases on Saturday, but the government spent its time blaming tourists arriving in Phuket. A week...
A World Vision Foundation staff member conducts COVID-19 test on Myint Myint Win at a migrant workers’ camp. (Photo: World Health Organization)

Chiang Mai Charging Foreigners ฿3,000 for ฿35 Covid Test to Renew...

Double pricing is nothing new to foreigners in Thailand, but 3,000 baht for a 35-baht coronavirus antigen test kit is extreme, by even Siamese...
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Most Thailand Schools Back in Classroom Amid High Vaccination Rates

Most Thailand schools resumed on-site teaching after a majority of parents agreed to have their children vaccinated against Covid-19. In a meeting on Covid-19 vaccination...
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Thailand Moves to OK Chinese Vaccines for Young Kids, AstraZeneca Boosters

The Food and Drug Administration this week will consider registration of inactivated Covid-19 vaccines made by two Chinese drugmakers for children ages 3-17. FDA Deputy...
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Intentionally Catching Covid-19 Is Stupid: Get a Booster

Silada Rojratanakiat / NNT Remember when parents purposely exposed their children to chickenpox to boost immunity? People now try to catch the coronavirus omicron variant...
Pattaya police raid a karaoke club opened on the second floor of the closed Bone Club.

Prayut Vows to Yank Licenses of ‘Restaurants’ Breaking Hours, Disease Rules

With alcohol sales again allowed until 11 p.m. in restaurants, both real and fake, the government promised to crack down on venues breaking disease-control...
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Thailand Warns Against ‘Overdosing’ on Covid-19 Vaccines

. Some Thais say they've already gotten 5 jabs.
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Thailand Still Pushing Herbal Remedies for Covid-19 That Do Nothing, Can...

The government continues to promote herbal remedies for Covid-19 despite previous studies showing they have no benefit and could actually be dangerous. The Public Health...
Inside the Sukhumvit Soi 7 beer bar complex, where only the Moonshine Pub has a restaurant license. How do the other bars operate? Sorry, dumb question. (Photo: Twitter)

Bars, Slums to Blame for Bangkok’s New Covid-19 Wave, City Hall...

Bars and slums are responsible for spread of the coronavirus omicron variant in Bangkok, city hall believes. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, spokesman for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration,...
Bodindecha 2. Sing (Singhaseni) School in Bangkok.

Students Take Covid-19 Tests at Thailand’s Schools Prepare to Reopen Classrooms

Schools nationwide are administering Covid-19 tests for students as they prepare to resume on-site classes next week. Students in Mathayom levels 4-6 at Sing Singhaseni...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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