Omicron Variant Coronavirus Covid-19

Has Omicron Peaked? Daily Cases Drop, Deaths Hit 4th Wave Record

Daily coronavirus cases dropped significantly while deaths hit a new omicron-wave high, an indication the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand may have peaked. One day...
A volunteer checks on a woman with Covid-19 in home isolation in Nong Chok District on the outskirts of Bangkok as hospital beds for infected patients remain scarce.

1330 Hotline Swamped; 14 Provincial Hospitals to Take Bangkok Patients as...

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul ordered the National Health Security Office to increase the capacity of its 1330 Covid-19 hotline after it became swamped...
Thailand Lockdown Coronavirus Covid-19

Rumblings of New Lockdown Grow with Songkran Cancellation, Continued Nightlife Ban...

. Zero chance of bars, clubs legally reopening fully before May with Covid-19 cases seen hitting 100K in April.
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Thailand Could See 100,000 Covid-19 Cases a Day by Songkran

New Covid-19 cases could exceed 100,000 a day by the Songkran holiday in April, the Department of Disease Control warned. The DDC noted that whether...

‘Detect, Dispense, Conclude’ Plan to Treat Covid-19 as Endemic Illness Starts...

. Public hospitals to send patients home with Favipiravir, unproven green chiretta
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Thailand Eases Tourist-Entry Requirements, Imposes No Lockdown Measures Despite 38,000+ New...

. 2nd RT-PCR test, hotel night dropped; insurance minimum lowered to $20K, Issan bans alcohol
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Keep Asymptomatic Kids Home, Parents Told as Pediatric Covid-19 Beds Fill

Children stricken with asymptomatic Covid-19 should isolate at home and not be hospitalized, as pediatric beds are nearly full, the Queen Sirikit National Institute...
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New Curbs Eyed as Daily Covid-19 Cases Pass 33,000, Pushing Health...

. Phuket, meanwhile, readies plans to declare virus endemic, ease quarantine
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New Covid-19 Insurance Terms Take Effect, Leaving Some Holding Worthless Policies

New Covid-19 insurance conditions for treatment and daily compensation took effect Tuesday, leaving patients with mild symptoms unable to cash in their policies. The Thai...
Thailand Hospital Covid-19 Coronavirus

Thais Still Get Free Covid-19 Treatment After March 1, Health Ministry...

Thais will still receive free treatment of Covid-19 under the universal healthcare system after it is removed from an emergency-care program is ended March...
Burmese refugees at the Ma La camp in Tak Province.

Thailand Blocking U.S.-Brokered Deal to Give Burmese Refugees Covid-19 Vaccines

Millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses destined for Burmese refugees in Thailand have been delayed after Bangkok refused to give permission to the NGO spearheading...
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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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...
Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Booster Flowcart Reasons

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...
Thailand Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccination Vaccine Shot Jab

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...
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