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‘Carelessness’ Kills Covid-19 Patient Vaccinated 4 Times

Four Covid-19 vaccine shots did not help save the life of a Thai whose death was among 36 others reported Friday. Center for Covid-19 Situation...
A handout photo made available by the Department of Corrections shows Thai Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin (center) chats with inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus as they are quarantined and treat inside a field hospital for prisoners set up at the Corrections Hospital in Bangkok in May 2021.

Thai Prisons to Resume Family Visits After 13-Months Covid-19 Lockdown

The Corrections Department will resume in-person prison visits for relatives starting next week amid improvements in the Covid-19 situation. Ayut Sinthoppan, director-general of the Corrections...
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Phuket Lifts All Covid-19 Restrictions on Vaccinated Domestic Tourists Sunday

Fully vaccinated domestic tourists will be able to visit Phuket without restriction starting Sunday as the province tries to pump up its tourism industry. Gov....
A medical worker at a hospital in Surin, Thiailand administers a coronavirus test through a 'Covid Box' made by state telephone company TOT out of an old phone booth.

Gov’t Blocking 15 Provinces from Declaring Covid-19 Endemic

Fifteen provinces are ready to declare Covid-19 an endemic disease, but may see their plans thwarted by the central government. Dr. Suthep Petchmak, inspector-general of...
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All of Thailand Can Drink Legally Until Midnight Starting May 1

In addition to doing away with the Test & Go tourist-entry scheme, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday ended coronavirus-control “orange” zones,...
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Thai Insurance Companies Pay ฿60 Billion in Covid-19 Benefits, Total Seen Hitting ฿100 Billion

Insurance companies paid out nearly 60 billion baht on Covid-19 insurance policies through the end of March with the total payouts expected to reach...

Surprise! (Not): Thailand Won’t Declare Covid-19 Endemic July 1

. Anutin begrudgingly admits disease controls on tourists, nightlife will have to be eased
Thais told to work from home after Songrkan

Thais Told to Work from Home 1 Week to Blunt Post-Songkran Covid-19 Surge

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration advised businesses and government agencies to allow employees to work from home for a week to blunt the...

Gov’t Doctors Continue Hand-Wringing Over Post-Songkran Covid-19 Spike

More hand-wringing from medical hacks on Friday as a chronically conservative advisor to the government predicted the number of daily Covid-19 cases would double...
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FDA Warns Against Bogus Covid-19 Vaccine Mouth Spray

The Food and Drug Administration warned against a mouth spray that claims to "catch and kill" the coronavirus, saying the agency has never approved...
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Thailand Pass, Test & Go May Be Scrapped May 1

. Tourism minister to urge CCSA on April 22 to go beyond dropping on-arrival PCR test

Still Petrified of Songkran, Health Officials Predict 100K Covid-19 Cases After Holiday

. Even though 95% of cases will be mild, asymptomatic, Thailand still threatening new restrictions
Paxlovid Covid-19 Pfizer Antivirual Drug

Pfizer Covid-19 Antiviral Finally Arrives in Thailand

. Paxlovid seen reducing hospitalizations after Songkran.
A Covid-19 patient in an intensive-care ward at a private hospital in Bangkok.

Health Ministry Sounds Alarm Over Deadly Covid-19 Spike After Songkran

The Ministry of Public Health raised an alarm over the potential for more Covid-19 patients needing ventilators after Songkran. Dr. Sumanee Wacharasint, director of the...
Thailand Royal Gazette Rules Covid songkran

New Covid-19 Rules Covering Songkran Published

The Royal Gazette on Friday published rules to control Covid-19 during the Songkran period, including a ban on water fights and eased disease-control measures...
Surin Hospital Thailand

Pandemic Lives on Surin

. Plan to designate Covid-19 endemic delayed.
1330 Call Center Hotline Phone Operators NHSO Covid-19 Thailand

1330 Covid-19 Hotline Gets Even More Options

. 'Please wait and listen through all 18 choices before entering your selection'.
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Cabinet OKs Spending Billions More on Covid-19, Cost-of-Living Subsidies

Thailand continued to spend money it doesn’t have Monday, approving another 8.5 billion baht for its coronavirus response and 10 more subsidies to reduce...
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Businesses Threatened with Closure for Ignoring Songkran Splashing Rules

Businesses face immediate closures if they fail to comply with disease-control measures laid out by the government for Songkran. While the government has relaxed Covid-19...
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Pregnant Women Warned Against Taking Thailand’s Main Covid-19 Drug, Favipiravir

The Department of Health has advised pregnant women who have Covid-19 not to take locally made antiviral medicine Favipiravir, saying the drug may harm...
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Thailand to Declare Covid-19 Endemic July 1, Even as Daily Cases Hit Record 72,478

The Public Health Ministry hopes to declare Covid-19 an endemic disease on July 1, claiming it can bring the coronavirus outbreak under control the...
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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 Covid-19 Cases Soar

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

. 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...
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