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A Land Transport Department worker installs a plastic partition in a Bangkok cab.

2,000+ Bangkok Taxis Now Fitted with Plastic Antivirus Partitions

The Land Transport Department said more than 2,000 taxis are now equipped with partitions to help prevent drivers from catching the coronavirus. Director-General Chirute Visalachitra...
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul always has something to say, even when no one asked.

No One Asked, But Anutin Offers Ideas on Rules for Thailand’s Nov. 1 Reopening

. Never one to shirk the spotlight, Anutin offered his unsolicited advice on the the regulations that will govern the admittance of fully vaccinated foreign tourists next month.
Streets, highway onraps and sidestreets are deserted in Bangkok's Khlong Toei district as Thailand imposes a national night-time curfew to arrest the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Covid-19 pulmonary disease it causes. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Curfew, List of ‘Dark Red’ Provinces Shrinks Saturday

Thailand’s nighttime curfew shrinks to four hours and the list of “dark red” provinces to 23 Saturday after the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s...
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Breakthrough Covid-19 Cases in Thailand: What You Need to Know

Nearly 22 years into the 21st century, Covid-19 has become the most infectious and deadly virus of the century, not only among unvaccinated people,...
Thai residents in Pattani Province line up to register for Covid-19 testing.

Thailand Frantic to Contain Covid-19 Surge in South in 2 Months

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported rising numbers of new coronavirus infections in the South, prompting an order to to Public Health Ministry...
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha accepts coronavirus-treatment drugs from Georg Schmidt, German ambassador to Thailand.

Prayut Accepts Covid-19 Drugs Donation from Germany

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha accepted Covid-19 treatment drugs donated by the German government. Georg Schmidt, German ambassador to Thailand, delivered 2,000 units of the the...

Universal Health Coverage Key to Conquering Covid-19, Thai Foreign Minister Tells UN

Without universal health care, Thailand’s coronavirus epidemic would have been worse, but more investment is needed before the next pandemic, the country’s foreign minister...
mAbxience, the biotec company of the Spanish Insud Pharma Group, produces the AstraZeneca vaccine in Spain.

Thailand Buying 614K Doses of Same Covid-19 Made in Pathum Thani

Thailand is getting another 165,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Plc. vaccine… from Spain, not Pathum Thani. The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the purchase of the...

Waiting for Covid-19 Cases to Drop Further? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Public Health Ministry says daily cases to remain near 10,000 due to relaxed lockdown
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Access to Koh Phi Phi Restricted Another 7 Days to Sept. 24

Krabi’s Communicable Disease Committee extended access restriction for Phi Phi Island for seven days as more Covid-19 cases linked to infections at anunder-construction sewage-treatment...
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ on Edge of Axe as Covid-19 Cases Rise another 234

Phuket’s “sandbox” foreign-tourism program is dancing on the blade of the axe as the island province deals with more than 200 new coronavirus cases...
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appears ready to perform his George Bush “Mission Accomplished” impression and signal that the crisis is over, when, of course, it’s months away from being so.

‘Mission Accomplished’? – Embattled Prayut Ready to Dissolve CCSA, End Emergency Decree

PM appears ready to perform his best George W. Bush “Mission Accomplished” impression and signal that the crisis is over, when it’s months away from being so.
Restaurants with outdoor seating can fill 75 percent of those tables. But air-conditioned, indoor dining rooms are capped at 50%.

Vaccine, Testing Requirement for Restaurants Dies, But Profits Still Will Be Hard to Find

No Booze, 8 p.m. closing, capacity limits means tough times to continue for restaurants, with vaccine looming on horizon
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Bangkok Market Vendors Face 2-Week Shutdown If Covid-19 Found at Stall

City Hall stopped up sanitation measures at 29 large Bangkok fresh markets where 18,963 merchants and staff work. Deputy city clerk Chawin Sirinak said the...
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China to Donate ฿50 Million in Medical Equipment

China will donate about 50 million baht in medical supplies to help Thailand battle Covid-19. The Chinese embassy in Bangkok said that the 10-million-yuan contribution...

More Encouraging Covid-19 Signs: Hospital Bed Crunch Easing

Hospital-bed occupancy for Covid-19 patients are falling with officials closely monitoring the number of seriously ill in Bangkok, according to the Department of Medical...
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Pattaya Drowning in ‘Hazardous’ Trash From Covid-19 Patients

With nearly 20,000 Pattaya residents either in the hospital, ‘hospitels” or “home isolation”, the city’s hazardous waste problem is growing faster than coronavirus cases. Deputy...
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Disease-Control Panel OKs Steps Needed for Thailand to Fully Reopen

The National Communicable Disease Committee has approved four points to help stem the spread of Covid-19 and drive the country forward by implementing a...
A chart based current Thailand coronavirus cases and India's battle against the delta variant indicates Thailand's Covid-19 peak may have already passed.

Thailand May Begin Easing Covid-19 Restrictions in Sept. as Health Officials See Downward Trend

Experts believe peak in cases has passed, see curve flattening by end-Sept., but months away from ending.
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Thailand Covid-19 Deaths Top 300 Daily for 1st Time

Thailand logged a new record high of 312 daily Covid-19 fatalities and recorded 20,515 new patients over the past 24 hours, the Public Health...
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Thailand OK’s ฿9.4 Billion for 20 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a 9.4-billion-baht purchase of 20,001,150 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech, a contract for which has already been...

Thailand Reports 20,258 New Covid-19 Cases as Lockdown Extended

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration on Tuesday reported 20,258 new coronavirus cases and 239 new fatalities a day after extending the semi-lockdown in...
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Gov’t Pays Out ฿6.5 Billion in Coronavirus Relief for Locked-Down Thais

The government has already transferred 6.5 billion baht in Social Security payments to full-time employees affected by the lockdown measures, while additional financial aid...
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Early Study Claims Thai-Made ‘ChulaCOV-19’ Vaccine as Effective as Pfizer

The Phase 1 trial of Thailand’s homegrown mRNA Covid-19 vaccine ChulaCOV-19, suggests the candidate vaccine can help the body elicit the same level of...
Sister Ann Rosa Nu Tawng kneels and pleads with security personnel not to shoot unarmed civilians in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state, on Feb. 28. (Photo supplied)

Myanmar’s ‘Kneeling Nun’ Took on Junta; Now She Fights for Covid-19 Patients

For Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng, her role during the pandemic is not much different from her role during political unrest
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