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Nearly 2,500 Pattaya residents lined up under the hot sun at Bali Hai Pier Aug. 4 to receive a free meal in a city devastated by the coronavirus epidemic.

Pattaya Becomes ‘Heartbreak City’ as Thousands Left to Beg for Food

A sign at the intersection of Beach and Central roads once proclaimed Pattaya the “Extreme City”. Now it could be called “Heartbreak City”. How else to describe the rows of thousands of people, sitting under the hot sun on hot concrete at the South Pattaya jetty waiting for handouts of food they no longer can afford?
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha picks some longgong while visiting fruit growers in tambon Tapong, Muang district of Rayong

Let Them Eat Fruit: Medical Workers Want mRNA Vaccines; Prayut Gave Them Mangosteen

The top item on the wish list of Thailand’s frontline medical workers and volunteers is an mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave...
Cholchan Pattaya Beach Resort ASQ State Quarantine Hospitel

Pattaya ‘Hospitel’ Caught Hiding Infectious Waste in Trash to Avoid High Disposal Fees

A Pattaya resort operating as a “hospital” was caught disguising infectious waste as ordinary garbage in an apparent attempt to avoid paying 16 times...
Thailand Temple Chiang Mai Wat Buddha Buddhist Church

Alms-Starved Thailand Temples Struggling to Keep Lights On

With monks refraining from collecting alms and Buddhist holiday events canceled, Thailand’s temples are having problems keeping the lights on. Sunthon Rattanapirom, dean of monks...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit

Positive Antigen Test Now Qualifies Covid-19 Victims to Obtain Drugs, Home Isolation Support

People who test positive for Covid-19 using antigen test kits can obtain prescription medications and undertake home isolation immediately under new guinace from the...
Sinopharm CRA Chublahorn Royal Academy Vaccine Coronavirus Thailand

CRA to Open Sinopharm Vaccine Registrations for Foreigners, Thais at 10 a.m. Wed.

Two doses of BBIBP-CorV developed by state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group – both commonly referred to as Sinopharm – cost 1,554 baht per person.
Pattaya Walking Street Bars For Rent Closed Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19 Lockdown

More than 1/3 of Thailand Now Under Lockdown

On Tuesday, Thailand reported a near-record 18,901 Covid-19 cases with 147 deaths.
Thais Wearing Face Masks in Chiang Mai

If Just 5% More People Followed Rules, Covid-19 Cases Would Plummet – Health Ministry

Public not taking coronavirus crisis seriously enough, Public Health Ministry says. Too many people out when they should be home.
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Covid-19 Vaccinations for Foreigners in Chiang Mai Finally Get Under Way

Hundreds of Chiang Mai expats finally got a shot at a Covid-19 vaccine job Monday at McCormick Hospital. Expats age 70 or over and who...
Thailand Bangkok Taxis Cabs

Labor Ministry Aiming to Pay Taxi Drivers 5,000 Baht Relief by Aug. 24

The Labor Ministry on Monday responded to pleas from taxi drivers to provide them with financial aid due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. Currently,...
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Kanchanaburi Closes Myanmar Border Crossings

The governor of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of all five border districts indefinitely, in response to a severe Covid-19 outbreak in Myanmar. In fear...
Bang Sue Grand Station Vaccination Center Bangkok Thailand Covid-19 Coronavirus

Covid-19 Vaccinations Appointments Now Available Through Mobile Networks

Vaccination bookings for Bang Sue Grand Station are now available through mobile network operators. People who make appointments for vaccinations via the AIS, True Move...
Thailand Corpse Body Covid-19 Cornavirus Deaths

2 Months Lockdown Needed for ‘Dark Red’ Provinces, But 30,000 Covid-19 Cases a Day...

Worst-case scenario sees 40,000 cases, 500 deaths daily, but even best-case model predicts 3rd wave won't peak until Oct.
Bangla Road stands empty in Patong, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Closes Borders, Leaves Sandoxers Isolated, Bored

Tourists arriving in Phuket’s “sandbox” from Aug. 3 will be touching down on an island all-but-sealed off from the rest of Thailand where anything remotely entertaining closed down.

West Throws Thailand Scraps from Huge Stockpile of Covid-19 Vaccines

U.S. 'goal' is to send another 1 million doses, but no firm commitment, timeline set.
Mock body bags lay on a picture of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to depict casualties of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during an anti-government march from Democracy Monument to Government House, in Bangkok July 18.

‘Fake News’ Crackdown a Last Gasp From Thailand’s Failing Gov’t Unable to Control Covid-19

Unable to stop a raging pandemic and fearful of a public uprising, ex-coup leaders look to jail those publishing even the truth.
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In Defense of Mixing Vaccines: Thai Health Officials Make Their Case

By Silada Lydia Rojratanakiat To maximize the usefulness of every tool available for the pandemic response, Thailand is exploring the advantages of combining doses of...
Covid-19 Coronavirus Body Stretcher Death Fatality Streets

Thailand Hits 16,355 New Covid-19 Cases as Health Ministry Debunks Rumor VIPs Get Pfizer...

Thailand’s coronavirus third wave continued to smash through records, with 16,533 new cases reported on Wednesday along with 133 deaths. The grim record came as...
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Thailand OKs Unproven, Dangerous Herbal Folk Remedy as Covid-19 Treatment

After failing to procure enough genuinely helpful coronavirus vaccines, the Thai government now is resorting to unproven, dangerous folk remedies to treat Covid-19.
Medical Oxygen Cylinders

Health Officials Can’t Agree Whether Thailand Has Enough Medical Oxygen Amid Illegal Tank Smuggling

Thailand health officials contradicted each other Tuesday over how much medical oxygen the country has to battle the coronavirus epidemic amid fears of a...
COVID-19 rapid antigen test testing

Bangkok Speeds Anigen-Based Coronavirus Testing to Judge Scale of Covid-19 Epidemic

Bangkok is speeding up coronavirus testing using antigen tests as the latest weapon in determining the scale of the capital’s Covid-19 infection wave. Gov. Aswin...
Bangkok Masks Covid-19 Coronavirus

No Decline in Bangkok Covid-19 Cases Until Late Aug. as Thailand Reports 14,150 New...

Thailand on Tuesday reported another near-record number of coronavirus cases with the Disease Control Department saying it doesn’t expect Covid-19 infections in Bangkok to...
Dr. Yong Poovorawan, director of the the Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University.

Controversial Thai Virologist Calls Covid-19 Vaccine Mixing ‘Highly Effective’

Thailand’s top – and controversial – virologist claims that a vaccine cocktail of Sinovac and AstraZeneca is highly effective in preventing Covid-19 infections. Dr. Yong...
Bangkok Slums Covid-19 Coronavirus Testing Test Vaccine

13% of Bangkok Slum Dwellers Infected with Covid-19, Testing Shows

The Rural Doctors’ Society reported Monday that more than 13 percent of residents in 40 Bangkok slums are infected with the coronavirus during pro-active...
The Bang Sue Grand Station inoculation center threatened to become a Covid-19 superspreader event in itself due to poor organization that led to massive, closely crowded queues.

Week of Lockdown Fails to Curb Covid-19 as Thailand Reports Record 15,376 Cases

A week of lockdown has brought no relief in Thailand’s struggle against the coronavirus with another record 15,376 new cases and 87 deaths reported...
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