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Beach bars on Koh Samui await domestic tourists, who now don't have to take a coronavirus test to visit if they're fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Phuket, Koh Samui Drop Covid-19 Testing Requirement for Domestic Tourists

Likely precursors to what international visitors may experience come November, Phuket and Koh Samui are dropping onerous disease-control measures for domestic tourists. This week, Phuket...
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Pick Up a Six Pack of Beer, Covid-19 Test Kits at 7-Eleven Near You

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered the Public Health Ministry to make Covid-19 antigen test kits available at general and online stores and assigned the...
A woman displays her phone to doorman, to conform using a mobile application to help contact-tracing at the entrance to the upmarket shopping mall Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 17, 2020. Thai authorities allowed department stores, shopping malls and other businesses to reopen from Sunday, selectively easing restrictions meant to combat the coronavirus. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Test Negative to Shop: Mall Patrons Must Be Vaxed or Pass Covid Test to...

Health Department also to require mall workers to be vaccinated
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Is Bangkok’s Covid-19 Outbreak Slowing? One Doctors Group Thinks So

Throughout Thailand’s coronavirus epidemic, Bangkok has been the cancerous tumor, metastasizing virus to every corner of the kingdom. The outbreak will not end until...
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Bangkok Opens 6 Covid-19 Testing Centers

Six Covid-19 permanent testing units begin operation today in Bangkok, replacing mobile units that have traveled around the city. Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang said the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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DDC Launches QueQ App for Covid-19 Test Appointments

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control is enabling people to make appointments for Covid-19 tests using the QueQ mobile application. DDC Director-General Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong said...
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With Pivot to Mass Testing, Thailand Unlikely to See 0 Covid-19 Cases Until Pandemic...

Kingdom discovers what West already knew: More testing leads to more cases, including 309 Friday
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Immigration Drops Covid-19 Test Requirement for Renewing Thailand Visas

The Immigration Bureau backed down from a proposal to require foreigners seeking to extend visas to produce proof of a negative coronavirus test, calling...
Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang gave the update on disease-control efforts in the capital while inspecting Covid-19 tests at the Or Tor Kor market on Monday.

Mass Coronavirus Testing Underway at 472 Bangkok Markets

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is testing people at 472 markets, focusing on migrant workers, and intends to test 5,000-8,000 people in a week. Gov. Aswin...
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Phuket Tries to Open to Farangs Without Scaring Off Skittish Thai Travelers

Desperate Phuket tourism businesses will continue efforts to bring domestic tourists to the southern resort island even as local officials prepare to welcome Thailand’s...
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Japanese Flyer From Bangkok Who Tested Positive Cleared of Covid-19 in 2nd Test

A Japanese national who tested positive for the coronavirus at a Tokyo airport after returning from Thailand tested negative on a more-thorough second test,...
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Suvarnabhumi Covid-19 Test Lab Offers Faster Tests, Few Practical Benefits

Government's expensive showpiece can process only 170 tests a day, and has done only 46 in 3 weeks.
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Thailand Marks 8 Weeks Without Local Case of Covid-19

Thailand on Monday marked eight weeks and more than four coronavirus incubation cycles without a locally transmitted case of Covid-19. Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin, spokesman for...
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Gov’t Stamps ‘Made in Thailand’ on Covid-19 Weapons

Thailand is making its own coronavirus tests, PPE, vaccine to prepare for 2nd wave

Bangkok Airport Opens 90-Minute Coronavirus Testing Lab

Negative tests will allow foreign tourists to skip quarantine
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Koh Samui’s 4-Hour Covid-19 Tests Could Earn Island First Dibs on Foreign Tourists

Koh Samui hopes to put its new four-hour coronavirus testing lab to good use restarting the island’s tourism industry. Vorasit Pongkumpunt, president of the Tourism...
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4-Hour Coronavirus Testing Now Available on Koh Samui

While Koh Samui has seen only seven cases of Covid-19 and none in more than a month, coronavirus tests that yield results in just...
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