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829 new Covid cases nationwide, 22 in Bangkok

THAILAND logged a total of 829 new Covid-19 cases today (Jan. 31) with 22 patients found in Bangkok yesterday and of these six were restaurant workers and one a three-year-old boy, Sanook.com reported. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) assistant spokeswoman Dr. Phanprapha Yongtrakul said at 11.30 a.m. this morning that the new cases

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WHO: Global pandemic ‘will not end’ if vaccine nationalism takes hold

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the pandemic may not end if countries engage in a growing trend of vaccine nationalism. One year since the WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “we will not end the pandemic anywhere until we end it everywhere”. Dr Tedros’

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Pfizer vaccine reportedly kills 29

The Australian government is seeking ‘immediate’ advice and information after Norway reported 29 deaths related to the Pfizer vaccine. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has asked the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to seek further information on the Pfizer vaccine, following a Norwegian report about the risks of its administration. The TGA on Sunday afternoon confirmed

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Myanmar army mute on coup talk

YANGON: Myanmar’s military said yesterday (Saturday) said it would protect and abide by the country’s constitution and act according to law, amid concerns that the armed forces might attempt to seize power. In an official statement, the military, known locally as the Tatmadaw, said recent remarks by its commander-in-chief, Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing, about

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A shot in the arm for Thai tourism

Tourism operators have called on the government to prioritise vaccinations for people in major tourism destinations as a way to protect local employment and reinvigorate the national economy. President of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, Vichit Prakobgosol, said most locals at tourism destinations who are heavily reliant on international markets should get vaccinated early.

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