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More than 4,000 Indians die of Covid-19 for second straight day

By Reuters, published by The Straits Times Bengaluru/New Delhi – India recorded more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths for a second straight day today (May 13), while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth day, though the virus has become rampant in rural areas where cases can go unreported due to a lack of testing. Experts

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Moderna Covid vaccine gets FDA green light

THE Thai Food and Drug Administration today (May 13) registered the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in the category of a specially controlled drug as applied by Zuellig Pharma Ltd, Matichon newspaper said. Deputy government spokesperson Ms. Trisulee Trisoranakul said the vaccine, produced by American biotech company Moderna, will be available for private parties to purchase via

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Samsen canal community stages protest to get Covid tests

  RESIDENTS of the community residing along Samsen canal today (May 13) staged a demonstration to pressure the government to undertake proactive tests in their neighbourhood as over 40 residents are now infected, Amarin TV said. Mr. Somnuk Thapnoi, former chairman of the Samsen canal community, along with other residents said after coronavirus cases started

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