Coronavirus

Cash-strapped Krabi halts quarantine at local hotels 

KRABI provincial authorities today (Sept. 30) sent an urgent letter to all eight district chiefs to stop sending those at risk of catching Covid to hotels participating in the alternate quarantine facilities programme because the province has run out of budget to cover the expenses, Siam Rath newspaper said this evening (Sept. 30). The circular

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Prayut avoids protesters during visit to flood-hit Nonthaburi

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Sept. 30) avoided protesters who called for an end to his rule during his official trip to a flood-hit Nonthaburi. Prayut who visited flood victims in Pak Kret district and the capital district of Bangkok’s neighbouring province was scheduled to disembark from a boat at

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Coronavirus

Govt inks deal to buy 60m AstraZeneca doses for third booster jabs next year

  THE Public Health Ministry yesterday (Sept. 29) signed a contract to buy 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for third booster jabs next year, Amarin TV said. Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul presided over the contract signing ceremony, worth 18 billion baht, between Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Disease Control Department,

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11 Bangkok communities get flood warning

  THE BANGKOK Metropolitan Administration today (Sept. 30) warned 11 communities in nine districts along the Chao Phraya river to start moving their belongings to higher places and closely monitor flooding, Amarin TV said. Bangkok Governor Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang said the Meteorological Department had warned that a monsoon trough lies across the lower central 

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