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New Year’s festival not being cancelled over new Covid strain

  THE PUBLIC Health Ministry today (Nov. 26) issued an alert for the public not to believe fake news spreading on social media that the government is going to cancel New Year’s festival because the new Covid-19 strain Deltacron XBC is now spreading here, TV Channel 7 said. The Disease Control Department said this information

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‘Police Plus’ app launched to speed up treatment at Police Hospital

  THE POLICE Hospital together with Kasikorn Bank today (Nov. 10) launched “Police Plus” app that utilises easy-to-use technology to boost medical efficiency with a target of meeting the needs of over 450,000 patients a year, Matichon newspaper said. National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittiprapas and Ms. Kattiya Indaravijaya, chief executive officer Kasikorn Bank,

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Fines for not wearing face mask being abolished

  DEPUTY Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (Oct. 20) that one of five bills the National Communicable Diseases Committee approved abolishes fines for not wearing a face mask, TV Channel 7 said. Approved was the drafting of a National Communicable Disease Committee regulation repealing fines for failure to comply with Section 34

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FDA warns against exaggerated ads by 3 brands of toothpaste

  THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today (Oct. 19) issued a warning against believing exaggerated claims by three brands of toothpaste in their advertisements run on social media, Matichon newspaper said. The three brands are as follows: – 3D Premium Plus toothpaste, sold under the trade name ATK, registration number 10-1-6400019767. Claims to be

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11th monkeypox case emerges in Thailand

  A THAI MAN who worked as a masseur in Qatar and fell ill there was confirmed to have contracted monkeypox upon returning home and is now country’s 11th case, Naewna newspaper said today (Oct. 17) Dr. Thares Krasanairawiwong, acting head of the Disease Control Department, said the 40-year-old unidentified man developed symptoms on Oct.

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3 Thais found infected with new Covid strain XBB in Hong Kong

  HONG KONG has found 29 people from overseas infected with the new Covid variant XBB and while the majority came from Singapore, three are from Thailand, TV Channel 7 said today (Oct. 13). Dr. Anan Jongkaewwattana, director of the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology’s Veterinary Health Innovation and Management Research Group, said

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Beware of life-threatening disease when walking through muddy water

THE widely-followed Panda Lab Doctor Facebook page warned people walking through muddy water amid the current heavy flooding in many parts of the country that they risk getting Melioidosis, also called Whitmore’s disease, a life-threatening infection, Sanook.com said today (Oct. 12). Mr. Pakphum Dejhassadin, a medical technologist who runs the popular Panda Lab Doctor page,

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Popular website says fake medical certificates offered for sale

  THE widely-followed website Panda Lab Doctor highlighted the sale of fake medical certificates by a Twitter account holder with samples and customer reviews also posted, Sanook.com said this morning (August 31). Mr. Pakphum Dejhassadin, a medical technologist who runs the popular Panda Lab Doctor website, said he was stunned by this scam and asked,

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