Coronavirus

Ministry: Youths showing slight symptoms in current Covid uptick

THE Public Health Ministry said clinical observation shows that the current round of coronavirus outbreak which started in entertainment venues is mostly spreading among youths who only display slight symptoms, Thai Rath newspaper said today (April 10). Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said while the original advice on Covid symptoms

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Chula doctor: British Covid strain spread here from Cambodia

A CHULALONGKORN University doctor suspects that the fast-spreading British variant of coronavirus that has now emerged in Thailand likely came across the border from Cambodia where a severe outbreak is raging, Siam Rath newspaper said this afternoon (April 8) Dr Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of

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Alert issued after entertainment Covid cluster emerges

THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) today (April 4) warned those at high-risk of contracting coronavirus after visiting nine pubs and other entertainment venues from where a new Covid cluster has emerged to immediately contact the health officials, Siam Rath newspaper said. In his Facebook post,  Pol. Capt. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, BMA’s spokesperson, said this cluster consists

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10 Thai returnees infected with South African Covid variant

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) revealed today (April 2) that 10 Thai nationals returning from Tanzania, United Arab Emirates and Mozambique have been found to be infected with the South African variant of Covid-19, Sanook.com said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, said half of the 10 returnees showed symptoms but the other half

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Quarantine cut to 7 days for some Covid vaccinated travellers 

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced that starting today (April 1) those travellers entering Thailand who have been vaccinated against coronavirus at least 14 days before departure need only be quarantined for seven days, down from at least 14 days previously, Sanook.com said. Those who have not been vaccinated or received the jab

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Leaders of 23 countries back pandemic treaty idea for future emergencies

By Reuters Staff, published by US News & World Report Geneva/Brussels – Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organization today (March 30) backed an idea to create an international treaty that would help deal with future health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic by tightening rules on sharing information. The idea of such a

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Ministry probing patient’s death after Covid vaccination

THE Public Health Ministry is investigating the death of an abdominal aneurysm patient who died of this same ailment after being given a Covid vaccine jab, Sanook.com said this morning (March 26, 2021). Deputy Public Health Minister Sophon Mekthon, who chairs the Subcommittee of Covid-19 Vaccine Administration and Management, said the unidentified patient who was

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New Covid cluster found at Bangkok confectionery factory

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said today (March 24) that a new cluster of 17 coronavirus cases has been found at a confectionery factory in Bang Khun Thian district with three of them being Thai and 14 Myanmar citizens, Sanook.com said. CCSA’S assistant spokeswoman Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said after revealing  the daily Covid

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GPO starts human trials of domestically developed Covid-19 vaccine

THE Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has started human trials of a domestically developed Covid-19 vaccine and expects to deploy it next year, NNT said today (March 23, 2021) The trials are being conducted in cooperation with Mahidol University’s Faculty of Tropical Medicine by delivering shots to 18 volunteers on Monday. The home-grown vaccine candidate is

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