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Frenchwoman found infected with coronavirus after clearing quarantine

THE Public Health Ministry has not yet confirmed that a 57-year-old Frenchwoman found infected with Covid-19 on Koh Samui after travelling there with her family upon clearing 14-day quarantine in Samut Prakan province has in fact caught the disease in Thailand, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (Oct. 23). Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, director of the General Communicable

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Ruamrudee Alumnus Creates Novel Full-Face Respirator

A TEAM of UBC (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) engineering students, led by Faheem Saeed, a fourth-year UBC Mechanical Engineering student specializing in Biomedical Engineering, have created an affordable, breathable, full-face N99+ respirator that is reusable and completely transparent – possibly the first of its kind. Made of optical-grade polycarbonate, it provides a complete

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Drug used to treat stomach ulcers ‘successful against coronavirus’

By AFP staff, published by Channel NewsAsia Hong Kong – An affordable anti-microbial drug used to treat stomach ulcers and bacterial infections has shown promise in combatting the coronavirus in animals, scientists in Hong Kong announced today (Oct 12). Researchers set out to explore whether metallodrugs – compounds containing metal that are more commonly used

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Mae Sot checkpoint remains open with Myanmar trucks still rolling in  

SMALL Myanmar trucks continued to cross over to Thailand via the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge at Mae Sot border town despite three drivers having recently tested positive for coronavirus with this triggering a protest yesterday to completely shut the border, Siam Rath reported today (October 12, 2020). These Myanmar trucks all stopped at the loading

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Frantic Covid-19 testing in Mae Sot after infected Thai crosses over from Myanmar

FEAR gripped Mae Sot town on the border with Myanmar after a Thai businessman who crossed over today (Oct. 8) tested positive for coronavirus with doctors and officials frantically testing cargo vehicle drivers coming over the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, Sanook.com reported. The Thai businessman was only found to be infected with this deadly infection after

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Trump tests positive for the coronavirus

By New York Times Washington — US President Trump said early this morning (Oct. 2) that he and the first lady have tested positive for the coronavirus, throwing the nation’s leadership into uncertainty and escalating the crisis posed by a pandemic that has already killed more than 207,000 Americans and devastated the economy. “Tonight, @FLOTUS

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Thammasat: Reports of students infected with Covid-19 fake news 

THAMMASAT University today (Oct. 1) categorically denied any of its students have been infected by Covid-19 as claimed by widely circulated news reports with the administrators branding them as fake news, Siam Rath newspaper reported. The false reports are based on a fake document dated September 22, 2020 which the university administration debunked and stated

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Scientists puzzled by Africa’s low fatality rates from pandemic

By Reuters staff, published by The Hindu AFRICA’S overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when Covid-19 hit the continent in February. The new coronavirus was already wreaking havoc in wealthy Asian and European nations, and a United Nations agency said in April that, even with

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Myanmar’s ‘maximum containment’ Covid plan pushed to brink as virus surges

By Reuters, published by Yahoo News Yangon – Myanmar has quarantined tens of thousands of people to prevent a coronavirus outbreak from overwhelming its fragile healthcare system but public health experts and doctors say the strategy is on the brink of collapse as infections surge. The Southeast Asian nation is housing more than 45,000 people,

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Interpreter flown back from Saudi Arabia dies of Covid-19

A LABOUR Ministry interpreter who got infected with Covid-19 while working in Saudi Arabia and was flown back to Thailand after his condition improved died around noon today (Sept. 18, 2020) at Ratchawithi Hospital, Sanook.com reported. Mr. Prida Chuphoodee, an advisor to Chularajmontri, said the 54-years-old Muslim interpreter is a resident of Chachoengsao province and

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AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial, shares slip on rollout doubts

By Reuters, published by US News London – AstraZeneca has suspended global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine after an unexplained illness in a participant, knocking the British drugmaker’s shares today (Sept. 9) as prospects for an early rollout dimmed. The vaccine to combat Covid-19, which AstraZeneca is developing with the University of Oxford, has

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Video clip of illegal aliens crossing into Thailand sparks fear online

ALTHOUGH governors of provinces bordering Myanmar have been told to step up control of natural crossings to prevent Myanmar job-seekers from slipping through, with the neighbouring country now hit by a second wave of Covid-19 outbreak, many of them continue trying to illegally get across, Sanook.com reported today (Sept. 6, 2020). The well-known Mor Lab

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