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Covid kills a dentist while 512 health workers are infected

THE current wave coronavirus outbreak has led 512 medical personnel becoming infected in 57 provinces with one dentist who was suffering from an underlying disease succumbing to the disease, TV Channel 7 said this afternoon. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said the majority of the 512 medical workers infected

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Covid vaccine ‘won’t prevent infection but is a weapon to fight it’

By Thai Newsroom Reporters QUESTIONS have arisen about the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine in protecting people against the “double mutant” coronavirus variant that emerged in India. This issue came to the limelight after Dr Rajendra Kapila, an infectious disease expert at Rutgers University in US, died upon getting infected with the Indian strain during

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PM: No curfew or lockdown this time round

  PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said at 3.45 p.m. today (April 16) after a video meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) executive committee that there will neither be a lockdown nor a curfew to control the new spike in coronavirus cases, Thai Rath newspaper said. However he added that the opening hours

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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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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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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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Thailand plans to sign vaccine passport deals next month

THAILANLD is expected to begin signing vaccine passport deals with low-incidence countries which had begun vaccinating their people against Covid-19, NNT said today (March 15). Department of Disease Control Director-General Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong has announced that Thailand was planning to enter into bilateral agreements on vaccine passports with other countries and the vaccine passport scheme

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PM moves to ease restaurant dine-in regulation tomorrow

  PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said in a message posted on his Facebook page today (Feb. 22) that the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) big committee will  consider relaxing a regulation on people eating and drinking in restaurants and pubs at its meeting tomorrow, Siam Rath newspaper said. On January 4 the Bangkok Metropolitan

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