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Ministry again urges people to wear face masks

  LESS than two weeks after the announcement of the face mask mandate being lifted the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department today (July 5) urged the public to continue wearing them because Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are spread rapidly in the country, TV Channel 7 said. The twin subspecies have now taken over

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Two ministers found infected with Covid after returning from overseas

  BOTH Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit and Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul were found infected with Covid-19 after returning from trips to Europe, INN News and Sanook.com said today (June 28). Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha said Jurin tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a trip to the UK

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Chadchart for relaxing face mask rule and moving back to normal life

  BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said today (June 5) while the relaxation of the face mask mandate is mainly for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to consider the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will voice its opinion that people should start removing them in open spaces, Naewna newspaper said. Supporting this relaxation is the

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3 suspected monkeypox cases ‘found to be infected with herpes’

  THE PUBLIC HEALTH Ministry confirmed today (May 29) that three persons suspected to have been infected with monkeypox were found to have caught herpes, Matichon newspaper said. Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, the head of the Disease Control Department, reassured that no monkeypox cases had emerged in this country with the three suspected cases having been

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Dr Taweesilp urges frequent antigen testing after catching Covid

  AFTER himself getting infected the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Wisanuyothin urged the public to frequently test for this contagious disease with antigen test kits (ATKs), Sanook.com. In a Facebook message Dr. Taweesilp, who regularly briefed the public when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height, said he had a slight sore

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Covid tally with ATK cases reaches over 15,000

THAILAND’S Covid tally of 8,019 cases this morning (May 12) climbs to 15,959 if the 7,940 people who tested positive via ATK are added to the total while the 59 fatalities raised the death toll of 29,255, Thansettakij newspaper said. Assoc. Prof. Thira Woratanarat of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine cautioned that pandemic control is reflected

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Ministry: Bangkok close to reaching Endemic Sandbox phase

  THE PUBLIC Health Ministry said Bangkok is among the provinces where Covid-19 outbreak has improved with the number of new infections, critically-ill patients and fatalities continuing to decline and this is helping the capital move closer to the Endemic Sandbox phase, Matichon newspaper said today (May 2). Dr. Kiatpoom Wongrachit, the ministry’s permanent secretary,

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Phuket panel approves cancelling all Covid screenings from May 1 

PHUKET’S Communicable Disease Committee yesterday (Apr. 26) approved the cancelling of all Covid screenings at all entry channels in keeping with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee’s latest resolution, Thansettakij newspaper said. Phuket Governor Narong Woonsiew said the committee had analysed data on Covid situation from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office

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Restaurants allowed to serve alcohol till midnight from May 1

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee today (Apr. 22) changed to colour-coded Covid zones with there to be only two remaining from May 1 – yellow and blue – and restaurants allowed to serve alcohol till midnight thenceforth, Sanook.com said. However CCSA’s spokesman Dr. Thaweesilp Wisanuyothin said the meeting, which was presided

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