Coronavirus

1,633 Covid cases in Bangkok while national tally tops 12,000 

BANGKOK’S Covid count dropped to 1,633 today (Sept. 24) while the national tally remained steady at 12,697 cases but there were altogether 132 deaths, Siam Rath newspaper said. The 10 Bangkok districts that logged the most infections today are as follows: – Bangna, 111 cases; – Sai Mai, 107 cases; – Bang Sue, 77 cases;

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Bali tourism industry looking for uptick after Covid-19 restrictions eased

By Reuters, published by The Straits Times Kuta, Indonesia – Bali’s tourism industry is hoping for an uptick in business after Covid-19 social restrictions were eased for the resort island on Monday (Sept. 13), with the government beginning to formulate plans to allow foreign travel to resume. The country’s once thriving holiday hotspot has been

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Senator catches Covid despite two AstraZeneca jabs

  THERE is a coronavirus alert at the parliament this morning (Sept. 13) after Senator Apichart Todilokwet got infected despite having received two AstraZeneca jabs, Sanook.com said. Dr. Jet Siratharanon, a senator and chairman of the committee to handle the coronavirus pandemic situation, said a detailed timeline of Apichart’s activities is being tracked. However, as

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Coronavirus

Health Ministry receives donated medical supplies from China, India

THE Ministry of Public Health has received medical supplies donated by government agencies and private firms in China and India to help Thailand fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This equipment will be distributed to Covid-19 treatment facilities across the country, NNT said today (Sept. 10). Deputy Permanent Secretary of Public Health, Dr Narong Saiwong today accompanied

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Coronavirus

Moderna shares up after revealing single-shot vaccine booster for Covid and flu

  By CNBC and Siam Rath MODERNA shares rose yesterday (Sept. 10) after it announced it’s developing a two-in-one vaccine booster shot that protects against both Covid-19 and the seasonal flu. The new vaccine, which the company is calling mRNA-1073, combines Moderna’s current Covid vaccine with a flu shot that’s also under development, according to

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Covid tally climbs to 16,031 cases with 3,736 being in Bangkok

THAILAND’S daily Covid count rose again today (Sept. 9) to 16,031 cases, up from 14,176  yesterday, amid 220 deaths, down from 228 yesterday, while Bangkok continued to have the highest number of cases with the 24-hour total being 3,736 plus 44 fatalities, TV Channel 7 and Sanook.com said, The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)

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Germany donates life-saving Covid drugs to Thailand

  GERMANY is preparing to deliver medication worth 153 million baht for treatment of Covid-19 patients in Thailand with the donation being part of assistance to help fight the coronavirus pandemic here, Siam Rath newspaper quoted the German embassy as saying today (Sept. 7).  The German Ministry of Health has donated monoclonal antibodies (Casirivimab and

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Coronavirus

‘Pantries of sharing’ being set up in Bangkok to ease pandemic pain

THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has started setting up “pantries of sharing” at various locations in all 50 districts of the metropolis with these to be stocked with non-perishable food items to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, TV Channel 7 said today (Sept. 6). BMA Governor Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang also invited companies,

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Coronavirus

Move to lift emergency decree on Friday

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee will consider revoking the emergency decree at its meeting on Friday September 10 which will evaluate the coronavirus situation in the country after the latest relaxation of restrictions, TV Channel 7 said today (Sept. 6). The CCSA executive panel chaired by Prime MInister Prayut Chan-o-cha

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