Health

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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Rules on entry, face masks, entertainment venues eased from July 1

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee today (June 17) approved the Tourism and Sports Ministry’s proposal cancelling the use of immigration forms, known as Tor Mor 6, and Thailand Pass which would enable foreign tourists to enter the country without having to filling them, Sanook.com and Matichon newspaper said. Minister of

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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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Business

Entertainment venues allowed to reopen in blue, green provinces from June 1

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee today (May 20) allowed entertainment venues such as  pubs, bars, karaoke lounges and massage parlours to reopen from June 1 onwards but only in blue and green provinces, Sanook.com said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman,said these venues are only allowed to stay open till midnight and

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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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