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

Thailand now has more Covid cases per million people than India

  THE latest statistics from Our World Data scientific online publication shows that Thailand’s daily Covid infections per million people has now surpassed India after the latter succeeded in sharply reducing the infection rate, Sanook.com said this morning (June 25). Thailand’s ongoing coronavirus wave that started in April continues to intensify with there being thousands

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World news

‘No truth’ in Indian minister’s claims of Singapore Covid-19 variant

By Channel NewsAsia Singapore – Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has expressed its concerns to India’s High Commissioner over comments made by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal about a purported Covid-19 variant found in Singapore. In a press statement today (May 19), MFA said it “regrets the unfounded assertions made on Facebook and Twitter”

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Coronavirus

India’s anti-Covid oral drug to be available next month

By Indiatimes.com and published by MSN News INDIA’S Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)’s new anti-Covid  oral drug, just approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), is effective against different variants of the coronavirus and helps in bringing patients out of oxygen support, said DRDO scientists yesterday (May 10). Dr Anant Narayan Bhatt,

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Coronavirus

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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Sports

‘Blood on your hands’: Slater slams Australian PM over India travel ban

  By Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsai Melbourne – Former test opener and cricket commentator Michael Slater has pilloried the Australian government over its decision to ban citizens in Covid-ravaged India from returning home, saying Prime Minister Scott Morrison has “blood” on his hands. Australian residents and citizens are banned from entering the country within

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World news

China’s Xi offers more help to India in message to Modi amid Covid-19 outbreak

By AP and published by Channel NewsAsia Beijing – Chinese leader Xi Jinping today (April 30) offered additional assistance to India in battling the Covid-19 outbreak ravaging the country, putting aside a simmering rivalry and tensions along their disputed border. State media reported that Xi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a personal message of

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