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Russian and Chinese jets patrol East Asia skies, capping Biden trip

  By Reuters, published by Financial Digest Tokyo / Seoul/ Washington – Russian and Chinese military planes conducted joint exercises to patrol the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday in a pointed farewell to US President Joe Biden as he concluded an Asia trip that rankled Beijing. Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its

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Local news

Cyclone Asani not hitting Thailand but strengthening winds nationwide

  THE tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal turned into tropical cyclone Asani at 4 p.m. today (May 8) and while Thailand is not being directly hit winds will strengthen nationwide and the South will face continuous rainfall that could trigger flash floods, Thansettakij newspaper quoted the Thai Meteorological Department as saying. Mr. Somwan

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Business

Cabinet nod for Thai-India Air Travel Bubble, flights to start this month

  THE Cabinet today (Mar. 1) approved the Air Travel Bubble Agreement between Thailand and India to again resume commercial flights between the two countries after suspension since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amarin TV said. Airlines are expected to start flying between the two countries this month. Ms. Ratchada Thanadirek, deputy spokesperson for

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Health

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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Health

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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‘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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Health

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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Health

Indian variant of Covid-19 reaches Thailand

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said today (May 10) that the Indian variant of coronavirus has reached Thailand with a pregnant Thai woman and one of her three sons who returned home from Pakistan being confirmed to have been exposed to it, Amarin TV said. CCSA’S assistant spokeswoman Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said

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Health

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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