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Daily Covid cases in Bangkok drop below 2,000

  AMID the recent plunge in nationwide daily Covid count Bangkok too made an improvement today (May 16) logging 1,750 cases, however the capital remains at the top of the 10 worst-hit provinces, TV Channel 7 said. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said this morning there were 5,238 new cases and 40 deaths

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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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Academic: Yesterday’s Covid death toll third highest in the world

ISSUING another warning in a Facebook post today (Apr. 18) was Assoc. Prof. Thira Woratanarat of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine pointing out that yesterday’s 128 Covid deaths was the third highest in the world with this clearing showing that the situation here is still severe, Sanook.com said. The  Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)

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Academic: Covid stats show control measures are not fully effective

  IN A Facebook post today (Apr. 16) Assoc. Prof. Thira Woratanarat of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine pointed out that the daily Covid death toll has risen alarmingly from January this year with this being  empirical evidence that the public health policies and measures have not been effective enough in controlling the Omicron outbreak

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Covid panel tells BMA to sort out water splashing on Khao San road

  AFTER images of revellers merrily splashing water on Khao San road were published by the Thai press Gen. Suphot Malaniyom, secretary-general of the National Security Council and director of operations at the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) told the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Interior Ministry officials to resolve the problem, TV Channel

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Hospitals told to brace for jump in Covid patients after Songkran

PUBLIC Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has ordered all hospitals across the country to be fully prepared for an expected increase in the number of Covid patients after the Songkran festival, Sanook.com said today (Apr. 9). Hospitals have also been instructed to brace for injuries from accidents and treat other illnesses. Anutin mentioned that the government

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Covid panel has not yet scrapped PCR test for travellers 

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee decided at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (April 8) to put off cancelling RT-PCR test and only use ATK for travellers coming to the country by Test & Go, Sandbox and Quarantine procedures, Sanook.com said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, said the

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Chaos at police station probing Tangmo Nida case as chief catches Covid

THERE was chaos at the crowded Mueang Nonthaburi police station, which is investigating the drowning of actress Pataratida Patcharawirapong, or Tangmo Nida, in Chao Phraya river during a speedboat trip in February,  after the superintendent tested positive for Covid-19 via an antigen kit yesterday (Apr. 4), TV Channel 7 said. Dozens of people, including journalists

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