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60-70% of Thais have been infected with Covid: Expert

  A THAI medical expert said in a Facebook post today (Sept. 21) that blood tests previously carried out indicate that around 60-70% of the population have been infected with Covid-19, particularly the dominant Omicron subvariant, Matichon newspaper said. Dr. Yong Phuworawan, the head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty

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CCSA: Over 200,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 via ATK last week

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said this afternoon (August 4) that last week, July 24-July 30, as many as 201,554 people tested positive for this highly-infectious disease via antigen test kit (ATK) or an average of 28,793 cases a day with this total being worrisome, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s

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Rural doctors: Big shortage of Covid drugs

  MEMBERS of the Rural Doctor Society revealed in the group’s Facebook page chat today (July 18) that there is now a big shortage of two key Covid medicines, Favipiravir and Molnupiravir, despite the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) saying there is no scarcity, Sanook.com said. The rural doctors said supply is so limited that one

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Chadchart: Film, music festivals not triggering new Covid clusters

  BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt today (July 18) said that no new Covid clusters had been created through the holding of movie and music festivals in the capital after the Public Health Ministry asked Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to reduce large-scale events, Sanook.com The ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kiattipoom Wongrachit urged BMA to reduce such large-scale

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PM urges public to only follow CCSA’s news as Covid cases rise in 23 provinces

  THE Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr. Thaweesilp Wisanuyothin said after today’s (July 8) executive committee meeting that the number of cases are rising with there being a small wave in 23 provinces and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged the public to only listen to this agency’s news on the situation, Matichon newspaper said.

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Army chief tests positive for Covid after returning from Malaysia

  ARMY Commander-in-Chief Gen. Narongphan Jitkaewthae and six other senior army leaders all tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning from an official visit to Malaysia during June 30-July 1, Matichon newspaper said today (July 7).  Gen. Narongphan, who had visited the neighbouring country together with his delegation at the invitation of the Malaysian Commander-in-Chief, is

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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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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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