Coronavirus

31.3m people have got the first Covid jab, 800 their fourth

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said today (Sept. 26) 50,101,055 doses of Covid vaccines have administered across the country so far, Siam Rath newspaper said. Altogether 31.3 million people have received their first Covid jab, 16.9 million their second, 773,603 their third and 800 their fourth. Yesterday 112,215 people were vaccinated with 40,659

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Malaysia to probe claims of people bribing doctors for Covid vaccination certs

  By Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – The chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Azam Baki has pledged to investigate claims of doctors receiving bribes from those refusing Covid-19 vaccines in exchange for vaccination certificates.   In a statement today (Aug 31),  Azam said there were claims from the public that doctors or other parties

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Door opened for foreigners to pre-register for Covid jabs

THE FOREIGN Ministry’s Consular Affairs Department has opened a pre-registration system for foreigners in Thailand who are 60 years and older to sign up for coronavirus shots, Sanook.com said this afternoon (July 24). Recently 2,661 foreigners in this category had pre-registered for shots at Bang Sue Central Station. Very soon they will be informed of

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Chiang Mai puts off Covid jab amid 2,817 new cases

CHIANG MAI’S public and private hospitals today (June 5) indefinitely postponed Covid-19 vaccination appointments after receiving insufficient supply of the vaccines with this not being enough for all those who had registered, TV Channel 7 said. This northern province’s residents were told if additional vaccines was allocated the hospitals would immediately inform them. They were

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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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Travel agencies offering Covid-19 ‘vaccine tours’ to US

By Reuters Staff, published by MSN News TRAVEL agencies in Thailand are selling coronavirus “vaccine tours” to the United States, as some wealthy Thais grow impatient awaiting mass inoculations that are still a month away amid the country’s biggest outbreak so far. The tours reflect global differences in vaccinations, with the United States and Britain

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Ministry probing patient’s death after Covid vaccination

THE Public Health Ministry is investigating the death of an abdominal aneurysm patient who died of this same ailment after being given a Covid vaccine jab, Sanook.com said this morning (March 26, 2021). Deputy Public Health Minister Sophon Mekthon, who chairs the Subcommittee of Covid-19 Vaccine Administration and Management, said the unidentified patient who was

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India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive hits bump due to app glitch

By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia Satara, India: India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive hit a bump on the first day due to glitches in an app called Co-Win that is being used to coordinate the campaign, according to several officials involved in the immunisation programme. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched what his government has described

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In Covid-19 milestone for West, Britain starts mass vaccination

By Reuters Staff, published by US News London: A 90-year-old grandmother became the world’s first person to receive a fully-tested Covid-19 shot today (Dec. 8), as Britain began mass-vaccinating its people in a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history. Health workers started inoculating the most vulnerable with the

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