Coronavirus

Another hospital shuts emergency services amid 11,305 Covid cases, 80 deaths

  LERDSIN HOSPITAL this morning (July 20) announced the closure of its emergency room services due to the large number of coronavirus patients with the Public Health Ministry announcing 11,305 new cases and 80 deaths over the past 24 hours, Siam Rath newspaper said. On a more positive note Pfizer (PFE.N) and Germany’s BioNTech (22UAy.DE)

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Police move in to clear protest sites

  A LARGE number of crowd control police started clearing today’s (July 18) key protest sites this evening bringing in high-pressure water cannon trucks along with them and announcing that those who do not return will be immediately arrested, Thai Rath newspaper said. At 7.48 p.m. the police units seized control of Nang Loeng intersection

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Anti-Prayut protesters hit by rubber bullets, tear gas near Govt House

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS today (July 18) renewed a massive street protest near Government House pressing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down but police shot rubber bullets, tear gas and high-pressure water cannons to keep them at bay. The latest Bangkok street protest, organised by 15 activist groups including the Free Youth,

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Coronavirus

Dangerous trend: WHO warns against mixing and matching Covid vaccines

  By Reuters Staff, published by India Today, and Thai Newsroom THE World Health Organisation’s chief scientist yesterday (July 12) advised against people mixing and matching Covid-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a “dangerous trend” since there was little data available about the health impact. “So it’s a little bit of a dangerous trend

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Pfizer-BioNTech shots ‘have stronger antibody response than Sinovac’

By Reuters, Bloomberg and published by The Straits Times Hong Kong – People who are vaccinated against Covid-19 with Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine were found to have “substantially higher” levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac’s jab, the South China Morning Post reported today (June 19), citing a Hong Kong study.  Some who received the Sinovac

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Thaksin slams vaccine policy, says some Pfizer vaccine has slipped through

WHILE former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said in a Clubhouse chat that a small amount of  Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived in Thailand and Pfizer (Thailand) Company today (May 5)  denied it has started importing its vaccine, he had also criticised the government’s vaccine policy, Sanook.com said. Thaksin said that although vaccines are not very risky,

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35 million more doses of vaccine coming as daily case count reaches 1,458

  AFTER several days of high coronavirus count with this reaching 1,458 today (April 21), Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thailand is moving to procure an additional 35 million doses of two to three more vaccine brands with this adding to approximately 65 million doses already processed, Siam Rath newspaper said. In a Facebook post,

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Coronavirus

189 new Covid cases as municipalities are barred from buying vaccine

THE coronavirus count today (Feb. 9) remained low at 189 while the Ombudsman issued an announcement forbidding any direct purchase of vaccines by municipalities with their own funds, Sanook.com reported. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said of the 189 new cases that appeared over a 24-hour period 123 were

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