Coronavirus

Thailand closes borders to 8 African countries over Omicron variant

  THE PUBLIC Health Ministry said today (Nov. 27) that Thailand is imposing a travel ban on travellers from eight southern Africa countries from Wednesday Dec. 1 onwards to prevent the new Covid-19 variant Omicron from spreading here, TV Channel 7 said. Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Disease Control department, and Dr. Supakit Sirilak,

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Scientists warn of new Botswana variant of Covid with ‘horrific’ number of mutations

By The Independent, published by Msn.com  A NEW Covid-19 variant has emerged that has an “incredibly high” number of mutations, scientists are warning. It is feared that the B.1.1529, or Botswana variant – an off-shoot of the B.1.1 – could drive further transmission of the virus. The first cases found were three in Botswana, followed

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Three South African strain cases amid a daily tally of 3,382

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said this afternoon (May 23) that three persons had been confirmed to have been infected with the South African strain of the coronavirus while the total number of cases over the past 24 hours reached 3,382 with there being 17 fatalities, TV Channel

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15 workers infected with Indian Covid variant, emergency extended

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said this afternoon (May 21) that many workers at a camp in Laksi district of Bangkok have contracted coronavirus with 15 of them infected with the Indian strain, Thai Rath newspaper said. He also stated that CCSA’s Management Committee agreed to extend the

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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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