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  • Philippines Will Suspend Travel from Thailand and Malaysia from 25 July
    by TN on July 25, 2021 at 9:10 am

    BANGKOK (NNT) – The Philippines will suspend travel from Thailand and Malaysia, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. Philippines presidential spokesman said on 23 July that the travel restriction will take effect from 25 July and run

  • Thailand reports a new record number of COVID infections with 15,335 new cases
    by TN on July 25, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has recorded a total of 15,335 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, setting a new record for the number of daily infections since the start of the pandemic. This brings the total figures to 497,302 positive cases of COVID-19, while the death toll is set at 3,965 after adding the

  • Last call for elderly expats wanting jabs
    by TN on July 25, 2021 at 8:35 am

    The Consular Affairs Department has asked foreign residents aged 60 and over to register for Covid-19 vaccination quickly because authorities will move on to other groups soon. The department said on Saturday that 2,661 aged foreign residents had registered for vaccination at the Bang Sue Grand Station site and authorities will send them an SMS

  • Typhoon In-Fa Strikes Southeastern Coast of China as Country Recovers From Mass Flooding
    by TN on July 25, 2021 at 8:20 am

    BEIJING (Sputnik) – Typhoon In-Fa has lashed China’s southeastern coast as the country is trying to eliminate the consequences of mass flooding, the China Meteorological Administration said on 25 July. The typhoon, the sixth to hit the area this year, made landfall on the coast of the city of Zhoushan in the eastern Chinese province

  • WHO Suggests Tightened Measures to Control COVID-19 Spread in Thailand
    by TN on July 25, 2021 at 8:15 am

    BANGKOK (NNT) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that the Thai government tighten existing measures to control the COVID-19 outbreak, similar to the initial response to last year’s first wave. Dr Richard Brown, Health Emergencies program manager of the WHO’s Thailand office, said the main reason for Thailand’s problems was the emergence of

  • Temples in Thailand offering free cremation services for COVID-19 victims
    by TN on July 25, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Over 590 temples throughout Thailand are offering free cremation services for those who die from COVID-19, as the national death toll steadily rises, said Prime Minister’s Office Minister Anucha Nakasai today (Sunday). These include 62 temples in Bangkok, 124 temples in and around the capital and 407 in the rest of the country. Full story:

  • Poultry plant in Phetchabun closed after 1,600 workers infected with COVID
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    A frozen poultry processing factory in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun has been closed down after more than 1,600, of the 7,200, were found to be infected with COVID-19 during active screening yesterday (Friday). Phetchabun Governor Krit Kongmuang said today that active screening is still under way today and it is expected that up to

  • King Maha Vajiralongkorn Donates 2.8Billion Baht for Medical Procurements to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 8:46 am

    BANGKOK (NNT) – His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has donated over THB2.8 billion for the procurement of medical supplies and equipment to support efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand. According to the Facebook page of Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), His Majesty is concerned about the safety of people and medical personnel during the

  • 14,260 COVID cases and 119 deaths reported on Saturday
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 8:31 am

    A total of 119 Covid-19 deaths and 14,260 new cases were reported Saturday, the Public Health Ministry reported on Saturday morning. Of the new cases, 13,605 were among the general population and 655 were inmates. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POST ONLINE REPORTERS

  • Thailand Shifts Strategies, Joins COVAX, Strengthens Public Health to Battle Covid-19
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 8:25 am

    With funding from the European Union (EU) and new strategies, Thailand hopes toget infections and mortality rates from the coronavirus down in the next couple of months. To this end, Thailand is negotiating to join the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) scheme, according to Dr Nakorn Premsri, the director of the National Vaccine Institute, who

  • Thailand Signs Deal to Buy COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 8:14 am

    BAGKOK, July 23 (TNA) – The Food and Drug Administration has signed a contract to purchase five million doses of Moderna vaccine with Zuellig Pharma. Thailand will get the first batch of Moderna vaccine in the fourth quarter of this year as earlier scheduled. Full story: tna.mcot.net TNA

  • Thai government was floored by variants, says WHO
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 8:10 am

    The Thai government’s reaction to new variants was ill-advised and has contributed to the soaring number of cases sweeping across the country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Richard Brown, Health Emergencies programme manager of the WHO’s Thailand office, was speaking at the official launch of the “EU–WHO Southeast Asia Health Pandemic Response and

  • Religious holidays bring two alcohol ban days, three-day weekend
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 7:53 am

    PHUKET: People across Phuket woke today to a 48-hour ban on the sale of alcohol as the nation commemorates the major Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) this weekend. The auspicious Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent), also called “Vassa”, will be observed today and tomorrow (July

  • 2.3 million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be delivered to Thailand next week
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 7:16 am

    AstraZeneca (AZ) Thailand will deliver another batch of 2.3 million doses of its viral vector vaccine to the Ministry of Public Health this coming week and is trying to secure additional vaccines from the 20 plus supply chains in AstraZeneca’s worldwide manufacturing network for Southeast Asia, including Thailand. In an open letter, addressed to the

  • Phuket “Sandbox” Scheme Will Enable Foreign Visitors to Visit Other Locations
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 7:11 am

    BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) has approved a proposal to let foreign visitors, participating in the Phuket “sandbox” scheme, to visit other tourist spots in three neighboring provinces after seven days, starting from 1 August. CESA spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said the governors of the provinces containing popular tourist spots, such

  • “Baiya Vaccine” from Chula Pharmacy Coming this September
    by Chulalongkorn University on July 24, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Chula Pharmacy prepares to test “Baiya Vaccine” a Thai vaccine against COVID–19 by “Baiya Phytofarm“, a Chula startup. The vaccines have been produced at the first plant in Asia that manufactures plant–based vaccines for humans. Clinical trials with volunteers and the research for the second–generation vaccine to fight the virus variants are to commence in

  • Prachuap Khiri Khan woman dies after receiving mixed vaccines
    by TN on July 24, 2021 at 6:37 am

    BANGKOK, July 23 (TNA) – A 39-year-old teacher in Prachuap Khiri Khan province died because of her pressed brain stem after receiving the second jab of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Disease Control. Dr Chawetsan Namwat, the department’s director for disease control and emergency health hazards, revealed a result from the autopsy

  • Toyota halts production in Thailand due to parts shortage
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Leading Japanese car producer Toyota suspended operations at its three plants in Thailand until the 28th of this month due to a shortage of parts, amid the latest pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 forced the closure of a factory producing these components in this country, reported the Kyodo news agency. Toyota’s three plants in Thailand, located

  • Thailand continues to break COVID record each day, as 14,575 infections logged on Friday
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infection record has been broken each day since last Friday, except for Tuesday July 20th. Today (Friday) sees 14,575 new cases and 114 more deaths, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Daily infections have soared, from 9,692 on July 16th to 10,082 on the 17th to 11,397 on

  • Bodies in Bangkok streets stun Prayut
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 6:31 am

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern about people who died of Covid-19 after not receiving timely treatment. He has instructed all agencies involved to overcome the problem. During a meeting of the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) via video conference on Thursday, Gen Prayut said: “You must help me find ways to reduce

  • Phang Nga and Krabi Prepare Andaman “Sandbox” Scheme for Foreign Tourists
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 6:26 am

    BANGKOK (NNT) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that Phang Nga and Krabi provinces are preparing to welcome foreign tourists back under the “Andaman Sandbox” scheme, which is scheduled to launch on 1 August 2021. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the proposal for the Andaman “sandbox” scheme was submitted to the Centre

  • Police Check 25 Celebrities on their ‘Call Out’ Posts
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 6:22 am

    BANGKOK, July 23 (TNA) – Police are checking the messages of 25 actors and celebrities who have called out criticisms on the government’s performance via social media and will take legal action if they violate laws. Pol Maj Gen Piya Tavichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said the bureau received a complaint from

  • Thai Health Promotion Launches “Vaccine Jai” Campaign to Reduce COVID-19 related Suicides
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 6:21 am

    BANGKOK (NNT) – Thai Health Promotion Foundation has launched the “Vaccine Jai” campaign in an attempt to reduce COVID-19 related suicides. According to the foundation, the campaign was launched at a virtual seminar, involving Srinakharinwirot University and the Department of Mental Health, to help people maintain mental stability. Full story: National News Bureau of Thailand

  • Chonburi COVID hits a new record high with 669 cases and 4 new deaths
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 6:13 am

    The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 669 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with four new deaths, July 23rd. 277 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi. Full story: thepattayanews.com By GoongNang(GN) The Pattaya News

  • New Phuket rule: Sandbox reduced to seven days for travel to approved locations
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 6:09 am

    Foreign visitors participating in the Phuket sandbox scheme will be allowed to visit other tourist spots after seven days starting from Aug 1. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA), said the centre approved the move on Thursday. Full story: Bangkok Post Chatrudee Theparat BANGKOK POST

  • Japan’s New Feminist Artist Yayoi Daimon Is Back
    by TN on July 23, 2021 at 6:03 am

    With a sound heavily inspired by Dancehall, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Latino vibes, YAYOI DAIMON is a singer and songwriter from Osaka, Japan. As a feminist, she conveys the message that people are beautiful just as they are and should live how they want. Having many previous hits in Japan, with more than 10 million YouTube

  • World’s New Species of Frog Found in Myanmar: Chula Lecturer’s Work Signaling Biodiversity in Southeast Asia
    by Chulalongkorn University on July 23, 2021 at 5:55 am

    The Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, and German researchers recently discovered the world’s newest species of frog in Myanmar which highlights the diverse ecosystems of Southeast Asia, while cautioning that the use of agrochemicals may alter the frog’s reproductive systems risking their extinction. Amphibians such as various species of frogs are signs of ecological integrity

  • 3 months of semi-lockdown required to bring COVID pandemic under control: KKP Research
    by TN on July 22, 2021 at 11:42 am

    KKP Research, of Kiatnakin Phatra Bank, has predicted that the latest COVID-19 outbreak will be longer than expected, due to the Delta variant, the slow imposition of lockdown measures and slow roll out of mass vaccinations, and that semi-lockdown measures will have to be in place for at least three months to ease the situation.

  • Infected elderly guard hangs himself in Nonthaburi while waiting for hospital bed
    by TN on July 22, 2021 at 11:39 am

    NONTHABURI: An elderly security guard infected with Covid-19 and waiting for a hospital bed hanged himself at his room in Bang Bua Thong district on Thursday morning. Chao Singtor, 73, was found dead on the balcony of his fourth-floor room in the seven-storey Sombat Buri Condo building in tambon Bang Bua Thong. Full story: Bangkok

  • Rapper Danupa ‘Milli’ Kanatirakul Fined for Libel
    by TN on July 22, 2021 at 11:32 am

    BANGKOK, July 22 (TNA) – Rapper Danupa “Milli” Kanatirakul was fined 2,000 baht for libel in relation to her Twitter-based post, criticizing the government’s performance. The 18-year-old rapper, accompanied by her lawyer acknowledged a libel charge at Nanglerng police station. The station summoned her today after Aphiwat Khanthong, head of the government’s committee probing activities

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