- Thai Red Cross order of 5 million Moderna vaccines in proccesson July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
The Thai Red Cross Society received notice from Zuellig Pharma, the company that distributes the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, for a 5 million vaccine order to be shipped next year. The Red Cross already has a confirmed order of 1 million vaccines they intend to distribute for free and are scheduled to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2020. The letter was sent to the deputy director of the Relief and Community Health Bureau of the Thai Red Cross Society and is dated July 18. In it, Zuellig Pharma confirmed that they have already transmitted the 5 million vaccine order to The post Thai Red Cross order of 5 million Moderna vaccines in proccess appeared first on Thaiger News.
- Peaceful pro-democracy protests in Bangkok by Taloo-Fahon July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Peaceful protesters gathered in Bangkok earlier today for pro-democracy demonstrations and a Buddhist Lent ceremony as well. The protests were organised by the pro-democracy group Taloo-Fah and their leader Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa hosted the peaceful event. The Taloo-Fah organised smaller groups around Bangkok in areas like Ratchaprasong intersection and Pathumwan, where they held a candle-making ceremony, a tradition for Buddhist Lent. The activity was in recognition of the Buddhist holiday that had been running for the past 5 days since July 20. Protesters gathered these candles and at around 3 pm the groups converged at the Victory Monument. The post Peaceful pro-democracy protests in Bangkok by Taloo-Fah appeared first on Thaiger News.
- Kanchanaburi prison builds field hospital for 379 Covid-19 caseson July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
After 379 new Covid-19 infections were found in the Kanchanaburi prison inmate population, work has begun to set up a field hospital. Through active case finding, Kanchanaburi’s governor announced that had uncovered a large cluster within the prison and has taken immediate action to address it. The governor had warned people in advance on his Facebook page to expect this spike in infections. He explained that they were switching from random spot checks for Covid-19 testing to more proactive methods like active case finding, so they expected to discover cases that previously would have been overlooked. They were implementing this The post Kanchanaburi prison builds field hospital for 379 Covid-19 cases appeared first on Thaiger News.
- Covid-19 train sends 1,490 infected from Bangkok to hometownson July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Usually people are excited to head to the train station and pick up their friends, family, or other loved ones returning from the big city back to their hometowns. But for a special train journey tomorrow, this may not be the case. A train travelling from Bangkok to Northeastern provinces including Ubon Ratchathani tomorrow will be carrying 40 people who tested positively for Covid-19, returning home for treatment and isolation in their home province. Ubon Ratchathani province’s health chief put out a statement urging the local residents to remain calm as the train is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. The train The post Covid-19 train sends 1,490 infected from Bangkok to hometowns appeared first on Thaiger News.
- Covid-19 Poll: People trust doctors, social media, 85% confused.on July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
A new poll shows that Thai people trust doctors for Covid-19 information, but nearly half also trust social media, while nearly 85% find the onslaught of information available at least somewhat confusing. The new Suan Dusit Poll was conducted by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University between July 19 and 22 with 1,691 people responding online. Those surveyed were allowed to choose more than one answer for each question and were polled about the availability of information regarding Covid-19 in Thailand. While just 15% of people in the poll said they weren’t confused by the overabundance of information sources about Covid-19, 41% The post Covid-19 Poll: People trust doctors, social media, 85% confused. appeared first on Thaiger News.
- Record high as Chon Buri hits nearly 800 Covid-19 infectionson July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
A record new 795 Covid-19 infections were uncovered in Chon Buri provinces along with 2 new deaths. The province has been locking down and tightening restrictions in an attempt to curb current outbreaks but the numbers keep creeping steadily up. Restrictions on food establishments, shopping businesses, sports and exercise, and even outdoor activities like beaches, parks, playgrounds and swimming pools have been enacted recently, as well as limiting travel by bus and domestic flights and setting up checkpoints. Gatherings of more than 5 people have been banned as well as any parties or drinking. But with Covid-19 numbers growing to The post Record high as Chon Buri hits nearly 800 Covid-19 infections appeared first on Thaiger News.
- Covid outbreak closes Nakhon Si Thammarat rubberwood processing factoryon July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
A rubberwood processing factory in Nakhon Si Thammarat, a southern Thai province, has been ordered closed for 14 days (reopening on August 7) following 221 workers testing positive for Covid, says the provincial communicable disease committee, today. The majority of the cases, 166, were reported today. All of the workers will be tested, soon. The committee says 2 field hospitals have been established. 1 field hospital has been set up a building near the district office. The other field hospital is set up near the Sangwanwit 7 School. Today, Nakhon Si Thammarat had 259 new infections. Earlier today, a chicken The post Covid outbreak closes Nakhon Si Thammarat rubberwood processing factory appeared first on Thaiger News.
- Nearly 600 temples now offering free cremation serviceson July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Prime Minister’s Office Minister Anucha Nakasai announced today that nearly 600 temples in Thailand are offering free cremation services for people who died from Covid. The win-lose offer pertains to 62 temples in Bangkok and 124 temples near the capital. The remaining 407 temples offering free cremation services are spread throughout the country. Bangkok temples are increasingly becoming overwhelmed with Covid bodies that need to be cremated. Recently, a crematorium even partially collapsed after pressure from burning too many bodies. Anucha says that many temples are offering some of their free space to be used as field hospitals or pre-admission The post Nearly 600 temples now offering free cremation services appeared first on Thaiger News.
- Phetchabun chicken processing plant sees over 3,000 infectionson July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
In the northern Thai province Phetchabun, Covid testing at a chicken processing plant continues as positive test results keep coming in. Yesterday, it was reported that 3,117 people have already tested positive. The plant is owned by Golden Line Business Co, a subsidiary of Saha Farms Group. By 8 pm yesterday, 6,587 out of the factory’s 7,200 workers had been tested, says district chief Sompong Thongnoonui. The 613 employees that have yet to be tested will be tested today, adds the chief. When officials tested 3,000 workers at the chicken processing plant on Friday they found 1/3 of them had The post Phetchabun chicken processing plant sees over 3,000 infections appeared first on Thaiger News.
- New Covid-19 infections drop, still worrisome for Phuket Sandboxon July 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Following a concerning spike in Covid-19 cases this weekend, the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office reported that cases dropped today to 11, still worrisomely high. Of the 11 new infections, one was from a Phuket Sandbox international traveller, bringing the total number of Sandboxers infected to 22. The 11 new Covid-19 infections push Phuket past the 900 mark with a total of 904 infections since the beginning of the much more devastating third wave of Covid-19 in Thailand beginning in April. 145 people are currently in medical care while 784 have been released and 9 have died. Notably, the rolling The post New Covid-19 infections drop, still worrisome for Phuket Sandbox appeared first on Thaiger News.