Covid-19

Anutin defends taxes on vaccines imported by private hospitals

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health is defending taxes and fees imposed on private hospitals looking to bring in their own coronavirus vaccines.“These are the normal fees for importing vaccines,” public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said.“It includes delivery and quality...

Inoculation only solution now, public health expert says

Thailand is seeing sustained infection rates and an increasing death toll as it struggles to contained the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. A public health expert says that mass inoculation is now the country's "only solution" going forward....

Daily Covid death toll hits 31 again

The daily death toll in coronavirus pandemic hit 31 on Tuesday for the second time since the beginning of the third wave.The third wave, which started at entertainment venues in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, has led to 57,751 locally...

WHO officially classifies coronavirus strain from India as “variant of concern”

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared a coronavirus strain first identified in India as a global “variant of concern”, citing preliminary study findings pointing to higher transmissibility than some other known variants. “And as such we are classifying this...

Photo Story: Klongtoey steps up vaccination drive

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will step up a vaccination drive in the Klongtoey community this week after a breakout of the Covid-19 virus.As the community is tightly-packed, experts have said that the area is at risk of becoming...

Major hurdles remain for Thailand’s vaccine drive

The government of Prayut Chan-ocha has finally prioritized vaccinations as a means to stop the pandemic but major hurdles remain to inoculate the population including production concerns and vaccination capacity, a source told Thai Enquirer on Tuesday.Over 56,000...

Ploy Chermarn under fire after catching Covid while island-hopping

Popular Thai actress Ploy Cherman was facing heavy online criticism Monday after reports that the star contracted Covid-19 from beach trips during the past two weeks.With more than 116,000 mentions within hours, netizens were using the hashtag #พลอยเฌอมาลย์ (Ploy...

South Asia variant of Covid-19 found in Thailand

Thailand found its first case of a coronavirus variant that is spreading in India and neighbouring countries, the government said on Monday.The patient is a quarantined Thai woman age 42 who returned from Pakistan last month.“This was the first...

Industrial sentiment falls on persistent Covid-19 concerns

Thailand’s industrial sentiment index in April fell to an eight-month low at 84.3 points from 87.3 points in March, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) reported Monday.“The index in April slumped across sectors, signaling that the latest Covid-19 situation...

10,000 vaccines secured for those with mental disabilities

Thailand will allocate Covid-19 vaccines for people with mental disabilities starting at the end of May, the Department of Mental Health announced late Sunday.“We are initially requesting about 10,000 doses of the vaccines from the Department of Disease Control...

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