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Regional update: Coronavirus cases in Thailand

Our updated number of cases by region, current as of Friday morning, are listed below.Central region: Bangkok: 1328Nonthaburi: 150Samut Prakan: 107

Thailand discovers 29 new coronavirus infections; government says not enough money for aid program

Thailand’s government said on Thursday that it had discovered 29 new coronavirus infections bringing the total number of infected to 2,672.It continues a lowering trend of new infections with no increase of three...

Sex workers, ineligible for the government’s coronavirus subsidies, fear the worst

The coronavirus outbreak has hit sex workers hard. As red-light districts in Bangkok and Pattaya go dark, many sex workers are left without an income. Pim, a transgender sex worker interviewed by AFP, is working the streets...

Migrant learners must not be left behind in coronavirus response

By Sowirin Chuanprapun and Piyawan SuwattanathumMigrant families and students who face social and economic upheaval are among the most vulnerable populations during the coronavirus pandemic.In many cases,...

Prayut says government has only enough money to pay one month of aid to those affected by coronavirus; Phuket governor reshuffled

The government will consider easing lockdown measures as coronavirus infection numbers continue to fall, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Wednesday.“The number of new confirmed cases is gradually declining in past days and we will...

Rights groups call for Thailand to release prisoners to prevent potential coronavirus outbreaks in overcrowded prisons

Eleven national and international human rights organizations called in an open letter, on Wednesday, for Thailand to address severely crowded prisons in light of the coronavirus outbreak.Among the 11 organizations to sign...

Coalition aide fired after criticizing desperate people left behind by government subsidy scheme

An assistant to a Bhumjaithai Party member of parliament, the second biggest party in the current coalition government, was fired from his position by the head of the party and health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, for criticizing desperate...

ASEAN +3 promises regional cooperation to tackle the coronavirus outbreak

Consisting of China, Japan, and South Korea, the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) convened on Tuesday via Videoconference, chaired by the Prime Minister of Viet Nam Nguyen Xuan Phuc.  

Thailand discovers 30 new coronavirus infections; extends airspace shut down until the end of April

Thailand’s government said on Wednesday that it had discovered 30 new coronavirus infections bringing the total number of infected to 2,643.It continues a lowering trend of new infections with no increase of three...

Regional update: Coronavirus cases in Thailand

Our updated number of cases by region, current as of Wednesday morning, are listed below.Central region: Bangkok: 1311Nonthaburi: 149Samut Prakan: 107

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