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Opposition demands better care for inmates amid Covid surge in Bangkok prisons

Parliamentarians of the opposition Move Forward Party demanded better medical care for inmates, after surges of Covid-19 cases in Bangkok Prisons.“If they end up dying in prison, this is unacceptable,” said MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn. “The state has the responsibility...

Ministry denies covering up prison Covid-19 outbreak

The Ministry of Justice on Thursday denied that authorities have underplayed the number of prison inmates who have been infected with the coronavirus.“There is definitely no coverup,” said Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin.Officials said the discovery of thousands of cases...

Coalition parties urges government to close all land borders

Coalition partners Bhumjai Thai and the Democrat Party have signaled to the cabinet that all of Thailand’s land borders must be closed in order to prevent more Covid-19 infections.Thailand has currently imposed a mandatory 14 day quarantine to...

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...

Foreign Affairs: Another futile fight in Jerusalem prompts criticisms of both sides

The latest flare up in Jerusalem has claimed dozen of lives as Israeli security forces clash with Palestinian protesters over their possible eviction.Social media has become a battleground between those loudly proclaiming their allegiance to Israel and those...

Prayut-themed cryptocurrency launches with charity business model

A cryptocurrency inspired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has launched as one of the first charity tokens on the Binace Smart Chain (BSC).The LUNGTOO currency will donate all of its transaction fees, in a bid to use block-chain technology...

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...

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