Covid-19

Government introduces new measures to combat pandemic but stops short of introducing curfews

The government announced new regulations on Friday to help stem the tide of the third wave of the pandemic which has infected thousands across the country.The country reported 1,582 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, the highest single...

Third wave not expected to subside until June

Internal discussions within the government and the public health ministry suggest that the current wave of the pandemic will not be brought under control until June, sources told Thai Enquirer on Friday.Thailand has seen the number of new...

Opinion: Blame the rot in Thai high society for the third wave of the pandemic

Over the course of the past few weeks, many Thais have been outraged at the conduct of the current government and its ministers.Many have blamed the third wave of the pandemic on some ministers who disregarded health and...

Bangkok shutdown mulled after Songkran break

The Thai government and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are considering a lockdown of the capital and surrounding provinces to stem the tide of the current wave of the pandemic, officials said on Wednesday.With the number of new cases...

Is a Wuhan lab leak the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Hi, joining me today on the podcast is Alina Chan, a Post Doctorate researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Alina has made headlines over the past year for being one of the advocates of investigating all plausible...

The Thai government owes us answers to some important questions

The third wave of the pandemic is well and truly underway in Thailand with case numbers rapidly approaching 1,000 new cases per day.The Ministry of Public Health said that the situation is likely to get worse before it...

Guest Blog: A young covid patient in India reflects on catching the virus

Nandini Paul is a 12 year old writer living in India. Over the past two weeks, she has contracted the new strain of the virus and has been quarantined at home in Delhi. She has asked if she could...

Thailand’s vaccination program lags behind ASEAN neighbors

On Saturday, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health announced that since the vaccination program began, the country has inoculated 470,301 persons with at least one dose of a vaccine.When compared to other countries in ASEAN, Thailand's vaccination program lags...

Private hospitals urged to cooperate over bed shortages

The government Friday encouraged public and private hospitals across the country to work together through the latest coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Friday, emphasising that there was not yet a shortage of beds overall.While some private hospitals are...

Private hospitals given green light to acquire vaccines on their own

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha instructed government agencies to facilitate the private sector’s efforts to procure coronavirus vaccines, the government said on Friday.  Government red tape had previously hindered efforts by private hospitals to acquire vaccines with the the public...

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