Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

All Being Well, Thailand Will Celebrate Songkran This Year: Health Ministry

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All Being Well, Thailand Will Celebrate Songkran This Year: Health Ministry

Image: Reuters file photo   Thailand will be able to celebrate Songkran this year, providing the number of coronavirus infections continue to fall, the deputy health minister has said.   The Songkran celebrations in 2020 had to be cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. But the famous water festival, which marks the beginning…

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Reduced Water, Electricity Bills Among Relief Measures Approved By Cabinet

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Reduced Water, Electricity Bills Among Relief Measures Approved By Cabinet

  The Cabinet on Tuesday approved measures proposed by the Office of the National Economics and Social Development Council (NESDC) to help alleviate the people’s financial burden during the latest Covid-19 outbreak, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha announced after the meeting.   “The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority and Provincial Waterworks Authority will reduce water bills for…

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Covid-19 Vaccination Drive To Start At February-End

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Covid-19 Vaccination Drive To Start At February-End

  The Public Health Ministry aims to register the vaccine for Covid-19 in February and the first vaccination drive may start by the end of the month.   Speaking on progress in the procurement of the vaccine, Public Health permanent secretary Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit said on Sunday that Sinovac’s inactivated vaccine was created using old…

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Nearly 6,000 Covid-19 Cases In Less Than A Month

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Nearly 6,000 Covid-19 Cases In Less Than A Month

  More than 5,800 people have tested positive for Covid-19 after the latest outbreak.   Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, revealed that from December 15 to January 10, 5,866 cases had been found, with most cases in Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, Rayong, Bangkok and Samut Prakan provinces.   The data…

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New Wave Of Infections Could Be Over By End Of Jan: DDC

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New Wave Of Infections Could Be Over By End Of Jan: DDC

The new wave of coronavirus infections could be all but over by the end of January, the chief of Thailand’s Disease Control Department has said. Speaking on Friday, Dr Opas Kankawinpong said that Thailand is on course to see an decrease in the number of new daily cases by the end of January. Dr Opas credited…

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Thailand Reports 245 New COVID-19 Cases, Almost 900 Discharged From Hospital

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Thailand Reports 245 New COVID-19 Cases, Almost 900 Discharged From Hospital

  Thailand confirmed 245 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. Of the new cases, 224 were local transmissions, 21 were imported from people entering quarantine.   Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin also announced the largest number of people discharged from hospital (881) having made a full recovery. In total, 6,428 people have…

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Thailand Reports 305 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

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Thailand Reports 305 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

REUTERS FILE PHOTO for reference only   Thailand confirmed 305 new coronavirus cases on Thursday.   Of the new cases, 193 were local transmissions,109 were among migrant workers and 3 were imported from people entering quarantine.   A further 103 people have been discharged from hospital. One more death was also reported   5,115 people remain…

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Contact Tracing Apps Now COMPULSORY In Thailand – Possible Penalties For People Not Using Them

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Contact Tracing Apps Now COMPULSORY In Thailand – Possible Penalties For People Not Using Them

  Contact tracing applications are now compulsory for people living in Thailand and those who do not use them and later test positive for COVID-19 could face legal action.   Members of the public, particularly those residing in high risk areas now need to download the Mor Chana or Thai Chana contact tracing app, Centre…

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New Year Road Carnage: Nearly 400 Dead – North Of Thailand Worst For Accidents/Fatalities

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New Year Road Carnage: Nearly 400 Dead – North Of Thailand Worst For Accidents/Fatalities

REUTERS FILE PHOTO for reference only An infographic on the road death and injury toll during December 29th to January 4th published by Naew Na gave the following information: Accidents : 3,333 Injuries: 3,326 Deaths: 392 Leading causes: Speeding 33.6% DUI: 33.06% Close quarter maneuvers: 16.23% Vehicles involved in most accidents: Motorcycles: 82.54% Pick-ups: 6.19% Cars:…

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Thailand Reports 365 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

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Thailand Reports 365 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Death

REUTERS FILE PHOTO for reference only   Thailand confirmed 365 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday.   Of the new cases, 250 were local transmissions, 99 were among migrant workers and 16 were imported from people entering quarantine.   One more person has died from the virus, health officials said.   A further 21 people have been…

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