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Thai doctor now ignores daily Covid tally amid big jump in ATK positive total 

  A LEADING doctor at Chulalongkorn University said today (July 26)  on his Facebook Page that he no longer pays attention to the daily Covid-19 tally because the total number of people testing positive via antigen test kit (ATK) over seven days has ballooned above 200,000, Matichon newspaper said. Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, a professor of […]

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Chadchart: Film, music festivals not triggering new Covid clusters

  BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt today (July 18) said that no new Covid clusters had been created through the holding of movie and music festivals in the capital after the Public Health Ministry asked Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to reduce large-scale events, Sanook.com The ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kiattipoom Wongrachit urged BMA to reduce such large-scale […]

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Tests show BA.5/BA.4 subvariants surging in Bangkok

  RANDOM TESTS conducted by the Public Health Ministry’s Medical Sciences Department last week showed that the proportion of BA.4/BA.5 Omicron subvariant cases has risen to 72.3% in Bangkok, TV Channel 7 said today (July 11) Dr. Supakit Sirilak, this department’s head, said of the 570 random samples tested 280 were found to be to […]

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PM urges public to only follow CCSA’s news as Covid cases rise in 23 provinces

  THE Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr. Thaweesilp Wisanuyothin said after today’s (July 8) executive committee meeting that the number of cases are rising with there being a small wave in 23 provinces and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged the public to only listen to this agency’s news on the situation, Matichon newspaper said. […]

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Army chief tests positive for Covid after returning from Malaysia

  ARMY Commander-in-Chief Gen. Narongphan Jitkaewthae and six other senior army leaders all tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning from an official visit to Malaysia during June 30-July 1, Matichon newspaper said today (July 7).  Gen. Narongphan, who had visited the neighbouring country together with his delegation at the invitation of the Malaysian Commander-in-Chief, is […]

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Ministry again urges people to wear face masks

  LESS than two weeks after the announcement of the face mask mandate being lifted the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department today (July 5) urged the public to continue wearing them because Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are spread rapidly in the country, TV Channel 7 said. The twin subspecies have now taken over […]

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New Omicron subvariants will spread across Thailand shortly

  WHILE the new Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are expected to spread across the country from end of August to early September infection rate will not increase significantly as is currently occurring in European countries, TV Channel 7 quoted the head of Ramathibodi Hospital’s Centre for Medical Genomics as saying today (July 1). Prof. […]

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Two ministers found infected with Covid after returning from overseas

  BOTH Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit and Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul were found infected with Covid-19 after returning from trips to Europe, INN News and Sanook.com said today (June 28). Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha said Jurin tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a trip to the UK […]

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Covid fear lingers in Krabi despite face mask mandate being eased

  DESPITE the government having announced on Friday that people may now take off their face masks, many tourist business operators and workers in Krabi province are still worried about catching Covid-19 because there are people doing so everyday and the virus is also mutating, TV Channel 7 said today (June 27). In lifting the […]

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Chadchart for relaxing face mask rule and moving back to normal life

  BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said today (June 5) while the relaxation of the face mask mandate is mainly for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to consider the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will voice its opinion that people should start removing them in open spaces, Naewna newspaper said. Supporting this relaxation is the […]

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