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60-70% of Thais have been infected with Covid: Expert

  A THAI medical expert said in a Facebook post today (Sept. 21) that blood tests previously carried out indicate that around 60-70% of the population have been infected with Covid-19, particularly the dominant Omicron subvariant, Matichon newspaper said. Dr. Yong Phuworawan, the head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty […]

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NSC: Dropping emergency decree depends on Covid situation

  THE Secretary-general of the National Security Council said today (August 19) that the Covid situation and a certainty that there will not be another crisis would determine whether the emergency decree is cancelled at the end of next month, Naewna newspaper said. Gen. Supot Malaniyom, NSC’s secretary-general, aired his views on this key issue […]

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CCSA: Over 200,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 via ATK last week

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said this afternoon (August 4) that last week, July 24-July 30, as many as 201,554 people tested positive for this highly-infectious disease via antigen test kit (ATK) or an average of 28,793 cases a day with this total being worrisome, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s […]

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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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QR code scanning for Covid treatment introduced to cope with spike in Bangkok

  THE PUBLIC Health Ministry has come up with a new way to treat Covid patients amid the recent jump in the number of cases in Bangkok by allowing those with mild symptoms or are asymptomatic to scan a QR code to access online treatment without having to go to the hospital and medicine then […]

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Rural doctors: Big shortage of Covid drugs

  MEMBERS of the Rural Doctor Society revealed in the group’s Facebook page chat today (July 18) that there is now a big shortage of two key Covid medicines, Favipiravir and Molnupiravir, despite the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) saying there is no scarcity, Sanook.com said. The rural doctors said supply is so limited that one […]

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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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Doctor warns another big Covid wave is looming

  A PULMONARY disease expert warned in a Facebook post today (July 14) that Omicron subvariant BA.5 is now spreading widely in the country with the increase in the number of pneumonia patients indicating that another big wave is looming, Amarin TV said. Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs, who is based at Vichaiyut Hospital, said in his […]

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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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