Thailand Calls for Cooperation in Health Security and BCG Economy

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has highlighted health security through the promotion of 3H-society, namely healthy, high standards, and hygienic, as well as Bio, Circular and Green Economy (BCG economy) during the virtual 17th Ministerial Meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) on 21 January 2021.   According to a report from the

A guide to Thailand’s largest ever vaccination programme

Prioritising both safety and speed as it faces a new wave of COVID-19 infections, Thailand is poised to launch its largest ever inoculation programme when the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine arrives next month. Contrary to recent reports, China’s CoronaVac is unlikely to be the first COVID-19 vaccine rolled out in Thailand. “The Public Health

Excessive dust covers Bangkok and its suburbs on Friday

All of Bangkok and its suburbs are blanketed in excessive dust today (Friday), beyond the safety level, according to the Pollution Control Department. The department’s Air4Thai webpage released its latest report on air quality in and around Bangkok at 7am today. It shows that the amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere ranges from 52

Losing weight in a healthy way to fight Covid-19

Experts say eating less but healthily and being more active is one of the keys to losing weight safely and might even protect against Covid-19. The start of a new year allows people to set their goals for what will hopefully be a productive 12 months ahead. And when it comes to setting goals for

Labour Minister Prepares Proposal to Extend Health Screening Period for Six Months for Cabinet’s Approval

On January 20, 2021, the Foreign Worker Management Policies Committee approved to extend the screening period for foreign workers by six months, following the Cabinet’s resolutions on August 20, 2019, on August 4, 2020, on November 10, 2020, and on December 29, 2020. The reason is that the new wave of Covid-19 outbreaks has disrupted

Labour Minister Assigns Assistant to Drive ‘Chonburi Model” Providing Proactive Covid-19 Screening in Workplaces to Boost Investor Confidence

Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned Assistant to the Labour Minister to drive the “Chonburi Model,” monitoring proactive Covid-19 screening in workplaces. The initiative aims to boost confidence among investors, private companies, tourists, and the public, to prevent and control the pandemic’s spread. On January 21, 2021, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned Assistant to the Labour

Deputy Labour Minister Joins Nan’s House of Representatives to Discuss Driving Thailand Together

On January 21, 2021, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat met with a member of Nan’s House of Representatives (Mrs. Sirinthorn Ramsut) and Mrs. Pornpimol Thammasarn, members of the Pathum Thani House of Representatives, to find ways to develop skills for people in the area.           Prof. Narumon said that Nan is a province

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 22 January 2021

SPOTLIGHT 309 new cases (2% rise from yesterday) of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand (MoPH), bringing the total number of cases to date to 13,104. No new deaths were reported today. Of these, 78% (10,224) have recovered, 0.5% (71) have died, and 21% (2,809) are still receiving treatment

Thirteen Types of Business in Bangkok Are Allowed to Reopen

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has allowed 13 types of business to reopen from Friday, 22 January 2021, onwards after having faced closure temporarily to mitigate the spread of the new wave of COVID-19 infections. The decision was made on 21 January 2021 after a meeting the BMA Communicable Disease Committee, which considered a relaxation