Thailand Acquires 30 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine against COVID-19

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 17 August 2021, acknowledged the acquiring of additional 10 million doses of Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 by the National Vaccine Institute.   The Department of Disease Control was earlier assigned to sign a deal with Pfizer (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and BioNTech SE. to secure 20 million doses of Pfizer […]

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Building Large Artesian Wells to Tackle Drought Crisis

The Cabinet on 17 August 2021 approved a budget of 490.6 million baht to drill large artesian water wells to provide sources of water for people affected by the drought crisis. The amount will be used to finance the development of artesian projects to solve the drought problem, under royal initiatives. The nine projects, proposed […]

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20,571 new COVID-19 cases, 23,159 recoveries in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand reported 20,571 new COVID-19 cases and 261 more deaths today (Saturday), while 23,159 more patients have recovered, according to the CCSA. Of the new infections, 20,322 were locally acquired and 235 are among prisoners. Cumulative infections, since April 1st this year, are 1,001,418 and cumulative infections since last year are 1,030,281. Cumulative recoveries are 791,538 […]

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Confiscated methamphetamine machine used for Fah Talai Jone pill production

The Thai Justice ministry has modified a tablet press, confiscated from an illicit drug manufacturing network, to produce Fah Talai Jone (Green Chiretta) tablets, in an effort to alleviate the country’s COVID-19 medicine shortage. The ministry will be able to produce 20,000 x 500mg tablets of Fah Talai Jone per hour, according to the ministry. […]

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Outcry over reported removal of Suchat Sawatsri as a Thai national artist

The Thai Writers Association, several prominent writers, politicians and academics have voiced opposition to the reported decision by the National Culture Commission of Thailand to strip Mr. Suchart Sawatsri of his status as a national artist. An online signature collection campaign was launched today (Saturday) by Mr. Chamnan Chanruang, former deputy leader of the now […]

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Cross-Border QR Payment Linkage between Thailand and Indonesia

Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have launched a cross-border QR payment linkage between Indonesia and Thailand.   The launch, which took place on 17 August 2021, is the project’s pilot phase, aiming to ensure smooth interconnection and pave the way for customers, merchants, and operators for the full commercial launch next […]

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Thai police deny using live bullets against protesters, as one shot still in coma

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Phukphong Phongpetra denied that police had used live bullets against protesters at Din Daeng intersection last night (Monday), but admitted that live bullets were used by some “unknown elements among the protesters”. He confirmed that an individual, who was seen shooting from the Din Daeng police station at protesters, is a policeman, […]

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