Five essential pillars for promoting and protecting mental health and psychosocial well-being in schools and learning environments

Five essential pillars for promoting and protecting mental health in schools and learning environments: a briefing note for national governments   Mental health and psychosocial well-being are fundamental to health and well-being, and influence academic, social, and economic outcomes across the lifespan. This short briefing note is intended for policy makers, national governments, mental health […]

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Hong Kong office vacancies double after protests, pandemic

The amount of vacant top-tier office space has more than doubled in Hong Kong over the last three years as companies downsize operations, researchers have found, warning that demand could remain soft even if pandemic controls are lifted.   The data adds to warnings that Hong Kong’s lustre as a business hub has been dulled […]

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Thailand’s digital minister in hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn revealed today (Monday) that he is infected with COVID-19 and is now in hospital for treatment, but his condition is not serious. He said that he might have contracted the disease while visiting the northern province of Chiang Mai last Thursday, adding that he now has a […]

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More Travel Restrictions as Omicron Variant Detected in Europe, Mideast

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM — Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa. The discovery of the variant has sparked global concern, a wave of travel bans or curbs and […]

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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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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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