Protest leader Anon catches COVID-19, while Penguin is returned to prison

Anti-establishment Ratsadon group leader Anon Nampa, currently being held on remand at Bangkok Remand Prison awaiting trial on lèse majesté and other charges, has been found to be infected with COVID-19 and is now being treated at the Corrections Department’s hospital. Today (Thursday), Thawatchai Chaiwat, deputy director-general and spokesperson of the Corrections Department, confirmed earlier […]

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New Center for Operations against COVID-19 in Bangkok and Its Vicinity

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on 5 May 2021 issued an order establishing a special center for integrated operations to handle the COVID-19 situation in Bangkok and its vicinity. The order stated that the special center aims to manage the emergency situation with greater efficiency and appropriately in line with the changing situation. The center, […]

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Myanmar Faces Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections Amid Anti-Coup Protests

As neighboring countries face rising numbers of coronavirus cases, Myanmar health officials have expressed concern that a third wave of COVID-19 could hit the Southeast Asian nation under a military junta that seized power three months ago. In India to the northwest, more than 300,000 people are being infected daily and thousands are dying, while […]

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Anutin Charnvirakul, man in firing line for Thailand’s COVID crisis

Tycoon-turned-politician Anutin Charnvirakul may arguably be Thailand’s most-hated public health minister by now. But to be fair, his predecessors never had to tackle the world’s worst virus crisis in more than a century. Heading Bhumjaithai Party whose key election pledge was to legalise medical marijuana, Anutin took up the health portfolio in July 2019. But […]

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CAAT Tightens Measures against COVID-19 for Air Travel

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), in its strict measures against COVID-19, has announced operational guidance for airport service providers and airlines on domestic routes.   The announcement came after the Phuket COVID-19 Information Center had stated that passengers on seven flights from three airlines traveling to Phuket from 15 April 2021 must get […]

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