Thailand Starts COVID-19 Vaccination

BANGKOK, Feb 28 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand today started its COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, with the first shot, using China’s Sinovac vaccine, going to Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul. Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, presided over the event at the country’s infectious disease institute, where other officials, including deputy public health minister, agriculture […]

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World Vision: Lao PDR Flood and COVID-19 Response Situation Report (4 February 2021)

COVID 19 Update 4 new cases were detected during this reporting period: 2 Lao laborers from Thailand, detected 20 January and 2 February in Champasak province, a Chinese man who illegally entered Lao PDR by boat across the Mekong from Thailand to Bokeo province detected 21 January 2021 and a Lao national returned by air […]

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COVID-19 Infections in Thailand and the Efforts to Handle the Situation

The Ministry of Public Health of Thailand announced on 12 January 2020 that the first case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Thailand was found in a 61-year-old Chinese woman traveling from Wuhan, when she arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on 3 January 2020. The announcement was the first confirmation of a COVID-19 case outside […]

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Medical Council opposes violence and provocation by either side of political conflict

The executive subcommittee of Thailand’s Medical Council issued a statement on Monday voicing opposition to violation of the law and the use of provocative acts and excessive force by all sides in the current political conflict. The subcommittee, chaired by Professor Dr. Somsri Paosawat, the chair of the Medical Council, also urged all sides to […]

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Thailand Detects South Africa COVID-19 Variant

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNN-Bernama) — A Thai man who returned from Tanzania and undergoing mandatory quarantine has tested positive for the South Africa COVID-19 variant. Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputy spokesman, Natapanu Nopakun said the 41-year-old gem trader who travelled from Tanzania had arrived in Thailand on Jan 29 and stayed at an alternative state […]

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COVID-19 Situation in Thailand Is Improving

The Ministry of Public Health reported that, in the overall picture, the COVID-19 situation in Thailand is improving and that many provinces have been able to effectively contain the spread of the disease.   According to the ministry, infections in Samut Sakhon and Bangkok are starting to slow down. Even so, emphasis is still placed […]

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UNHCR Asia and the Pacific COVID-19 External Update (9 February 2021)

Highlights by country South-West Asia Afghanistan UNHCR has modified ongoing activities to ensure protection services can continue during the pandemic. Interventions for persons with specific needs and cash assistance programs for refugees have been modified to enable case assessment by phone. In addition, Community Based Protection Monitoring is now primarily conducted through household-level interviews rather […]

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