All temporary COVID-19 hospitals to be closed at the end of September

Thailand’s Health Service Support Department will not extend the licenses of temporary hospitals after October 1st, when COVID-19 is to be reclassified from a “dangerous infectious disease” to an “infectious disease under watch”, unless there are still patients being treated there, said Dr. Tares Krassanairawiwong, the department’s director-general, today (Friday)   Many temporary hospitals, such […]

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Virologist claims 70 percent of Thais may have been infected with COVID-19

Up to 70% of the population of Thailand may have been infected with COVID-19, as most cases have not been officially recorded because they were asymptomatic or had only mild symptoms, according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University.   He […]

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Thailand to issue COVID-19 reclassification measures this Friday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is expected to announce a series of measures this Friday, in line with the reclassification of COVID-19 as an “infectious disease under watch”, as Thailand officially moves into a post-pandemic era from October 1st.   The Thai Ministry of Public Health issued two announcements on Monday to reclassify […]

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Foreigners infected with COVID-19 can visit Thailand

Foreign visitors to Thailand who are infected with COVID-19 will no longer be barred from entering, following a decision by the cabinet today (Monday) to delete COVID-19 from a list of forbidden diseases in foreign visitors, said Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek.   The new measure will take effect once it is announced in the […]

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Second Omicron BA.2.75.2 sub-variant case detected in Thailand

The Centre for Medical Genomics of the Faculty of Medicines at Ramathibodi Hospital has reported Thailand’s second confirmed case of the Omicron BA.2.75.2 sub-variant infection in a Thai woman.   The centre said that the BA.2.75.2 sub-variant is five times more transmissible than the BA.5 sub-variant and four times faster than the BA.4.6 variant and […]

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Thailand reports 8th case of monkeypox in Thai man returning from Qatar

The Disease Control Department has reported Thailand’s eighth confirmed monkeypox case, in a 23-year-old Thai man who recently returned home from Qatar, Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong, director-general of the department said today (Friday).   He said that the man had developed a fever, headache, rashes and then blisters on his body before he arrived in Bangkok […]

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report 247 – 14 September 2022

4,668,863 total confirmed cases   32,564 total deaths   Daily average numbers reported from 01–14 September 2022   1,128* new confirmed cases per day   *(including hospital admissions only)   19 deaths per day   1,663 people recovered per day   15,756 vaccinations per day   Source: World Health Organization

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