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Bangkok Administration Speeds up Proactive Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has sped up rapid antigen testing as the latest weapon in fighting the current wave of COVID-19 infections, which are threatening to overwhelm the country’s capital. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said the BMA has, so far, deployed officials to conduct rapid COVID-19 tests on residents in six districts. The test […]

Thai Health Ministry Proposes Allowing Restaurants in Department Stores to Sell Food Online

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry will present a proposal to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) seeking approval to allow food and beverage (F&B) outlets in department stores and shopping malls to sell food via online delivery platforms. Deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said the government is aware of the plight of F&B operators affected […]

Phuket welcomes Thai gold medalist from Tokyo Olympics

The first Thai gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has arrived in Phuket on her return to Thailand, and a very warm welcome. The women’s taekwondo olympic champion will be spending her 14 days after arrival quarantine-free in Phuket as part of the Phuket Sandbox campaign. Panipak Wongpattanakit, nicknamed “Tennis,” today arrived at Phuket […]

Epidemiology Division Expects COVID-19 Infections in Bangkok to Decline in Next 4-6 Weeks

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) expects COVID-19 infections in Bangkok to decline in late August and early September. DDC Epidemiology Division Director Dr. Chakkarat Pittayawong-anont said infections in Bangkok are likely to level off, with signs of improvement in four to six weeks. The COVID-19 situation in Bangkok is different from those in surrounding […]

Thailand’s Education Ministry Seeks 21.6 Billion baht to Subsidize Education Costs

 Thailand’s Ministry of Education will seek Cabinet approval for 21.6 billion baht to subsidize education costs, at 2,000 baht per student in the elementary and vocational education systems, to mitigate financial burdens on parents as a result of COVID-19. Minister Trinuch Thienthong said the mitigation measures were proposed at a meeting, chaired by Prime Minister […]

DDC Launches QueQ App for COVID-19 Test Appointments

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) is enabling people to make appointments for COVID-19 tests, using the QueQ app. DDC Director-General Dr Opas Karnkawinpong said the app enables people to receive confirmation for a test the next day, if they register between 8am and 6pm. After submitting their request, applicants will receive a time for […]

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