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Thai Health Ministry Proposes Targeted Lockdowns

The Public Health Ministry has proposed “targeted lockdown” measures and a new color-coding system to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for consideration in response to the severity of the latest wave of Covid-19. Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit said the Public Health Emergency Operation Centre agreed at an urgent meeting that disease […]

Hospital hotline overwhelmed with callers

The 1668 hotline for COVID-19 patients seeking hospital beds has been overwhelmed with more callers than it can handle. The Department of Medical Services has increased the number of available operators, while urging patients to use an official chat account on the LINE messaging application as an alternative contact channel. The Department of Medical Services […]

Government Prepares 25,000 Beds Nationwide for Covid-19 Patients

The government has provided over 25,000 beds nationwide to field hospitals and hospitals, in order to treat the increasing number of Covid-19 patients. Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said 1,250 beds were usable in four field hospitals in Bangkok, where 500 more beds will be added. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and […]

Road Accidents during Songkran Claim 277 Lives

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reported that a total of 2,365 road accidents during the seven days from April 10-16 claimed 277 lives and injured 2,357. Speeding was the single biggest cause of accidents, followed by drink driving and cutting lanes. Motorcycles were involved in 86 per cent of the accidents, followed […]

Bangkok Returnees from Songkran Are Advised to Perform Covid-19 Self-evaluation

 Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang has advised people who visited their hometowns during the Songkran holidays and were now returning to Bangkok to perform Covid-19 self-evaluation via the website: http://bkkcovid19.bangkok.go.th/. He said this platform has been set up to help prevent the spread of the outbreak by providing necessary information for disease tracing by health officials. People […]


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