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Private medical facilities allowed to recommend Home Isolation

 The Department of Health Service Support (HSS) is working to remedy the issue of private medical facilities turning away people seeking COVID-19 tests, due to not having enough beds, by declaring a new approach to care. HSS Director-General Dr. Tares Krassanairawiwong outlined today that the new “2021 Care, Prevention, Control and Forwarding of COVID-19 Patients […]

Provinces put up more field hospitals

Provinces across the country are now putting up more field hospitals to cope with the surge in COVID-19 cases. These field facilities are intended to accommodate patients with mild symptoms, while freeing up beds at general hospitals for those in more critical condition. Chai Nat Province is preparing to open its second field hospital for […]

Thailand’s Comptroller Department Issues Criteria for Home and Community Isolation Schemes

Thailand’s Comptroller General’s Department has issued a set of criteria for COVID-19 patients under home or community isolation, which will facilitate the government’s decision to allow COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms to quarantine at home, or at other approved venues within their communities. Department Director-General Prapas Kong-ied said eligible patients can have their […]

Thailand receives Japan-donated AstraZeneca doses

The Thai government has officially received more than 1 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by the government of Japan. These donated doses will help increase Thailand’s vaccine supply, as a national vaccination drive continues. The government of Thailand today held an official receipt ceremony for 1,053,090 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by […]

Various agencies sending out teams to conduct COVID-19 tests

With people getting in line for COVID-19 testing in many areas of Bangkok, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Institute for Urban Disease Control and Prevention, and Mahidol University’s Faculty of Medical Technology are sending out teams to carry out proactive testing in different areas, with a target of testing 10,000 to 12,000 people […]

Committee Approves Thailand’s Kiakkai Bridge Project across Chao Phraya River

Thailand’s Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) decided to slash the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for this year to 0-1.5%, from an earlier estimate of 0.5-2%. Thai Bankers Association (TBA) chairman Payong Srivanich said the prolonged COVID-19 outbreak and spread of the virulent Delta variant have led to stringent measures […]

Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration lays down new restrictions starting on Monday

From Monday 12th July, maximum movement restrictions will be applied in Bangkok and neighboring provinces, namely Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathum, Samut Prakan, and Samut Sakhon. The measures are as follows. NEW RESTRICTIONS IN BANGKOK METROPOLITAN AREA AND 9 OTHER PROVINCES IN DARK RED ZONE – Restaurants, markets and convenience stores must be closed […]

Thai Health Authorities Agree to Use Rapid Antigen Tests to Detect COVID-19

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is accelerating its push for rapid antigen testing, in addition to the current RT-PCR method, which yields the most accurate results, in an effort to speed up detection of cases as COVID-19 infections soar. Department of Medical Sciences (DMS) Director-General Dr. Supakit Sirilak said medical agencies have discussed the rapid testing […]

Health Min suggests elevated COVID-19 measures to CCSA

The Prime Minister has called an urgent meeting following Ministry of Public Health recommendations to elevate COVID-19 prevention measures including travel restrictions and the use of buffer zones for 14 days. Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Kiattiphum Wongrajit, today led a media conference outlining suggestions to be put to the Center for COVID-19 Situation […]

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