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COVID-19 vaccines only to be administered to those over 18

The subcommittee managing COVID-19 vaccination has decided that inoculation will focus on those over the age of 18, when the first batch arrives in February. Director-General of the Department of Disease Control, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, department adviser Dr. Tawee Chotiwittayansunan and Head of the Chulalongkorn University Center for Excellence in Clinical Virology, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, […]

Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy Cleared To Play For Thailand Open After Antibody Test: BWF

In a big relief for India, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) on Tuesday cleared Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy for the Thailand Open revealing that while they had tested positive for COVID-19 in the PCR Test, their antibody IgG was also positive, which suggested that they had been infected sometime […]

India starts shipping COVID-19 vaccine to cities

Ahead of the world’s largest nationwide inoculation drive which is set to begin on January 16, the first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine left Pune’s Serum Institute of India in the early hours of Tuesday. Amid tight security, 3 trucks carrying the very first consignment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine left for Pune airport […]

National parks still open amidst COVID-19 venue closures

 Tourists can still make trips to national parks across the country this long weekend, as none of the 155 national parks in Thailand was affected by recent disease control directives. National parks have however, implemented COVID-19 prevention measures which include daily disinfection of surfaces. Visitors to national parks are advised to register in advance on […]

Ko Samui welcomes New Year tourists

The operator of the ferry to Ko Samui has had to increase the frequency of the service to accommodate the number of visitors during the New Year holiday. The company is asking all passengers to comply with precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19. Seatran Ferry’s pier in Ko Samui, Surat Thani, was crowded with […]

BMA cancels all countdown events in Bangkok

  The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced that all countdown events are cancelled after new cases of COVID-19 found in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. However, if any events want to be held, they will have to ask for permission. Currently, health authorities are conducting active tracing in construction sites, restaurants and 472 markets. The BMA […]

PM calls for strict health measures during NY celebrations

The Prime Minister has pressed border control agencies to step up efforts during the New Year period to safeguard against a second wave of COVID-19 infection, asking for cooperation from the public and business operators as well. Following a meeting of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha indicated he […]


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