Thai GPO launches 2nd phase of clinical trials of inactivated chimeric vaccine

Thailand’s Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) launched the second phase of human trials of its COVIC-19 HXP-GPOVac vaccine candidate on Monday, after the completion of the first-phase trials which show satisfactory immune responses in human specimens. GPO Director Dr. Withoon Danwiboon said yesterday that the new clinical trials, conducted by the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol […]

New Zealand thrown into lockdown over single suspected Delta case

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put New Zealand under strict lockdown on Tuesday after the country’s first coronavirus case in six months was reported in the largest city of Auckland. Ardern’s “go hard, go early” strategy has helped curb COVID-19 but her announcement left people struggling to stack up essentials, businesses shutting abruptly and schools and offices making last-minute changes […]

Thai police deny using live bullets against protesters, as one shot still in coma

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Phukphong Phongpetra denied that police had used live bullets against protesters at Din Daeng intersection last night (Monday), but admitted that live bullets were used by some “unknown elements among the protesters”. He confirmed that an individual, who was seen shooting from the Din Daeng police station at protesters, is a policeman, […]

Cross-Border QR Payment Linkage between Thailand and Indonesia

Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have launched a cross-border QR payment linkage between Indonesia and Thailand.   The launch, which took place on 17 August 2021, is the project’s pilot phase, aiming to ensure smooth interconnection and pave the way for customers, merchants, and operators for the full commercial launch next […]

As many as 3,000 Thai minors catching COVID-19 every day

Between 2,000 and 3,000 under 18 year olds are now getting infected with COVID-19 every day, compared to just 366 per week in the first three months of this year, according to Dr. Somsak Akkasilp, director general of Thailand’s Medical Services Department. New daily infections, across all age groups in the country, currently average about […]

Human trials of Thailand’s ChulaCov19 mRNA vaccine show promising results

The mRNA vaccine, currently being developed by the Vaccine Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University, can stimulate the immune system to produce killer T-cells which can stop four COVID-19 variants, namely Alpha, Delta, Beta and Gamma, said Professor Dr. Kiat Ruxrungtham, director of the vaccine development project, today (Monday) He said […]