COVID-19 Infections in Thailand and the Efforts to Handle the Situation

The Ministry of Public Health of Thailand announced on 12 January 2020 that the first case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Thailand was found in a 61-year-old Chinese woman traveling from Wuhan, when she arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on 3 January 2020. The announcement was the first confirmation of a COVID-19 case outside […]

Police insist man injured during protest was not a medical volunteer

Metropolitan police deputy commissioner Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai reaffirmed on Monday that the injured man, seen in video footage lying on the road among police, was not a medical volunteer. Responding to an allegation, which went viral on social media, that the police had attacked the unidentified medical volunteer during a protest by Ratsadon followers in […]

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 15 February 2021 [EN/TH]

SPOTLIGHT On 15th February, 143 new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand bringing the cumulative total number of cases to date to 24,714.Two new deaths were reported today. Of the cases reported in Thailand, 92.6% (22,883) have recovered, 0.3% (82) have died, and 7.1% (1,749) are receiving […]

Thailand Detects South Africa COVID-19 Variant

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNN-Bernama) — A Thai man who returned from Tanzania and undergoing mandatory quarantine has tested positive for the South Africa COVID-19 variant. Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputy spokesman, Natapanu Nopakun said the 41-year-old gem trader who travelled from Tanzania had arrived in Thailand on Jan 29 and stayed at an alternative state […]

Thailand Defends Decision Not to Join COVAX Vaccine Alliance

BANGKOK – The Thai government on Sunday defended its decision not to join the WHO-sponsored coronavirus vaccine program, saying that to do so would risk the country paying more for the shots and facing uncertainty about delivery times. The government has been criticized by opposition politicians and protesters for lacking transparency and being too slow […]