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 […]

COVID-19 Situation in Thailand Is Improving

The Ministry of Public Health reported that, in the overall picture, the COVID-19 situation in Thailand is improving and that many provinces have been able to effectively contain the spread of the disease.   According to the ministry, infections in Samut Sakhon and Bangkok are starting to slow down. Even so, emphasis is still placed […]

UNHCR Asia and the Pacific COVID-19 External Update (9 February 2021)

Highlights by country South-West Asia Afghanistan UNHCR has modified ongoing activities to ensure protection services can continue during the pandemic. Interventions for persons with specific needs and cash assistance programs for refugees have been modified to enable case assessment by phone. In addition, Community Based Protection Monitoring is now primarily conducted through household-level interviews rather […]

Court rejects request to delete Thanathorn’s livestream about vaccine program

Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s controversial Facebook livestream, criticizing the Thai government over its handling of COVID-19 vaccine procurement with reference to the monarchy, can now be put back online. The Criminal Court, on Monday, rejected a request from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to remove the footage from Facebook, on the grounds […]

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 6 February 2021

SPOTLIGHT 490 new cases (up 2.2% from previous day’s cumulative total) of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand bringing the total number of cases to date to 23,134. • Of these, 70.4% (16,274) have recovered, 0.3% (79) have died, and 29.3% (6,781) are receiving treatment or are in isolation. […]