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  • Thailand reports 10,648 new COVID-19 cases, 82 deaths
    File photo: Reuters   Thailand on Saturday (October 16) reported 10,648 new COVID-19 cases, 10,794 recoveries and 82 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.   ◼︎ 10,794 recoveries ◼︎ 10,537 new infections ◼︎ 111 prison / prison infections   ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,743,975 ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,619,829   Saturday’s cases bring the total...

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    Thailand on Saturday (October 16) reported 10,648 new COVID-19 cases, 10,794 recoveries and 82 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

     

    ◼︎ 10,794 recoveries

    ◼︎ 10,537 new infections

    ◼︎ 111 prison / prison infections

     

    ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,743,975

    ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,619,829

     

    Saturday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 1,772,838 with 18,205 deaths.

     

    The news comes as Thammasat University has entered into agreements with two private hospitals to procure seven million doses of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, to be distributed to a network of private hospitals.

     

    The university has also contacted a vaccine institute in an eastern European country, with the help of the Thai embassy there, to seek the donation of 3 million doses of Moderna vaccine.

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

    16 October 16 2021
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  • Thailand Opening To Foreign Tourists: Curfew Reduced
      Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has confirmed the country will reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists from 10 low risk countries who arrive by air on Nov 1.   During a meeting on Thursday lunchtime (Oct 14), it was also announced that the night time curfew will be reduced to 11pm-3am.   The new curfew...

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    Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has confirmed the country will reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists from 10 low risk countries who arrive by air on Nov 1.

     

    During a meeting on Thursday lunchtime (Oct 14), it was also announced that the night time curfew will be reduced to 11pm-3am.

     

    The new curfew will be effective from Oct 16 and will remain in place until the end of October.

     

    With the reduction of the curfew restaurants and convenience stores can now open until 10pm.

     

    However, the sale of alcohol in restaurants is still banned and bars, pubs and nightclubs must remain closed.

     

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Certificate of Entry (COE) requirement for foreign tourists will be replaced with a new web based system called “Thailand Pass”.

     

    The system will make it easier for people wishing to travel to Thailand and will support the government’s “Ease of Travelling” policy.

     

    The new Thailand Pass system will replace the COE system by Nov 1, it was announced.

     

    However, the COE will still be used by those who enter Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ) for those who arrive by land or sea.

     

    Further details are set to be announced following official approval from the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

    16 October 16 2021
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  • COVID-19: Thailand Reports 10,486 New Coronavirus Cases, 94 Deaths
    File photo: REUTERS   Thailand on Friday (October 15) reported 10,486 new COVID-19 cases, 10,711 recoveries and 94 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.   ◼︎ 10,711 recoveries ◼︎ 10,319 new infections ◼︎ 167 prison / prison infections   ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,733,327 ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,609,035   Friday’s cases bring the total...

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    Thailand on Friday (October 15) reported 10,486 new COVID-19 cases, 10,711 recoveries and 94 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

     

    ◼︎ 10,711 recoveries

    ◼︎ 10,319 new infections

    ◼︎ 167 prison / prison infections

     

    ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,733,327

    ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,609,035

     

    Friday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 1,762,190 with 18,123 deaths.

     

    The news comes as Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has confirmed the country will reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists from 10 low risk countries who arrive by air on Nov 1.

     

    During a meeting on Thursday lunchtime (Oct 14), it was also announced that the night time curfew will be reduced to 11pm-3am.

     

    The new curfew will be effective from Oct 16 and will remain in place until the end of October.

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

    15 October 15 2021
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  • Thailand Reports 11,276 New COVID-19 Cases And 112 Deaths
    File photo: REUTERS   Thailand on Thursday (October 14) reported 11,276 new COVID-19 cases, 10,407 recoveries and 112 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.   ◼︎ 10,407 recoveries ◼︎ 11,142 new infections ◼︎ 134 prison / prison infections   ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,722,841 ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,598,324   Thursday’s cases bring the total...

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    Thailand on Thursday (October 14) reported 11,276 new COVID-19 cases, 10,407 recoveries and 112 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

     

    ◼︎ 10,407 recoveries

    ◼︎ 11,142 new infections

    ◼︎ 134 prison / prison infections

     

    ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,722,841

    ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,598,324

     

    Thursday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 1,751,704 with 18,029 deaths.

     

    The news comes as The Department of Disease Control said there has yet to be any official report of adverse side-effects following COVID-19 vaccination in youth with the Pfizer vaccine, while urging younger people not to believe fake news circulating online.

     

    The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has provided an update on the national inoculation campaign, particularly on the progress of vaccine rollout for younger people.

     

    Thai health authorities earlier this month launched the vaccination drive among adolescents aged 12-18 years old, with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine being the only available vaccine receiving emergency use authorization for this age group.

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

    14 October 14 2021
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  • Very Heavy Rains Expected In Parts Of North And Northeast
      Increased rainfall is expected in Thailand during this period, with very heavy rains likely in some areas of the North and Northeast.   The Meteorological Department reported that a strong southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, the Southern Region, and the Gulf of Thailand while the tropical depression Lionrock covers the upper part...

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    Increased rainfall is expected in Thailand during this period, with very heavy rains likely in some areas of the North and Northeast.

     

    The Meteorological Department reported that a strong southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, the Southern Region, and the Gulf of Thailand while the tropical depression Lionrock covers the upper part of Laos. These conditions will result in increased rains over Thailand, with very heavy rains being likely in some areas of the North and Northeast. Isolated heavy rains are forecast for the Central Region, the Eastern Region, and the South’s west coast. People in risk areas are urged to beware of the heavy rainfall and rainwater accumulation that may cause overflows and flash floods.

     

    Strong wind is likely in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand. Waves are 2-3 meters high in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand, about 2 meters high in the lower Gulf, and more than 3 meters high in thundershowers. All ships are urged to proceed with caution and keep away from thundershowers. Small boats in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand should keep ashore.

     

    The weather bureau reported that tropical storm Kompasu in the Pacific, to the northeastern part of the Philippines, is yet to have effects on Thailand’s weather.

     

    Meanwhile, the water levels in Thailand’s major rivers are expected to increase, except in the Northern Region. The National Water Command and relevant agencies are monitoring water levels and are laying down the management framework for the water situation in the Chi-Mun river basin. The peak amount of water mass in Chi River, currently flowing through Maha Sarakham, is expected to reach Ubon Ratchathani on 23 October. Some effects may be had on lowlands along the riverbanks in Ubon Ratchathani, which is host to three major rivers. Officials have pre-emptively installed water propelling machines to push some water out into the Mekong River ahead of the arrival of the water mass from Chi River.

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

    13 October 13 2021
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  • COVID-19: Thailand Reports 10,064 New Coronavirus Cases, 82 Deaths
    File photo: REUTERS   Thailand on Wednesday (October 13) reported 10,064 new COVID-19 cases, 10,988 recoveries and 82 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.   ◼︎ 10,988 recoveries ◼︎ 9,946 new infections ◼︎ 118 prison / prison infections   ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,711,565 ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,587,917   Wednesday’s cases bring the total...

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    Thailand on Wednesday (October 13) reported 10,064 new COVID-19 cases, 10,988 recoveries and 82 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

     

    ◼︎ 10,988 recoveries

    ◼︎ 9,946 new infections

    ◼︎ 118 prison / prison infections

     

    ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,711,565

    ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,587,917

     

    Wednesday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 1,740,428 with 17,917 deaths.

     

    The news comes as Thais remain divided over the decision, announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, to allow foreign travellers to enter the country from November 1st, provided they are fully vaccinated, test negative for COVID-19 and arrive from one of the countries on the government’s approved list.

     

    Virologist Dr. Anan Jongkaewwattana asked, if 100,000 foreign tourists arrive in Thailand in a day, how health officials would be able to administer such a large number of RT-PCR tests effectively.

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

    13 October 13 2021
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  • Thailand Reports 9,445 New COVID-19 Cases, 84 Deaths
    File photo: REUTERS   Thailand on Tuesday (October 12) reported 9,445 new COVID-19 cases, 11,452 recoveries and 84 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.   ◼︎ 11,452 recoveries ◼︎ 9,244 new infections ◼︎ 201 prison / prison infections   ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,701,501 ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,576,929   Tuesday’s cases bring the total...

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    Thailand on Tuesday (October 12) reported 9,445 new COVID-19 cases, 11,452 recoveries and 84 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

     

    ◼︎ 11,452 recoveries

    ◼︎ 9,244 new infections

    ◼︎ 201 prison / prison infections

     

    ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,701,501

    ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,576,929

     

    Tuesday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 1,730,364 with 17,835 deaths.

     

    The news comes as Thailand will end coronavirus quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors from 10 low-risk countries starting Nov. 1, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian nation tries to revive its pandemic-hit economy.

     

    Thailand last year suffered its deepest economic contraction in more than two decades, with the key tourism sector still struggling.

     

    Visitors from at least 10 countries including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, China and the United States will be exempted from quarantine on arrival, Prayuth said in a televised speech.

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

    12 October 12 2021
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  • Thailand To End Quarantine For Some Vaccinated Visitors From Nov – PM
    FILE PHOTO: Health workers stand at the COVID-19 swab test area at the airport as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists, allowing foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visit the resort island without quarantine, in Phuket, Thailand July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo   Thailand will end coronavirus quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors from 10 low-risk...

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    FILE PHOTO: Health workers stand at the COVID-19 swab test area at the airport as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists, allowing foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visit the resort island without quarantine, in Phuket, Thailand July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

     

    Thailand will end coronavirus quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors from 10 low-risk countries starting Nov. 1, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian nation tries to revive its pandemic-hit economy.

     

    Thailand last year suffered its deepest economic contraction in more than two decades, with the key tourism sector still struggling.

     

    Visitors from at least 10 countries including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, China and the United States will be exempted from quarantine on arrival, Prayuth said in a televised speech.

     

    More countries will later be added to the list, he said.

     

    “I know this decision comes with some risk. It is almost certain that we will see a temporary rise in serious cases as we relax these restrictions,” Prayuth said.

     

    “We will have to track the situation very carefully and see how to contain and live with that situation, because I do not think that the many millions who depend on the income generated by the travel, leisure and entertainment sector can possibly afford the devastating blow of a second lost new year holiday period,” he said.

     

    But if there is an unexpected emergence of a highly dangerous new variant of the virus in the months ahead, Thailand will act accordingly, Prayuth said.

     

    Strict entry requirements and quarantine measures helped keep Thailand’s coronavirus outbreaks under control until recent months, but the curbs saw arrival numbers plummet to a fraction of its nearly 40 million visitors in 2019.

     

    Thailand lost about $50 billion in tourism revenue last year, an 82% plunge.

     

    It started with a pilot reopening that began on July 1 on its most popular island, Phuket, which has been vaccinating most of its local population.

     

    A total of just 100,000 foreign visitors are expected this year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

     

    Thailand also plans to allow resumption of alcohol sales at restaurants and to reopen entertainment venues by Dec. 1, Prayuth said, adding that the country will have more than 170 doses of vaccine by the end of the year.

     

    Thailand has so far vaccinated 32.5% of 72 million people in the country against COVID-19 and has eased many restrictions in Bangkok and other provinces, where infection numbers have declined lately.

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

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  • COVID-19: Thailand Reports 10,035 New Coronavirus Cases, 60 Deaths
    File photo: REUTERS   Thailand on Monday (October 11) reported 10,035 new COVID-19 cases, 10,590 recoveries and 84 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.   ◼︎ 10,590 recoveries ◼︎ 9,955 new infections ◼︎ 80 prison / prison infections   ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,692,056 ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,565,477   Monday’s cases bring the total...

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    Thailand on Monday (October 11) reported 10,035 new COVID-19 cases, 10,590 recoveries and 84 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

     

    ◼︎ 10,590 recoveries

    ◼︎ 9,955 new infections

    ◼︎ 80 prison / prison infections

     

    ▶︎ Total infections since April 1: 1,692,056

    ▶︎ Total recoveries since since April 1: 1,565,477

     

    Monday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 1,720,919 with 17,751 deaths.

     

    The news comes as the Rural Doctors Society (RDS) has warned Thai people not to lower their guard, noting that COVID-19 infections in Thailand are not declining, as widely misunderstood. On the contrary, are increasing, averaging over 20,000 cases a day.

     

    In its Facebook post yesterday (Sunday), the RDS says “please pay attention and be on the alert” as it pointed out at the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has shown two figures for new infections yesterday (Sunday), from different testing methods –  10,817 cases from RT-PCR tests and 10,055 cases from antigen tests.

     

    (Source: – Asean Now)

    11 October 11 2021
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  • Sunday Afternoon Covid-19 Update: News And Provincial Totals
    Today, the CCSA reported 10,817 new Covid-19 infections, a change of +187 since yesterday, and 84 Coronavirus-related deaths, a change of +11 from yesterday. Since April 1, in the latest wave of the virus in Thailand, a total of 1,682,021 confirmed Covid-19 infections have been reported. Provincial Covid-19 totals can be found below. In the...

    Today, the CCSA reported 10,817 new Covid-19 infections, a change of +187 since yesterday, and 84 Coronavirus-related deaths, a change of +11 from yesterday. Since April 1, in the latest wave of the virus in Thailand, a total of 1,682,021 confirmed Covid-19 infections have been reported. Provincial Covid-19 totals can be found below.

    In the 24 hour period since the last count, the CCSA has reported 9,981 recoveries, a change of -561 from yesterday. There are now 110,880 people currently receiving treatment for Covid-19, a change of +752 from yesterday, including 2,985 in the ICU and 689 on ventilators.

    Daily vaccinations topped 1 million on the date with the last reported data from the Department of Disease Control, with 480,064 first doses given, 489,043 second doses, and 40,965 third booster shots. According to their data (each governmental office seems to produce different data regarding vaccinations), on September 30, Thailand administered a record of just under 2.3 million vaccines.

    In provincial totals, Khon Kaen, with 305 new infections, just passed Sandbox destination Surat Thani (277 infections) in total Covid-19 cases today and Chumphon’s 115 new infections surpassed Ang Thong. Future Sandbox location on November 1 Chiang Mai had 225 new infections as it overtook both Samut Songkhram and Nakhon Nayok in total cases.

    New Sandbox programme destination Phang Nga also moved up in the total infection ranking, passing Loei today after finding 68 new infections. And Satun surpassed Nan, Lampang, and Lamphun due to 67 new infections in the past 24 hours.

    (Source: – The Thaiger)

    10 October 10 2021
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