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Phuket News
Philippines suspends Thailand travel
BANGKOK: The Philippines will suspend travel from Thailand and Malaysia, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.
Body of man who fell at Sarasin Bridge after entry denial found
PHUKET: The body of a man who slipped and fell into the water under the Sarasin bridge after he was denied entry to the island was found in Mai Khao this morning (July 24).
Phuket medical staff embark on third vaccine booster drive
PHUKET: Vachira Phuket Hospital yesterday (July 23) embarked on its campaign to administer booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine to its frontline staff.
Phuket marks 18 new COVID cases for second successive day
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has reported 18 new confirmed COVID infections on the island for yesterday (July 23).
Phuket Sandbox driving employment opportunities in private boat charter industry
PHUKET: The Phuket Sandbox project is proving to be successful for local private boat charter business 5 Star Marine. 
Airport echoes with sobs and farewells in Hong Kong exodus
HONG KONG: Twice a day Hong Kong’s virtually deserted airport fills with the sound of tearful goodbyes as residents fearful for their future under China’s increasingly authoritarian rule start a new life overseas, mostly in Britain.
Religious holidays bring two alcohol ban days, three-day weekend
PHUKET: People across Phuket woke today to a 48-hour ban on the sale of alcohol as the nation commemorates the major Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) this weekend.
Woman dies after receiving mixed vaccines
THAILAND: A cerebral oedema, or brain swelling, has been diagnosed as the cause of death of a woman in Prachuap Khiri Khan who died at home after getting a second shot of a different COVID-19 vaccine, the Public Health Ministry said yesterday (July 23).
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: New rules for international & domestic arrivals! Activists indicted over protest |:| July 23
PHUKET XTRA - July 23 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Rapper fined for ’government slur’|:| Activists indicted for lese majeste over rally |:| New Phuket Sandbox rule |:| Rule change for domestic arrivals |:| PPAO eyes B98m for Moderna Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
PPAO secures 5,000 doses of Moderna as ‘third booster shot’, pushes for more
PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation (PPAO) President Rewat Areerob has confirmed Phuket will receive 5,060 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Thai Red Cross and is looking for more to make available for Phuket residents.
 
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Surat Thani announces new Covid-19 measures for Samui Plus

Less than 10 days after the less-than-thrilling Samui Plus reopening that saw just 31 international arrivals to Samui (with 2 to Koh Phangan and 1 to Koh Tao) so far and 110 people from the Phuket Sandbox, Surat Thani province in which the islands reside has announced immediate Covid-19 measures to curb the spread of the virus. The announcement today applies to foreigners as well as Thai nationals and applies new procedures for arriving on the islands, and more restrictions for businesses on the islands. The Governor of Surat Thani Province signed the provincial order yesterday in an attempt to […]

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His Majesty the King donates 2.8 billion baht in Covid-19 aid

Chulabhorn Royal Academy posted on Facebook that His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has donated more than 2.8 billion baht of his personal money in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The King had made donations to institutes and hospitals involved in the treating and care of people infected by the Covid-19 virus. In the post to Facebook yesterday, the academy stated that 2.4 billion baht has been allotted to 27 clinics, hospitals, and medical colleges throughout the country in order to purchase supplies and much-needed medical equipment. In addition to that sum, another 100 million baht has been donated by […]

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Covid UPDATE Provinces: 14,260 new infections, 119 deaths

The Thai Public Health Department have announced another 14,260 infections and 119 Covid-related deaths over the past 24 hours. 655 cases have been detected in Thai prisons. Notably, Phuket registered 21 new infections, pushing it close to its threshold of 90 new cases in a week whereby officials would consider the future of the Sandbox (70 over the past 7 days). Even though the main hotspot is Bangkok and the adjacent central Thailand provinces, the major growth of new cases is across the whole country and provinces, outside of the capital. 4,099 patients are currently in critical hospital care and […]

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Vaccination registration open for foreign residents over 60 in Bangkok

Vaccination registration for foreign residents aged 60+ only (born in or before 1961) residing in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces… Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon. Here’s the link… https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf…/viewform SOURCE: NBT

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Autopsy results for woman who died after mixing vaccines

Just as the government was launching their plan for people who have received a Sinovac vaccine already to give them AstraZeneca as a second shot, a tragic case occurred of a woman who received just that and died the following day at home in her bed. Now an autopsy has been completed on the woman who received mixed vaccines and doctors have determined that her death was the result of brain swelling from a clot. The director for emergency health hazards and diseases for the Department of Disease Control released the autopsy results today following the 39 year old woman’s […]

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Covid UPDATE Saturday: 14,260 new infections, news briefs

The Public Health Department have announced another 14,260 infections and 119 Covid-related deaths over the past 24 hours. 655 cases have been detected in Thai prisons. Whilst a slight drop from yesterday’s total new infections it maintains a rising trend in new infections around the country. 3,984 are currently in critical hospital care and 900 people remain on ventilators. The provincial totals will be published just after lunchtime in Thailand. • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has registered 2,661 foreigners and expats aged over 60 years of age. They are now waiting for their vaccination date to be sent to […]

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Department head predicts Covid-19 could last up to another year

Depending on the actions the government and the people of Thailand take, the Director-General of the Department of Medical Services predicts Covid-19 could continue for just a few months or drag on for another year. Director-General Somsak Ankasil asserted that declaration in a recorded video message this week made to thank the medical officials across the nation. In it, he said that many factors will affect our future and the future of the Covid-19 pandemic within the borders of Thailand. If handled well, he believes that Covid-19 could be wrangled under control in about 3 months or possibly as little […]

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Swedish prison hostage situation resolved with pizza

Have you ever just had a really strong food craving? In a Swedish prison this week, 2 inmates were able to take 2 guards hostage and refused to release them until their demand was met: pizza. The pair of inmates incarcerated in Hallby high-security prison outside of Eskilstuna on murder charges were able to force their way into a secure area for prison guards where prisoners were not allowed. Once inside, they grabbed 2 guards at around 12:30 pm holding them hostage and demanding a fresh-baked ransom. A mediator was sent in and negotiations began, with Swedish media reporting that the […]

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Minister: Foreigners, migrant workers are cared for amid Covid-19

Facing mounting criticism of the plight of migrant workers, often Burmese or Cambodian immigrants, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Minister of Labour Suchat Chomklin has spoken out in defence of the treatment of foreigners within Thailand. He stressed to the press that all laws and policies are non-discriminatory and that the government has addressed the concerns and safety of foreign workers during the pandemic. He said that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have enacted policies that have offered much-needed aid and assistance to migrant workers without discriminating against foreigners in providing healthcare. Suchat highlighted Thailand’s […]

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“Withhold Intubation” for certain older Thammasat Hospital patients

Thammasat University Hospital, overwhelmed with Covid-19 infections, has decided to implement a fatal “Withhold Intubation Rule” for patients over 75 years old with severe conditions like incurable cancer and AIDS. The hospital is experiencing an extreme shortage of ventilators and together critical life-saving equipment, and was forced to make the tough decision that will inevitably lead to unnecessary deaths. The hospital is stressed to capacity and even the overflow field hospital hosts 392 patients, 50 of which are children, plus the 300 patients the hospital is tasked with caring for in-home isolation. Even after sending those 300 patients home in […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
1,000+ cluster at Phetchabun's chicken factory
PHETCHABUN: More than 1,000 coronavirus infections were detected at a chicken processing plant in Bung Sam Phan district of this province. Most of them were Myanmar migrant workers.
Thai stars kick off quest for Games glory
Thailand is ready to launch their hunt for up to three gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, which officially opens on Friday.
'Sorry' for slow vaccine supply
The National Vaccine Institute (NVI) has apologised for slow Covid-19 vaccine procurement and says it is prepared to hold talks to join the Covax global vaccine sharing scheme.
Contract to buy 20m doses of Pfizer vaccine signed
The government has signed a supply agreement for 20 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, three months after it said it would buy them.
80 Covid deaths, 11,305 new cases
There were 80 Covid-19 fatalities and 11,305 new cases recorded on Monday, the Public Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning.
Building the skills your future business needs
How has Covid changed the skills that create success in your business?
Moderna shots to be allotted
Not all people who have booked, and paid for, the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from private hospitals will get all their shots since an allotment system will apply, according to the chairman of the Private Hospitals Association.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Vietnam reports record 7,968 Covid cases
More than two-thirds of the cases are in Ho Chi Minh City, the ministry said in a statement.
AstraZeneca seeking more doses for Thailand, Asean
AstraZeneca Plc is "scouring" its global supply chain to try and boost Covid-19 vaccine supplies to Thailand and Southeast Asia, its representative for the country said on Saturday, amidst speculations of local production shortfalls.
1,000+ cluster at Phetchabun's chicken factory
PHETCHABUN: More than 1,000 coronavirus infections were detected at a chicken processing plant in Bung Sam Phan district of this province. Most of them were Myanmar migrant workers.
Anti-lockdown protesters clash with Sydney police
SYDNEY: Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters gathered in Australia's two largest cities on Saturday, with several arrested in Sydney after violent clashes with police.
Samut Sakhon considers lockdown, closures
SAMUT SAKHON: Authorities are considering a lockdown and temporary factory closures in this central province after the Covid-19 situation worsened over the past few days.
India rescuers hunt for survivors as landslide toll hits 45
MUMBAI: Rescuers in India combed through mud and debris Saturday in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll from multiple monsoon-triggered landslides climbed to 45, according to officials.
53 isolation centres on way
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to open 53 community isolation centres by early next month for Covid-infected people awaiting hospital admission, city governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Friday.
Colombia authorises export of dried cannabis flowers
BOGOTA: Colombia gave the green light Friday to export dried cannabis flowers for use in medical products in addition to allowing manufacturers to produce goods such as textiles or food containing the plant.
Charles and Diana's 'wedding of the century'
PARIS: Their fairy-tale marriage 40 years ago this month was dubbed the "wedding of the century".
TAT plans to lure French market
Though the current restrictions in Thailand are hindering travel decisions, pent-up demand from the French market might lead to a surge in tourism at the end of this year until February, says the Paris office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
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