Disasters

Pandemics

MOPH develops reusable PPE

Medical workers who are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic face the highest risk of infection. Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is essential to protect themselves against the virus, however it can only be used once. Now, the Ministry of Public Health ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

Second wave a worry, warn advisers

The nation must be ready to cope with a possible resurgence in Covid-19 cases if lockdown measures are eased, as expected, starting on May 17, the government’s pandemic advisory committee warned on Friday.“The government, business and ordinary citizens must be prepared for an uptick in ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Exodus sparks new virus transmission fears

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is concerned about the possibility of increased virus transmission as many head to their home provinces for the long weekend.Traffic police media outlets and other social media showed heavy traffic on Friday, the start of a four-day holiday ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Don’t Waste The Pandemic Response

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest global challenges in generations. Governments and monetary authorities are correctly using every policy lever at their disposal to prevent a grave public-health emergency from becoming an even deeper economic, political, and social crisis. But as we rush ...

Bertrand Badré

Labour dept teaches migrant workers the importance of social distancing etc

The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare has sent out a team of officials to instruct the employers of migrant workers about the government’s measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.Apinya Sujarittanan, director-general of the department, said that many businesses had not put in place ...

The Nation Reporter

Researchers predict post-pandemic norms

Societies and consumer behaviour could enter a “next normal” phase where on-demand needs of goods and services are serviced instantly through smartphone applications after the pandemic ends.With many people working from home as part of a global effort to contain the virus outbreak, many of ...

Pathom Sangwongwanich

Virus pandemic linked to destruction of wildlife and world's ecosystems

Covid-19 is the latest example of how human impact on biodiverse areas and wildlife habitats is linked to the spread of infectious diseases.After the novel coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, China in late December 2019, it didn’t take long for conspiracy theorists to claim it ...

Children at risk of rabies– despite vaccinations – after savage attack by dog

Three children are at risk of rabies infections, despite being vaccinated, after a rabid dog attacked them in Samut Prakan province on March, 20 night.“The risk is particularly high when the victims receive several or severe bites,” Professor Thiravat Hemachudha, a prominent doctor and lecturer ...

The Nation Reporter

Immunising Asean

Southeast Asia has become a hot spot for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, which has led to stepped-up international efforts to strengthen national and regional pandemic preparedness capacity.Socio-economic, demographic and environmental factors are driving the emergence of more disease outbreaks in the region, according to ...

Nareerat Wiriyapong

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