Public health

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Society bands together to alleviate virus burden

‘If Wuhan authorities can build field hospitals with 1,000 beds in 10 days, Korat province can develop field hospitals with several hundred beds in two days,” Somchai Chatpathanasiri, owner of the Punjadara Hotel located in Nakhon Ratchasima province, says proudly.Mr Somchai is one of a ...

Anchalee Kongrut

Thai expats urge cooperation

Many Thais living abroad agree that their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic in their adopted nations can serve as a valuable lesson for those back home who have yet to be placed under the most severe of restrictions.In a selection of phone interviews conducted by ...

Kornchanok Raksaseri

New national hub to work on easing mask shortages

A new national centre will be set up to solve the face mask crisis after earlier attempts to deal with the severe shortage failed to ensure availability.Surgical masks are medical “weapons” for hospital staff and people against Covid-19, so to make sure they are armed ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Government vows to screen all people returning from Bangkok [Video]

The government has given its assurance that officials will impose stringent COVID-19 screening measures on people returning to their home provinces from Bangkok and warned that those failing to comply will face both a fine and imprisonment.Keep watching ...

Covid-19 alert: If you were at any of these places, contact officials

The Department of Disease Control has released a list of 23 places it deems high-risk for Covid-19 in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Surin and Songkhla provinces. It wants people who had visited these places on the mentioned dates and times to ...

The Nation Reporter

Health certificates required of all visitors

The government will extend the requirement of medical certificates and health insurance from Sunday to cover all visitors to the country regardless of nationalities to curb the spread of the coronavirus.Thailand reported 60 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily jump in the number of cases ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

COVID-19: ASEAN is preparing for the worst

The COVID-19 pandemic started in the city of Wuhan in China. However, the once epicentre of the virus has closed all of its public facility-turned temporary hospitals on 10 March as the number of infected patients continues to decrease. According to local media in the ...

Athira Nortajuddin

At least 400,000 infections expected

Widespread transmission will slow down until the number of infected cases per week peaks between January and February next year. At least 400,000 people will be diagnosed with Covid-19 this year and next, with the peak period expected to be during the next cool season, ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Rapid test kit ready for trials

Thai researchers have developed a rapid test kit for Covid-19 and plan to launch clinical trials next month.According to the research team led by Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), the new kit will deliver results in 30 to 45 minutes, compared to the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bangkok governor signs order closing entertainment venues in the capital

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today invoked the Infectious Diseases Act to order the closure of boxing stadia, bars, pubs, massage parlours, saunas, cinemas and fitness clubs, effective tomorrow (Wednesday) for 14 days.The Governor’s order follows today’s cabinet decision to close entertainment venues in and around ...

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