How to beat the outbreak

Tanarak Plipat, deputy director-general of the Disease Control Department, has recently become a household name because of his daily updates on the Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand.In his briefings, he always stresses the need to maintain personal hygiene as a protection against the novel coronavirus, in ...

Onnucha Hutasingh

Majority concerned about Covid-19: Poll

A majority of people are concerned about the spread of Covid-19, the disease spread by the novel coronavirus, according to an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.The poll was conducted on March 11-12 on 1,260 people aged 15 and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand begins disinfecting packages

Postal services began disinfecting all packages received from overseas on Thursday to counter the spread of the coronavirus, although the World Health Organisation has said it is safe to receive post from badly affected countries, like China.The country reported four new cases of coronavirus on ...

Government establishes COVID-19 management center

A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) management center has been set up at Government House in Bangkok. Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has instructed all relevant agencies to integrate their work to deal with the spread of COVID-19. He has assured the public ...

Tarin Angskul

Anutin: Covid drugs supply adequate for now

Thailand has adequate supplies of medicine to treat Covid-19 patients unless the outbreak becomes much worse, and it is seeking to import more drugs from China, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charvirakul said on Monday.“Thailand has enough drugs to treat patients’ symptoms ...

Wassana Nanuam

First COVID-19 related death in Thailand

A medical panel, from Thailand’s National Infectious Committee, will determine the exact cause of the death of a COVID-19 patient, who contracted dengue fever prior to becoming infected with the coronavirus.Disease Control Department director-general Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai said today the victim, a 35-year old Thai ...

Virus panic pushes SET off a ledge

Thailand’s benchmark equity index tumbled to its biggest one-day loss since 2014, plunging below 1,400 points as rising local coronavirus infections shattered already fragile investment sentiment.The Thai bourse was the biggest loser in Asia-Pacific for the second time in three days.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Covid-19 declared a dangerous contagious disease

The National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) has declared Covid-19 a dangerous contagious disease, but added that Thailand has not yet reached the third phase of the epidemic.Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said after a meeting of the National Communicable Disease Committee ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand expands virus detection

The Public Health Ministry is expanding its search for people possibly infected with the coronavirus, resulting in a growing number of patients under investigation (PuI), while the number of local Covid-19 cases remains unchanged at 35.Surveillance is being “proactively” expanded to people developing pneumonia with ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Economic growth slips to 5-year low, virus to hit tourism

Thailand’s economy grew at its weakest pace in five years in 2019, as exports and public investments slowed, and the impact from the coronavirus epidemic is set to pile more pressure on Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy this year.The trade-dependent economy has been buffeted by the ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

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