Focus on jails

Focus on jails

The Corrections Department is ramping up efforts to contain the Covid-19 outbreak at two prisons in Bangkok, where nearly 3,000 inmates have tested positive for the disease.

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Unsung hero?

Indonesia is about to announce a glowing report on Sinovac vaccine based on a study on 128,000 health workers.

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Unsung hero?

+32 Covid deaths

A record surge in reported daily coronavirus cases to 4,887 includes results of mass testing in prisons over a longer period, with only 2,052 in local communities, the government's spokesman says.

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+32 Covid deaths

Inmates infected

Nearly 3,000 inmates at Bangkok's two main prisons -- Bangkok Remand Prison and the Central Women's Correctional Institution -- have been found to be infected with Covid-19.

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Inmates infected

Jabs at mall

The first Covid-19 vaccination centre outside a hospital was opened on Wednesday at the CentralPlaza Lardprao shopping complex.

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Jabs at mall

'Walk-in' virus shots

Walk-in services for Covid-19 vaccination could be immediately taken to any province that is ready to provide free jabs to any person who has expressed a wish to get the vaccine.

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'Walk-in' virus shots

Eviction looms

Prasobsuk community residents feel they are paying the price for the fast-paced infrastructure development cutting through the heart of Nakhon Ratchasima.

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Eviction looms

Last updated: May 13, 2021 at 13:45 hrs.

Thailand situation

  • Total cases:93,794
  • Recovered:60,615
  • Daily New Cases:4,887
  • Deaths:518
  • Rank:94
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A different side of the green lung

A different side of the green lung

If riding around Bang Kachao isn't your cup of tea, taking a tour organised by Dasta is a great way to observe the rural life of local communities here and participate in unique workshops.

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