The country had 119 new Covid-19 fatalities and 14,269 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Saturday morning.
The Tokyo Olympics were declared open in an eerily empty stadium after defying a year's pandemic delay and lingering coronavirus threats that will make them perhaps the most unusual Games in history.
A protest erupted at a prison in Myanmar's commercial capital of Yangon on Friday against what activists said was a worsening Covid-19 outbreak at the jail, which is used to hold opponents of February's military takeover.
HONG KONG: K-pop boy band BTS has just received a rare non-musical title - South Korea's special envoy for public diplomacy.
The Protocol Division of the Royal Thai Armed Forces is being probed and criticised for seeking a special allocation of Moderna vaccine for its personnel and their families.
NAKHON SAWAN: With use of herbal extracts to treat Covid-19 symptoms gaining popularity, a rising demand for krachai khao, or fingerroot, is generating a handsome income for growers in this province.
SINGAPORE: Singapore has postponed its National Day parade scheduled for Aug 9 amid mounting public concern over a new wave of Cvoid-19 infections in the city-state.
Exports in June grew at the highest level in 11 years as global demand increased, a trend which is expected to continue, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Friday.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to open 53 community isolation centres by early next month for Covid-19 cases waiting for hospital admission, city governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Friday.
ZHENGZHOU, China: Villagers were evacuated over makeshift bridges on Friday as floods submerged swathes of central China, following a historic deluge that claimed at least 33 lives, while a typhoon threatened to bring more misery as it headed towards the country's east coast.
CHON BURI: Four more Covid-19 deaths and another 669 infections, more than 200 in Bang Lamung district, were reported in this eastern province on Friday.