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Arusa Pisuthipan

Deputy editor of the Life section

Arusa Pisuthipan is the deputy editor of the Life section of the Bangkok Post.

Arusa Pisuthipan
27 Sep 2021

Long Covid is the hidden pandemic

Covid-19 has changed people's lives drastically in many ways. For one, masks have become essential items now while hybrid workplaces, remote learning, and cashless shopping are normal practices. We will also never feel at ease riding in an elevator with strangers the way we did before.

27 Sep 2021
26 Jul 2021

Make merit, stay home

The Communicable Disease Committee in Chiang Mai ordered two more places to close last week due to the spread of Covid-19.

26 Jul 2021
Make merit, stay home
14 Jun 2021

Schools sing pandemic blues

Given the continuing surge of Covid-19 cases countrywide, the Ministry of Education had no choice but to postpone the start of the new school semester from June 1 to today.

14 Jun 2021 17
22 Mar 2021

Is Prayut's Covid jab enough to ease vaccine hesitancy?

Thailand finally saw the first shot of the controversial AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being administered to Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha last week along with members of the cabinet.

22 Mar 2021
11 Jan 2021

Covid confusion is the new normal

With this new surge of Covid-19 cases hitting the country, Thais know that the disease is not new. Certain buzzwords like coronavirus and the new normal are familiar narratives and protective face masks and alcohol-based sanitisers have become common household items.

11 Jan 2021 11
9 Nov 2020

It never rains, but instead it pours

As the rainy season comes to an end, the population of Bangkok and its neighbouring provinces are readying to brave the return of PM2.5 dust particles that have been clouding the sky as reported recently by the Department of Pollution Control. A new working team has been set up to alert people of the situation and apparently, it will function just like the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

9 Nov 2020 15
7 Sep 2020

Vaccine promise doesn't mean guard can be let down

When it comes to Covid-19, Thais might think they have a few reasons to celebrate. First, the country made a record of 102 days without domestic transmission. The slow rising curve in infections is the result of returnees importing the infection from abroad, however, they are made to stay in state quarantine facilities.

7 Sep 2020 3
22 Jun 2020

Fight hate with love

Martin Luther King Jr once said: "Through violence you may murder the hater, but you can't murder hate." This statement could not be more true, especially today in a world full of unrest triggered by discrimination and intolerance towards diversity of any kind.

22 Jun 2020 37
13 Apr 2020

The greatest test

Songkran is strange this year. There will be no water war where people dowse buckets of water on each other to cool off from the summer heat. We are encouraged to stay home and not to visit our old parents. Or if we do, we have to stay at least 2m away from them.

13 Apr 2020 1
3 Feb 2020

Whoops apocalypse

Only two months in and it seems the world in 2020 is nearer to doomsday than ever before.

3 Feb 2020 2