+15 Covid deaths

+15 Covid deaths

Bangkok continues to report the most daily coronavirus-related fatalities, with another 2,112 infections logged nationwide.

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Field hospitals at Klong Prem Prison for infected inmates

Field hospitals at Klong Prem Prison for infected inmates

The Corrections Department is converting five buildings at Klong Prem Central Prison in Chatuchak district into field hospitals, in a move to keep Covid-19 out of the prison system.

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7m Bangkok residents in line for jabs

The government has set a goal of vaccinating residents at the highest risk of contracting Covid-19 in Bangkok communities in the next four months.

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Govt unveils B225bn relief plan

The government will hand out 7,000 baht each for four million people with high purchasing power and launch a new phase of "Khon La Khrueng" co-payment scheme as part of a new relief package worth 225 billion baht.

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Cabinet split over THAI row

The cabinet is split over whether Thai Airways (THAI) should regain the status of a state enterprise, a move that could make or break the struggling airline.

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DIP rejects bid to patent Covid treatment

The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has rejected a request to patent the anti-viral drug Favipiravir which is being administered to patients with few if any Covid-19 symptoms.

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Avoid busy border, durian exporters told

The Department of Agriculture (DoA) has warned Thai exporters to avoid transporting their durians through the Youyi Guan border crossing in China because it is clogged up with traffic due to Covid-19 surveillance procedures.

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Govt offers reward for jab 'victims' who suffered

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is offering compensation for adverse events following Covid-19 vaccinations, ranging from persistent illnesses to death.

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Aids group calls for bug patent relax

Drug patents should be revoked so people can have equal access to medication while the world is facing the outbreak of Covid-19, the Aids Healthcare Foundation says.

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Data protection act delayed

The cabinet has deferred full enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) slated for this June by another year.

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