Coronavirus outbreak

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An outbreak of a novel coronavirus started around mid-December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus spread around the world, with cases confirmed in around a dozen other countries including France, Australia and the US and dozens of deaths in China as of Jan 26, 2020.

Coronavirus outbreak
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24 Sep 2022

Chadchart: Bangkok reconsidering mask rules

Mask requirements in Bangkok may be reconsidered following the government’s decision to revoke the emergency decree on Covid-19, according to city governor Chadchart Sittipunt.

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Chadchart: Bangkok reconsidering mask rules
24 Sep 2022

607 new Covid inpatients, 14 more deaths

The country registered 607 new inpatients admitted to hospitals and 14 more Covid-19 related fatalities, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.

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607 new Covid inpatients, 14 more deaths
24 Sep 2022

New Covid strain added to watchlist

A new Omicron subvariant known as BQ.1.1, first reported in the United Kingdom last month, is now on Thailand's watchlist as the newest fast-spreading coronavirus variant, according to the Center for Medical Genomics at Ramathibodi Hospital.

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24 Sep 2022

Lines redrawn in virus battle

The state of emergency imposed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic will be lifted on Sept 30, and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) set up under the emergency decree will be disbanded as a result.

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Lines redrawn in virus battle
23 Sep 2022

Hong Kong scrapping quarantine for international arrivals

HONG KONG: Hong Kong announced on Friday it will end mandatory hotel quarantine, scrapping some of the world's toughest travel restrictions which have battered the economy and kept the finance hub internationally isolated.

23 Sep 2022
Hong Kong scrapping quarantine for international arrivals
23 Sep 2022

Winding down

The state of emergency imposed to cope with the coronavirus pandemic will be lifted and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration dissolved, both on Oct 1, a spokesman confirms.

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Winding down
23 Sep 2022

752 new Covid inpatients, 9 more deaths

The country registered nine more Covid-19 fatalities and 752 new cases admitted to hospitals during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Friday morning.

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752 new Covid inpatients, 9 more deaths
23 Sep 2022

Japan to lift Covid restrictions on foreign tourists from October

NEW YORK - Japan announced Thursday that it will lift tough Covid restrictions on foreign tourists, reopening the borders after two and a half years.

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Japan to lift Covid restrictions on foreign tourists from October
23 Sep 2022

Restrictions being lifted

Visitors will no longer be required to show their vaccination certificates or Covid-19 test results when they enter the country, and infected individuals with mild symptoms won't need to self-isolate when Thailand further relaxes its disease control measures next month.

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Restrictions being lifted
23 Sep 2022

Time for tourism rejig

Hoping to give tourism a boost in the post-pandemic era on Oct 1, the government has revised its visa rules, extending the validity of certain visas to entice foreign tourists to travel to the kingdom. But the move, while noteworthy, still falls short of the mark.

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Time for tourism rejig