Coronavirus outbreak

STARTING DATE: 8 Nov 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 5,245 STORIES

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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Covid-19 tests at Ayutthaya central shrimp market

AYUTTHAYA: People who visited the Central Shrimp Market in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district during March 30-April 15 are urged to get a Covid-19 test at the market on Sunday from 8.00am-2.00pm free of charge, provincial governor Panu Yaemsri announced.

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Covid-19 tests at Ayutthaya central shrimp market
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Siam Bioscience confident of delivering vaccine jabs on time

Siam Bioscience Co, the local biotechnology firm contracted to manufacture the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Thailand, said it is confident that it will be able to deliver the vaccines on time once they have passed the required checks.

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Department of Medical Services chief urges hospital care for Covid-19 cases

The Department of Medical Services (DMS) is urging those who have tested positive for Covid-19 to seek treatment at hospitals, amid growing concerns about spreading the virus to vulnerable family members.

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Hospital bed shortage

As the number of Covid-19 cases in the third wave soars, several people are turning to social media in a desperate attempt to find hospital beds for their families and friends.

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Hospital bed shortage
17 Apr 2021

Covid outbreak closes Ayutthaya shrimp market

AYUTTHAYA: The Central Shrimp Market in Ayutthaya has been ordered closed until Sunday after at least 17 people were believed to have contracted Covid-19 from people working there.

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Covid outbreak closes Ayutthaya shrimp market
17 Apr 2021

Grim milestone

Global Covid death toll passes 3 million on Saturday as infections keep speeding up despite vaccination campaigns, leading countries like India to impose new lockdowns.

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Grim milestone
17 Apr 2021

Two deaths

Two more deaths and 1,547 new Covid-19 cases are reported, as case numbers exceed 40,000 and the death toll approaches 100.

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Two deaths
17 Apr 2021

155 new Covid-19 cases in Chon Buri

CHON BURI: A total of 155 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Chon Buri province on Saturday, many of which were linked to entertainment places, bringing the total in the new round of the outbreak this month to 1,065 cases.

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155 new Covid-19 cases in Chon Buri
17 Apr 2021

Kingdom 'on track' for June inoculation initiative

The Department of Disease Control has stressed that the kingdom will carry out the national Covid-19 inoculation drive in June as planned, starting with six million locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccines.

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Kingdom 'on track' for June inoculation initiative
17 Apr 2021

Council hints at layoffs

The Tourism Council of Thailand estimates the industry's unemployment rate in the second quarter could reach between 2-2.5 million as reopening plans might be delayed if the government cannot flatten the virus curve within a month.

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Council hints at layoffs