Coronavirus outbreak

STARTING DATE: 8 Nov 2020

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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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New dose target

The Department of Disease Control is aiming to complete its inoculation target of giving the first Covid-19 vaccine shot to at least 50% of the population by the end of next month.

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New dose target
18 Sep 2021

UK travellers cheer eased curbs

LONDON: Travel companies were gearing up for the busiest weekend of the year as holiday bookings surged following the UK government’s announcement on Friday that it would ease travel curbs for the fully vaccinated.

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UK travellers cheer eased curbs
18 Sep 2021

Half of Thais to get jabs by end of October

Half of the 70-million population will have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of October, with at least 1 million doses each for the first and second shots to be administered on Sept 24 alone to mark a special day.

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Half of Thais to get jabs by end of October
18 Sep 2021

Vietnam approves Cuban vaccine

HANOI: Vietnam has approved a Cuban vaccine for use against the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday, as the country continues to battle its worst outbreak yet.

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Vietnam approves Cuban vaccine
18 Sep 2021

Covid cases linked to Korat market jump to 270

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The number of Covid-19 infections linked to a major wholesale market for farm products in the Northeast has jumped to 270, prompting authorities to extend its closure to Sept 25.

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Covid cases linked to Korat market jump to 270
18 Sep 2021

+122 deaths

New Covid infections outnumber recoveries for a third straight day, reversing recent trend, as the country logs 14,109 new cases and 122 fatalities.

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+122 deaths
18 Sep 2021

Temples barred from burning Covid waste

The Public Health Ministry has announced a safety measure allowing only industrial waste and power plants to incinerate Covid-19 infectious waste.

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Temples barred from burning Covid waste
18 Sep 2021

Booster shots to be provided to 3 million

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will roll out Covid-19 vaccine booster jabs to three million people nationwide who have been fully inoculated with Sinovac.

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Booster shots to be provided to 3 million
17 Sep 2021

Indonesia considers October reopening on Bali

JAKARTA: Indonesia may allow foreign tourists to start returning to the popular resort island of Bali and other parts of the country by October after a sharp slide in Covid-19 cases, senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Friday.

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Indonesia considers October reopening on Bali
17 Sep 2021

Cambodia vaccinating children as young as 6

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia on Friday began vaccinating children as young as six against the coronavirus, even though the World Health Organisation has yet to approve a vaccine for the under-12s.

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Cambodia vaccinating children as young as 6