Coronavirus outbreak

STARTING DATE: 8 Nov 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 4,709 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 latest

The death of a bed-ridden man raises the coronavirus toll to 76, with 808 new local infections detected and 11 imported cases.

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Covid-19 latest
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Tourist lift tipped for Pattaya

CHON BURI: Tourists are expected to soon start flocking back to Pattaya amid a far brighter Covid-19 outlook and with the mandatory 14-day quarantine no longer being enforced.

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For tourism staff

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) aims to establish the Tourism Labour Bank assistance programme by March for tourism workers suffering from the impact of the pandemic.

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For tourism staff
05:00

Jab rollout

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on Tuesday defended the government over criticism it was taking too long to start vaccinating Thais against the coronavirus.

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Jab rollout
04:00

Boost for eateries

Dine-in restaurants across the country will probably be allowed to extend their opening times from 9pm to midnight as Covid restrictions are eased.

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Boost for eateries
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The pandemic's unsung heroes

Food delivery service has been a godsend for many during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The pandemic's unsung heroes
03:45

Los Angeles 'vaccine chasers' wait hours in hope of leftover doses

LOS ANGELES - Young "vaccine chasers" with sleeping bags, warm hoodies and folding chairs are lining up for hours outside Los Angeles inoculation centers in the hope of obtaining coronavirus jabs from leftover vials that would otherwise end up in the trash.

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Los Angeles 'vaccine chasers' wait hours in hope of leftover doses
26 Jan 2021

Grim milestone for Indonesia as coronavirus cases pass 1m

JAKARTA: Indonesia surpassed a million confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a grim milestone for the Southeast Asian nation that has struggled since last March to get its Covid-19 epidemic under control.

26 Jan 2021
Grim milestone for Indonesia as coronavirus cases pass 1m
26 Jan 2021

Social security contribution cut to 0.5% for 2 months

Monthly contributions by salaried employees to the Social Security Fund will be further cut for two months to 0.5% of their salaries from a reduced rate of 3% previously.

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Social security contribution cut to 0.5% for 2 months
26 Jan 2021

Half million illegal migrants to be registered

Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin expects about 500,000 illegal migrant workers will be registered by the middle of next month.

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Half million illegal migrants to be registered