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Thai regulator approves AstraZenca vaccine for emergency use: sources

By Panarat Thepgumpanat

 

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FILE PHOTO: A health worker fills a syringe with a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Appleton Village Pharmacy, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Widnes, Britain, January 14, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use approval for the COVID-19 vaccine of AstraZeneca Plc, three health ministry sources said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202663-thai-regulator-approves-astrazenca-vaccine-for-emergency-use-sources/

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50,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in first week of Feb: Anutin

By The Nation

 

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The first 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine will arrive in Thailand in the first week of February, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202610-50000-doses-of-astrazeneca-vaccine-to-arrive-in-first-week-of-feb-anutin/

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Human trafficking cases in Thailand hit decade low due to COVID-19

By Nanchanok Wongsamuth

 

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People walk in the street on a rainy night in Bangkok, Thailand, August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva - RC24JI9I43GS

 

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Thailand last year launched the lowest number of human trafficking investigations in a decade as coronavirus restrictions on businesses and borders hindered criminal networks, according to a soon-to-be released government report.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202632-human-trafficking-cases-in-thailand-hit-decade-low-due-to-covid-19/

 

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NBTC to crack down on questionable food supplements, starting with cordyceps

By THE NATION

 

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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced on Wednesday that it is tying up with the Food and Drug Administration to hunt down those who have been falsely advertising food supplements since 2018.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202696-nbtc-to-crack-down-on-questionable-food-supplements-starting-with-cordyceps/

 

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Almost 5m workers hit by delayed economic recovery after new Covid wave: BOT

By The Nation

 

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Chayawadee Chai-Anant, senior director in the BOT economic and policy department. File photo

 

The new wave of Covid-19 will delay Thailand’s economic recovery and affect 4.7 million workers, a senior official at the Bank of Thailand (BOT) has warned.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202701-almost-5m-workers-hit-by-delayed-economic-recovery-after-new-covid-wave-bot/

 

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Thailand can expect 4-5% growth this year, says Finance Minister

By The Nation

 

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The Thai economy should expand by 4 to 5 per cent this year, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisit said on Thursday at the World Bank’s Thailand Economic Monitor event.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202702-thailand-can-expect-4-5-growth-this-year-says-finance-minister/

 

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Too early to say when COVID-19 lockdown will end, UK PM Johnson says

By Alistair Smout

 

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions in parliament in London, Britain January 20, 2021 in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS/REUTERS TV

 

LONDON (Reuters) - It is too early to say when the national coronavirus lockdown in England will end, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, as daily deaths from COVID-19 reach new highs and hospitals become increasingly stretched.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202707-too-early-to-say-when-covid-19-lockdown-will-end-uk-pm-johnson-says/

 

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Biden pivots away from old court battles, helps ignite new ones

By Lawrence Hurley

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden in his short time in office already has turned the page on some major legal battles that consumed former President Donald Trump's administration while also taking actions certain to ignite new ones likely headed toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202712-biden-pivots-away-from-old-court-battles-helps-ignite-new-ones/

 

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First big suicide attack in Baghdad for three years kills at least 32

 

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The site of a twin suicide bombing attack in a central market is seen in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people in Iraq's first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of Islamic State.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202715-first-big-suicide-attack-in baghdad for-three-years-kills-at-least-32/

 

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EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots as third wave fears mount

By Philip Blenkinsop and Kate Abnett

 

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A medical staff member receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the CHIREC Delta Hospital in Brussels, Belgium January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed to EU leaders on Thursday identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged after a meeting to discuss the mounting challenge from more infectious virus variants.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202714-eu-to-tighten-travel-curbs-for-virus-hot-spots-as-third-wave-fears-mount/

 

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'High doses of Vitamin C cannot prevent Covid-19'

By THE NATION

 

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The Digital Economy and Society Ministry has warned people not to believe or share news and Internet posts claiming that injecting 10,000 milligrams of Vitamin C can help prevent Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1202731-high-doses-of-vitamin-c-cannot-prevent-covid-19/

 

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