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Foreign residents WILL be included in COVID-19 vaccination program: CCSA

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Thailand's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has moved to reassure foreigners that they will be included in the country's vaccination program.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216187-foreign-residents-will-be-included-in-covid-19-vaccination-program-ccsa/

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Thailand previews difficult life without tourists

 

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A man walks at the empty Karon beach on Phuket Island, Thailand in April 1, 2021. Picture taken April 1, 2021 with a drone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

Thailand looks ill-prepared for life without tourists as a fresh wave of contagion hits. The Southeast Asian country needs to wean itself off this economic crutch, but political instability stands in the way.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216213-thailand-previews-difficult-life-without-tourists/

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Golf-Patty, Atthaya share lead after opening round in Thailand

 

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FILE PHOTO: Apr 4, 2021; Rancho Mirage, California, USA; Patty Tavatanakit putts on the 18th hole during the final round of the ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Rancho Mirage Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

 

(Reuters) - Thailand's Patty Tavatanakit carded a brilliant eight-under-par 64 to join compatriot Atthaya Thitikul in the lead after the opening round of the $1.6 million Honda LPGA Thailand on Thursday, with the pair ahead by a shot.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216252-golf-patty-atthaya-share-lead-after-opening-round-in thailand/

 

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Phuket gets B1bn for job-creation projects, help COVID unemployed

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew at Phuket Porvincial Hall yesterday (May 5). Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Government has received just over B1 billion to dedicate to job-creation projects and to support those left out of work, and out of income, by the ongoing economic crisis.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216255-phuket-gets-b1bn-for-job-creation-projects-help-covid-unemployed/

 

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Pfizer Confirms No Import yet of COVID-19 Vaccine into Thailand

Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Pfizer has confirmed on Wednesday that its vaccine had not yet been imported into Thailand, adding that it is still in talks with Thailand’s Public Health Ministry over a deal to purchase the vaccine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216256-pfizer-confirms-no-import-yet-of-covid-19-vaccine-into-thailand/

 

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National Health Security Office Offers Compensation for Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is offering compensation for the adverse side effects following COVID-19 inoculation, ranging from persistent illnesses to death.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216257-national-health-security-office-offers-compensation-for-adverse-reactions-to-covid-19-vaccines/

 

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Free Trade Agreement Helps Thai Durian as Market Leader in China

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai durian is still a market leader in China, due to the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, and FTAs have also helped Thailand gain an advantage in other international markets.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216258-free-trade-agreement-helps-thai-durian-as-market-leader-in-china/

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination for Expats, Foreign Diplomats

 

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NONTHABURI, May 6 (TNA) – The Department of Disease Control prepares a special clinic for COVID-19 vaccination for expatriates and foreign diplomats at Bangrak Building.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216187-foreign-residents-will-be-included-in-covid-19-vaccination-program-ccsa/?do=findComment&comment=16450599

 

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VAX rollout: Top Bangkok hospital says they will NOT supply Moderna vaccine

 

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Vibhavadi Hospital - a top private hospital in the northern part of Bangkok - has told its patrons that it will not be supplying the Moderna vaccine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216269-vax-rollout-top-bangkok-hospital-says-they-will-not-supply-moderna-vaccine/

 

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Covid outbreak in pineapple factory sparks fear of wider spread in Hua Hin/Cha-Am area

 

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The Prachuap Post on Facebook reported there were 22 cases of Covid-19 found at a pineapple factory on the Hua Hin bypass among Myanmar migrants.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216270-covid-outbreak-in-pineapple-factory-sparks-fear-of-wider-spread-in-hua-hincha-am-area/

 

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Thailand reports 2,044 new coronavirus cases, 27 new deaths

 

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Buddhist monks look as rescue workers put a coffin containing a body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) into a crematorium chamber at a temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

(Reuters) - Thailand on Friday reported 27 new coronavirus deaths, matching its second-highest daily rise in fatalities, as the country grapples with a third wave of infections.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216276-thailand-reports-2044-new-coronavirus-cases-27-new-deaths/

 

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Accountant at nursing college in Uttaradit stole 2 million baht to fund social life

 

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Crime Suppression Division police in Uttaradit in northern Thailand served an arrest warrant on a 34 year old former accounts clerk at an area nursing college. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216285-accountant-at-nursing-college-in-uttaradit-stole-2-million-baht-to-fund-social-life/

 

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Chiang Mai: "Scissors" bank robber taken into custody - he was due to get married

 

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Sanook reported that police in Chiang Mai had made a quick arrest of a man who attempted to rob a branch of a well known bank at the Tha Phae gate on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216287-chiang-mai-scissors-bank-robber-taken-into-custody-he-was-due-to-get-married/

 

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Cha-Am:  Search on after three people go missing when two boats capsized

 

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77kaoded reported that the mayor of Cha-Am was coordinating a search and the district chief had set up a command center after two boats capsized in the early hours of Thursday morning.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216289-cha-am -search-on-after-three-people-go-missing-when-two-boats-capsized/

 

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Phuket officials consider lifting rapid test requirement

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Vice Governor Piyapong Choowong (left) explains the rapid antigen test situation while visiting the Phuket Check Point in Tha Chatchai yesterday (May 6). Screenshot: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: Phuket officials are conjuring whether to continue the rapid antigen test for people arriving in Phuket at all from May 15, now that it has been announced that it would no longer be free for Thais from that date on.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216302-phuket-officials-consider-lifting-rapid-test-requirement/

 

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Klong Toey community leaders say COVID-19 screening and vaccination is fair

 

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Klong Toey community leaders have refuted an allegation by a Palang Pracharat MP, claiming double standards in the distribution of queue tickets for COVID-19 screening and vaccination to residents in the crowded communities.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216305-klong-toey-community-leaders-say-covid-19-screening-and-vaccination-is-fair/

 

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Phuket adds Krabi, Trang to ‘red zone’ entry requirements

By The Phuket News

 

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A man is tested at the Phuket Check Point at Tha Chatchai as part of the process of being allowed onto Phuket. Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Phuket officials have added Ranong, Krabi, Trang and Phatthalung to the list of ‘red zone’ provinces for which people arriving from must comply with the requirement to prove that they are fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arriving, or else face a rapid antigen test as an initial step to determine whether or not they are infected.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216306-phuket-adds-krabi-trang-to-‘red-zone’-entry-requirements/

 

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Major COVID-19 Clusters Are Found in 3 Bangkok Communities

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) declared yesterday that it is now focusing its efforts on containing major COVID-19 clusters in three Bangkok communities, namely Khlong Toey, Bon Kai in Pathumwan and Ban Khing in Bang Kae.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216309-major-covid-19-clusters-are-found-in-3-bangkok-communities/

 

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Thailand expects up to 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine from July

 

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FILE PHOTO: A vial and syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Thailand's health minister said on Friday he expects the Southeast Asian country to receive 10 to 20 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during the second half of this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216311-thailand expects-up-to-20-million-doses-of-pfizer-vaccine-from-july/

 

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Impact Muang Thong Offers Use of Challenger Hall as a Field Hospital

By Woraprat Lerpaisal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Bangkok Land has offered Challenger Hall, at Impact Muang Thong Thani exhibition center in Nonthaburi province, as a field hospital to help handle rising COVID-19 infections in Greater Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216312-impact-muang-thong-offers-use-of-challenger-hall-as-a-field-hospital/

 

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At 1.2% Thailand ranks sixth in ASEAN for population inoculation

 

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Thailand ranks sixth among ASEAN’s 10 member countries for COVID-19 vaccination of their population, at 1.2%, with over 1.6 million doses being administered, according to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216314-at-12-thailand-ranks-sixth-in-asean-for-population-inoculation/

 

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“Nobody is safe until everyone is safe” – all people in Thailand eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

 

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Bangkok, 07 May, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to reiterate the assurance from the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) that all people in Thailand, including foreigners regardless of nationality, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216324-“nobody-is-safe-until-everyone-is-safe”-–-all-people-in-thailand-eligible-for-covid-19-vaccine/

 

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