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Thailand grants emergency use approval for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine - official

 

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency use authorisation for the COVID-19 vaccine of Moderna Inc, an FDA official told Reuters on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217027-thailand grants-emergency-use-approval-for-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-official/

 

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Thai central bank ready to provide more support measures as coronavirus escalates

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's central bank is seen at the Bank of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's central bank said it will announce new measures on Friday to help households and small businesses during the pandemic and could provide further monetary and credit support if needed as the country deals with a third wave of coronavirus infections.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217028-thai-central-bank-ready-to-provide-more-support-measures-as-coronavirus-escalates/

 

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To jab or not to jab? Here’s why the answer should always be yes

By Thai PBS World’s General Desk 

 

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A medical staff member prepares a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus CoronaVac vaccine at a newly-opened vaccine clinic in Central Ladprao shopping mall in Bangkok on May 12, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

 

To get vaccinated or not to get vaccinated is a question many Thais are still asking themselves, even as the COVID death toll rises each day.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217030-to-jab-or-not-to-jab-here’s-why-the-answer-should-always-be-yes/

 

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Zero to Food Hero – Yindii creating change from the bottom up

 

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A mobile application, Yindii, is on a mission to tackle food waste in Thailand, hoping to create change from the bottom up. The application sells surplus food, from bakeries, local merchants, hotels, and supermarkets, and which is very safe, high quality, and hygienic, but just needs to be eaten before the end of the day.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217031-zero-to-food-hero-–-yindii-creating-change-from-the-bottom-up/

 

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Worker housing on Chaengwattana rd. closed after nearly 200 occupants contract COVID-19

 

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Credit: Laksi District Office Facebook Page

 

Bangkok’s Laksi district office has ordered the closure of a construction workers’ camp, belonging to Italthai Development Corporation on Chaengwattana road, until further notice, after 196 workers were found to be infected with COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217032-worker-housing-on-chaengwattana-rd-closed-after-nearly-200-occupants-contract-covid-19/

 

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Fashion giant gets approval for clothing line featuring revered late abbot Luang Phor Koon

 

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Portraits of the much revered late abbot Luang Phor Koon are featured on jackets from a street fashion giant. 

 

Thailand’s Ban Rai Temple has confirmed that it has granted a street fashion giant permission to use portraits of the much revered late abbot Luang Phor Koon on its jackets.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217033-fashion-giant-gets-approval-for-clothing-line-featuring-revered-late-abbot-luang-phor-koon/

 

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Corrections Dept. claims protest leader ‘Rung’ did not contract COVID-19 in prison

 

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File / Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul

 

Thailand’s Corrections Department said today (Thursday) that anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul did not contract COVID-19 in detention, after the 22-year-old announced her infection yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217038-corrections-dept-claims-protest-leader-‘rung’-did-not-contract-covid-19-in-prison/

 

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Airports of Thailand concession revenue drops 79%

By Chris Madden in Asia/Pacific, Financial News, Latest News, Regions

 

The company has delivered regular measures to assist concessionaires during the pandemic

 

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Airports of Thailand (AOT) reported a 79% drop in concessions revenue for the last six months.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217041-airports-of-thailand-concession-revenue-drops-79/

 

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Thai woman was paid 5,000 baht by Indian who wanted to get a marriage visa extension

 

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A Thai woman arrested in Prachinburi admitted to accepting 5,000 baht to marry an Indian and falsely claim she was living with him. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217063-thai-woman-was-paid-5000-baht-by-indian-who-wanted-to-get-a-marriage-visa-extension/

 

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Chonburi Covid -19 new confirmed cases slightly rise to 64, most in Banglamung

By Goong Nang (GN)

 

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Chonburi, Thailand-The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 64 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 this morning (May 14th), a slight rise from yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217065-chonburi-covid-19-new-confirmed-cases-slightly-rise-to-64-most-in-banglamung/

 

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Father tells harrowing tale of how two of his children were washed away - three dead in NE river

 

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A father in the north eastern Thai province of Yasothon has told how he could not save two of his children from drowning.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217072-father-tells-harrowing-tale-of-how-two-of-his-children-were-washed-away-three-dead-in-ne-river/

 

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Widespread criticism for people who DROVE up to scenic viewing point at Phu Thap Buek

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Netizens turned on a group of people who drove up to a popular but scary scenic viewing point in the north-central region of Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1217078-widespread-criticism-for-people-who-drove-up-to-scenic-viewing-point-at-phu-thap-buek/

 

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