Pfizer agrees to sell 10-20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Pfizer has agreed to reserve 10-20 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine for Thailand, expected to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of this year, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (Friday). He said that the company made the pledge after his discussion

Chinese Woman Arrested, Suspected of Smuggling Baby

BANGKOK, May 6 (TNA) – Immigration police arrested a Chinese woman before she boarded an outbound flight with a baby of whom she claimed to be the mother. Pol Maj Gen Weerapol Charoensiri, commander of Immigration Division 2, said Fan Fang, 49, was arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport with an 11-month-old

COVID-19 Vaccination for Expats, Foreign Diplomats

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. Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the department, said the government planned to develop herd immunity in the country by inoculating 70% of people living in

New COVID-19 clusters in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district

New Covid-19 clusters, with a total of 160 cases, were found in Bang Kae district of Bangkok, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported on Thursday. CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said health workers conducted Covid-19 tests at a department store in Bang Kae on April 28 and 30 and May

A shot in the arm: foreign residents and their eligibility for a vaccine jab

Thailand’s foreign residents are often left scratching their heads at the confusing and sometimes apparently contradictory information on Covid-19 vaccines and their eligibility for a jab. While many Thais are talking about their Covid-19 vaccine choices, if indeed there are any, and vaccination schedules, a large number of expats have

Phuket to open vaccine registration for expats

PHUKET: Foreigners working in Phuket will be able to register to receive the state COVID vaccination through the ‘Phuket Must Win’ web portal from next Tuesday (May 11), Pracha Asawathira PhD, an academic with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, has confirmed. The news was delivered during a two-hour

Chulalongkorn University Innovations for Society to Fight COVID-19

Chulalongkorn University has taken a bold step in commutating its transformation to an innovation-centric university with its “Innovations for Society” campaign. The campaign uses a short movie to inform the public about the various innovations that Chula has successfully developed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of Chula’s

Brazilian COVID variant detected in state quarantine as daily infections surge

The Brazilian COVID-19 variant has been detected among some arrivals from overseas currently in Thai state quarantine, assistant spokesperson for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan told the media today (Wednesday). She did not, however, offer any details about the Brazilian variant, whether it is the

Thailand records 2,112 new COVID cases, 15 Covid deaths on Wednesday

The government on Wednesday reported 15 new Covid-19 deaths, bringing the toll to 318, and 2,112 new cases, raising the total to 74,900. Apisamai Srirangson, a spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the latest fatalities were eight men and seven women, aged 50-86. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POST

Thais, not foreigners, get vaccine jab priority

Thai people will always be given priority for Covid-19 vaccines, the Ministry of Public Health said yesterday, denying reports that some expats living in the kingdom would also be allowed to register for free jabs. The ministry said while the government wanted take care of everyone living here, it had