Month: May 2020


China releases list of animals allowed to eat, dogs not

A list specifying 33 types of animals allowed for consumption and trade was published this Friday, according to China Daily. The outbreak of coronavirus that has spread around the world has led China to take this measure, in order to ensure public health and safety. The National Catalogue of Livestock and Poultry Genetic Resources has […]Read More


Four new coronavirus cases recorded in Thailand Sunday, no fatalities

Thailand today recorded four new COVID-19 cases, all are Thais in quarantine after returning from abroad. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapha Yongtrakul said today that, since Thailand banned on all in-bound passenger flights on April 4th, infections among those in contact with overseas arrivals have steadily reduced and most infections in recent days were among […]Read More


11 Thais die in dengue fever outbreak this year

More than 14,000 people have contracted dengue fever and 11 have died so far this year, Disease Control Department director-general Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai said on Sunday, according to a media report. Citing a report from the Bureau of Epidemiology, from Jan 1 to May 25 this year, 14,136 people were found to have caught dengue fever, […]Read More


Ban on toxic chemicals paraquat and chlorpyrifos on June 1

BANGKOK(NNT)-The government has confirmed the ban on paraquat and chlorpyrifos starting June 1, 2020. Farmers who possess them are advised to return them within 90 days or no later than August 29, 2020. Ms Traisulee Traisoranakun, Government Deputy Spokesperson, said today that from June 1st, 2020, onwards, the Notification of the Ministry of Industry on […]Read More


Curfews Imposed, National Guard Called in as Riots Rage on

Protests over George Floyd’s death continued for a fifth night on Saturday with violence and raging fires in several cities across the United States as law enforcement has been enhanced from coast to coast; from big cities to small towns. As Saturday night went on sporadic violence was seen in many US states again, with […]Read More


Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Expected to Begin Mass Output This Year

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A front-running COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed in China is expected to be available as soon as the end of this year, according to a report published in the official Wechat account of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. The vaccine, jointly developed by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products and […]Read More


5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits 200 km South-East of Philippines: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 196 km SE of Sarangani, the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. According to the organisation, the epicentre laid at a depth of 41.9 kilometres. No reports of damages or casualties, as well as a tsunami warning, have been available yet. Full story: Sputnik […]Read More


SpaceX successfully launches first manned spaceflight

SpaceX successfully launched its first manned mission at 19:22 UTC today from Cape Canaveral, Florida with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in a Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 Rocket. The event marks the first time a crewed rocket was launched from United States soil since NASA’s final Space Shuttle mission in […]Read More