Month: December 2020


194 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Thursday

Thailand recorded 194 new COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), compared to yesterday’s 250, according to CCSA spokesman Dr.Taweesin Wissanuyothin. Of today’s new infections, 172 were locally-acquired, involving Thais and nine migrant workers, while the remaining 13 cases are arrivals from abroad in state quarantine. Full story: By Thai PBS WorldRead More


First COVID-19 case in Kanchanaburi

KANCHANABURI: This western province has its first Covid-19 infection of the current outbreak, a student from Rayong studying at Sai Yok campus of Mahidol University, governor Jirakiat Phumsawat said on Thursday. Mr Jirakiat, as chairman of the provincial communicable disease committee, said that the young woman returned to Rayong on Dec 17 in an air-conditioned […]Read More


Rayong province shuts down as COVID-19 infections surge

Rayong’s provincial administration has decided to close all entertainment and recreational venues, schools, beauty salons, fitness clubs, amusement parks, children’s playgrounds and public swimming pools across the province after 56 COVID-19 new cases were recorded today. Governor Charnna Iamsaeng told the media today that total infections in the province, related to the illegal gambling den, […]Read More


Samut Sakhon governor on ventilator but in good condition

The infected governor of Covid-plagued Samut Sakhon province is on a ventilator in hospital, but otherwise in good condition, a spokesman said on Thursday. Governor Verasak Vichitsangsri was under the good care of doctors at Siriraj Hospital, who had the situation under control, Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said. Full […]Read More


21 more staff at Bangkok karaoke shop found to have

Twenty-one more employees of a karaoke shop in Bangkok visited by an infected person from Nonthaburi province have tested positive for Covid-19. Thirty-nine of Nong Mai Karaoke’s 75 staff were tested for the novel coronavirus, and 21 were found to have the virus, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said. Full story: Bangkok Post […]Read More


250 new COVID-19 cases today, most linked to illegal gambling

COVID-19 infections in Thailand have surged by 250 cases in a single day today (Wednesday), with many linked to illegal gambling activities, said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin at a news conference this morning. Of the new cases, only nine concern arrivals from abroad with eight of them in state quarantine and the rest locally-acquired […]Read More


CAAT Bans Food, Drinks on Domestic Flights

BANGKOK, Dec 30 (TNA) – The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) imposed a ban on food and drinks served on domestic flights during the Covid-19 outbreak. The ban is put into effect on Dec 31 until further notice. Full story: TNARead More


Thailand to allow illegal workers from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar

Illegal migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, and their dependents under 18 who are currently in Thailand,will be able to stay and work legally, with health coverage for up to two years, as a special case approved by the Thai cabinet on Tuesday. The exemption from arrest and prosecution was proposed by the Ministry […]Read More