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Delta variant overtakes Alpha strain in Thailand

The rapidly spreading Delta variant of COVID-19 has already overtaken the Alpha variant as the dominant strain in Thailand, with Delta accounting for 62.6% of 3,340 samples examined by the Medical Sciences Department, compared to 34.1% of Alpha cases. The department’s director-general, Dr. Supakit Sirilak, told the media today (Monday) that, of Thailand’s 77 provinces, […]Read More


Seven cases of ‘mixed COVID infection’ found

Seven construction workers are suspected to have been infected with two variants of coronavirus at the same time, according to the Public Health Ministry. Tests at a large construction site in Bangkok showed they were infected with the Alpha and Delta variants, first found in England and India respectively, Dr Supakit Sirilak, chief of the […]Read More


No Thai Variant of COVID-19: Disease Control Chief

BANGKOK, May 28 (TNA) – Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, denied there was a Thai variant of COVID-19. There had not been a Thai variant of COVID-19 as reported and there would be an investigation, he said. The disease control chief responded to the reports that a British health organization […]Read More


Thai-British Cooperation on COVID-19 Vaccination

BANGKOK, May 7 (TNA) – Thailand and the United Kingdom confirmed cooperation on COVID-19 control and investment at bilateral and multilateral levels. Both countries expressed the stance during a meeting of Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Brian John Davidson, outgoing British ambassador to Thailand. They exchanged useful views on mutual economic opportunities, […]Read More


UK variant fuelling Thailand’s third wave of COVID-19

After wreaking havoc overseas, the highly-contagious UK variant of COVID-19 has entered Thailand and sparked a fresh nationwide outbreak centred on nightspots in Bangkok’s upmarket Thong Lor area. This latest wave of COVID-19 transmissions has triggered even greater alarm, as evidence shows that the UK variant is 1.7 more contagious and deadlier than other strains. […]Read More


New COVID-19 ‘European’ strain in Phuket, infections hit 50

PHUKET: The number of COVID infections in Phuket has hit 50, with officials identifying a strain “from Europe” that spread much faster than the previous strain on the island dominant among the new infections. The rise came with seven new infections identified throughout Saturday (Apr 10), following 17 more infections confirmed Friday night, reported the […]Read More


British COVID-19 Variant May Have Arrived from Cambodia

BANGKOK, April 9 (TNA) – A renowned virologist assumed the British variant of COVID-19 in Thailand might come from Cambodia where the strain had spread. Prof Dr Yong Poovorawan, head of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University, wrote on his Facebook page that the British variant known as B.1.1.7 had spread […]Read More