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  1. Thailand extends pandemic measures, expands lockdown areas Beds are seen as the Thai government prepares to convert an air cargo warehouse into a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) field hospital at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand July 28, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files BANGKOK (Reuters) -Thailand on Sunday extended tighter containment measures in the capital and high-risk provinces probably until the end of August in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the country deals with its biggest outbreak to date. Full story: https://ase
  2. Beds are seen as the Thai government prepares to convert an air cargo warehouse into a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) field hospital at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand July 28, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files BANGKOK (Reuters) -Thailand on Sunday extended tighter containment measures in the capital and high-risk provinces probably until the end of August in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the country deals with its biggest outbreak to date. Thailand reported 18,027 infections and 133 deaths on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 615,3
  3. As Prachuap battles five COVID-19 clusters, locals urged to register for vaccines Provincial health chief Dr. Suriya Kuharat has urged people living in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to register to receive a COVID-19 as soon as possible. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226082-as-prachuap-battles-five-covid-19-clusters-locals-urged-to-register-for-vaccines/
  4. Provincial health chief Dr. Suriya Kuharat has urged people living in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to register to receive a COVID-19 as soon as possible. Dr. Suriya said the sooner people register, the sooner they can receive the vaccine and herd immunity can be built throughout the province. However, for expats in Hua Hin, actually being able to register for a vaccine is easier said than done, especially for people aged under 60. Full story: https://www.huahintoday.com/hua-hin-news/as-prachuap-battles-five-covid-19-clusters-locals-urged-to-register-for-vacc
  5. Poor communication blamed as hundreds wait in vain for vaccines at Prachuap Hospital Hundreds of people were left disappointed after waiting in vain to receive vaccinations at Prachuap Hospital. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226081-poor-communication-blamed-as-hundreds-wait-in-vain-for-vaccines-at-prachuap-hospital/
  6. Hundreds of people were left disappointed after waiting in vain to receive vaccinations at Prachuap Hospital. Images shared to social media on Friday (July 30) showed crowds gathered at the hospital with what appeared to distinct lack of social distancing. People commenting online voiced concerned that the waiting crowds could inadvertently form a COVID-19 cluster. Full story: https://www.huahintoday.com/local-news/poor-communication-blamed-as-hundreds-wait-in-vain-for-vaccines-at-prachuap-hospital/ -- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2
  7. Thailand reports 18,027 new COVID-19 cases, 133 deaths FILE PHOTO: A man undergoes a free coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a rapid antigen mass testing station as the spread of COVID-19 continues, in Bangkok, Thailand, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa Thailand on Sunday (Aug 1) reported 18,027 new COVID-19 cases with 133 new fatalities. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226080-thailand-reports-18027-new-covid-19-cases-133-deaths/
  8. FILE PHOTO: A man undergoes a free coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a rapid antigen mass testing station as the spread of COVID-19 continues, in Bangkok, Thailand, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa Thailand on Sunday (Aug 1) reported 18,027 new COVID-19 cases with 133 new fatalities. Health officials said 374 of the new cases were linked to prisons, while 13,402 people have been discharged having made a full recovery. Sunday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 615,314 with 4,990 deaths. Despite reco
  9. Chonburi Governor says province will remain under maximum control measures, focusing on control of factories Chonburi- The Chonburi Governor, Phakthorn Thienchai, along with the Chonburi Provincial Communicable Disease Committee, held a meeting this weekend to review current Covid-19 related measures in the province. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226079-chonburi-governor-says-province-will-remain-under-maximum-control-measures-focusing-on-control-of-factories/
  10. Chonburi- The Chonburi Governor, Phakthorn Thienchai, along with the Chonburi Provincial Communicable Disease Committee, held a meeting this weekend to review current Covid-19 related measures in the province. This comes as Chonburi hit a record new high of 1,062 cases of Covid-19 today, July 31st, 2021. According to the Governor, the province will stay under maximum control (Dark red) restrictions that are also mandated by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, in Bangkok. TPN notes that the majority of the measures would have to be lifted by the C
  11. Elderly bedridden woman dies in Mueang Chonburi house fire, brother survives, hoarding suspected as possible cause Chonburi – A sixty-five-year-old elderly woman who was bedridden tragically died in a house that caught fire in Mueang Chonburi on Thursday morning. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226077-elderly-bedridden-woman-dies-in-mueang-chonburi-house-fire-brother-survives-hoarding-suspected-as-possible-cause/
  12. Chonburi – A sixty-five-year-old elderly woman who was bedridden tragically died in a house that caught fire in Mueang Chonburi on Thursday morning. The Mueang Chonburi Police were notified of the incident Thursday morning (July 29th) at a two-story older wooden home on Sukhumvit Road in Bang Sai. Firefighters with fire engines and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the house was heavily ablaze. Full story: https://thepattayanews.com/2021/07/31/elderly-bedridden-woman-dies-in-mueang-chonburi-house-fire-brother-survives-hoarding-suspected-as-possib
  13. As cases surge, Thai hospital uses containers to store bodies Health care workers move a dead body to a container after a hospital morgue overwhelmed by COVID-19 deaths begun to store bodies in refrigerated containers, as the country struggles to deal with its biggest outbreak to date, in Pathum Thani, Thailand July 31, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun By Juarawee Kittisilpa BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai hospital morgue overwhelmed by COVID-19 deaths has begun storing bodies in refrigerated containers, resorting to a measure it last took in a devastating 2004 t
  14. Health care workers move a dead body to a container after a hospital morgue overwhelmed by COVID-19 deaths begun to store bodies in refrigerated containers, as the country struggles to deal with its biggest outbreak to date, in Pathum Thani, Thailand July 31, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun By Juarawee Kittisilpa BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai hospital morgue overwhelmed by COVID-19 deaths has begun storing bodies in refrigerated containers, resorting to a measure it last took in a devastating 2004 tsunami, as the country grapples with its biggest coronavirus outbreak.
  15. Two executives of Hua Hin pub blamed for COVID-19 cluster get 3 months in prison Two executives of the Maya pub, in Thailand’s Hua Hin resort town, which was the epicenter of cluster of over 1,000 COVID-19 infections following an illegal concert held there in March, have been sentenced to three months in prison without suspension by the Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial court, said the provincial governor, Mr. Pallop Sinhaseni today (Saturday). Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226075-two-executives-of-hua-hin-pub-blamed-for-covid-19-cluster-get-3-months
  16. Two executives of the Maya pub, in Thailand’s Hua Hin resort town, which was the epicenter of cluster of over 1,000 COVID-19 infections following an illegal concert held there in March, have been sentenced to three months in prison without suspension by the Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial court, said the provincial governor, Mr. Pallop Sinhaseni today (Saturday). The company which owns the pub, Maya Music Entertainment Company, was also fined 40,000 baht by for breaches of the Communicable Disease Act, while the two executives, Chalee Srithongkul and Komkrit Pilakong, were personall
  17. Thai-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi province closed to reduce risk of infected people crossing The governor of Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of the border with Myanmar, effective Monday until further notice, as a precaution against a possible influx of people escaping the worsening COVID-19 situation in Myanmar. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226074-thai-myanmar-border-in-kanchanaburi-province-closed-to-reduce-risk-of-infected-people-crossing/
  18. The governor of Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of the border with Myanmar, effective Monday until further notice, as a precaution against a possible influx of people escaping the worsening COVID-19 situation in Myanmar. The collapse of the neighbouring country’s health system, triggered by mass arrests of medics opposing the military regime and an acute shortage of vaccines, have resulted in widespread infections and deaths. The areas of the 371km long border to be sealed off cover the entire Sangkhla Buri, Thong Pha Phum and Saiyoke
  19. Phuket Sandbox to continue although province bans domestic arrivals BANGKOK (NNT) - Phuket province will continue to accept international tourists as part of the Phuket Sandbox campaign despite the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. The island province has activated stricter disease control measures including a ban on domestic arrivals to keep local COVID-19 cases low. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226073-phuket-sandbox-to-continue-although-province-bans-domestic-arrivals/
  20. BANGKOK (NNT) - Phuket province will continue to accept international tourists as part of the Phuket Sandbox campaign despite the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. The island province has activated stricter disease control measures including a ban on domestic arrivals to keep local COVID-19 cases low. The Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has confirmed the Phuket Sandbox campaign for international tourists is still in a good position to operate, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases in other parts of the country. He said local cases in Phuket itself are relatively
  21. Bang Sue CVC to stop accepting walk-ins from Sunday Aug 1 BANGKOK (NNT) - The Central Vaccination Center at Bang Sue Grand Station will suspend the walk-in vaccination service from Sunday (Aug 1) as the massive turnout makes social distancing difficult to manage. Services will continue however, for people with appointments. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226072-bang-sue-cvc-to-stop-accepting-walk-ins-from-sunday-aug-1/
  22. BANGKOK (NNT) - The Central Vaccination Center at Bang Sue Grand Station will suspend the walk-in vaccination service from Sunday (Aug 1) as the massive turnout makes social distancing difficult to manage. Services will continue however, for people with appointments. Today (Saturday) the Central Vaccination Center (CVC) at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok was crowded with people arriving in the morning expecting to walk in for their COVID-19 shots, but making it hard work for staff members managing the queue, who need to ensure minimal time is taken at each step of the process.
  23. Bangkok to have 61 Community Care Centers operational BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) aims to have all 61 Community Care Centers for COVID-19 cases operational in coming days across all 50 districts, serving as isolation centers for COVID-19 patients awaiting admission to a treatment facility. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226071-bangkok-to-have-61-community-care-centers-operational/
  24. BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) aims to have all 61 Community Care Centers for COVID-19 cases operational in coming days across all 50 districts, serving as isolation centers for COVID-19 patients awaiting admission to a treatment facility. The Governor of Bangkok, Aswin Kwanmuang today inspected a community care center for COVID-19 patients located at a Nong Bon flood mitigation center, currently taking care of COVID-19 patients in Prawet district. This community care center is operated with the cooperation of the BMA, Rao Tong Rod network
  25. Home Isolation COVID-19 patients can file insurance claims BANGKOK (NNT) - The Office of the Insurance Commission has issued an urgent directive to insurance companies, advising them to accept insurance claims from COVID-19 patients getting treatment at home or at community care centers, without making hospitalization a requirement. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1226070-home-isolation-covid-19-patients-can-file-insurance-claims/
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