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Thai Schools Require 85% of Staff and Students to be Vaccinated before Reopening

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Department of Health has stated that at least 85% of students, teachers and other staff of schools in COVID-19 “red” and “dark-red” zones will have to be vaccinated before their schools will be allowed to reopen for on-site learning.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231663-thai-schools-require-85-of-staff-and-students-to-be-vaccinated-before-reopening/

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UNESCO Prepares to Declare Thailand’s Doi Chiang Dao a New Biosphere Reserve

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has revealed that UNESCO is preparing to announce Doi Chiang Dao, part of a karst geological mountain range in Chiang Mai province, as a new biosphere reserve.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231664-unesco-prepares-to-declare-thailand’s-doi-chiang-dao-a-new-biosphere-reserve/

 

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Thai Authorities Warn Provinces in Chao Phraya River Basin of Possible Flooding

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department is warning provinces in the Chao Phraya river basin of possible flooding, as the Chao Phraya Dam begins discharging excess water.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231665-thai-authorities-warn-provinces-in-chao-phraya-river-basin-of-possible-flooding/

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Governor unveils new COVID plan, assures no hospital bed shortage

 

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Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew announcing the new plan last night (Sept 14). Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has announced a new plan that hopes to curtail the spread of new COVID infections across the island within the next two weeks. He also claims that Phuket is not experiencing any shortage of hospital beds, but at the same time has launched a new service to determine whether people in the community who test positive for the virus actually need to occupy a hospital bed.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231666-governor-unveils-new-covid-plan-assures-no-hospital-bed-shortage/

 

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Mass vaccination of Thai students being prepared for reopening of schools in November

 

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Thailand’s Ministry of Education has been making preparations for the mass inoculation of millions of students, aged 12-18, before the planned resumption of on-site classes at the start of the second semester, tentatively in November.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231685-mass-vaccination-of-thai-students-being-prepared-for-reopening-of-schools-in-november/

 

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3,224 people suffering serious vaccine side effects receive 157 million baht in compensation

 

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Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) has paid a total of 157.29 million baht in compensation to 3,224 people who suffered serious side effects after inoculation with COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231686-3224-people-suffering-serious-vaccine-side-effects-receive-157-million-baht-in-compensation/

 

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Ukrainian woman killed as ice delivery pickup wipes out

 

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The scene of the accident this morning (Sept 15). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: A Ukrainian woman was killed and three other people were injured after an ice delivery truck spun out of control on Thepkrasattri Rd this morning (Sept 15). The truck, a converted pickup truck with a ‘cold box’ fitted on the back, crossed the central reservation and ploughed head-on into oncoming traffic on the other side of  the road.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231688-ukrainian-woman-killed-as-ice-delivery-pickup-wipes-out/

 

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival will go ahead

 

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This year’s Vegetarian Festival will be held on Oct 6-14. Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival will go ahead on Oct 6-14, but must be observed under strict COVID-19 protection measures, Phuket officials have announced.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231691-phuket-vegetarian-festival-will-go-ahead/

 

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Construction of controversial Yuam River diversion project approved

 

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Approval was granted today (Wednesday) for the construction of the controversial 70-billion-baht long Yuam River diversion project when the National Environment Board (NEB) gave the go-ahead for the crucial environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the project, also known as the Bhumibol Reservoir refilling project.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231692-construction-of-controversial-yuam-river-diversion-project-approved/

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Phuket study confirms subdermal injections using less vaccine more effective as boost jabs

 

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The announcement was made at Vachira Phuket Hospital this afternoon (Sept 15). Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Phuket health officials will use only 20% of the standard vaccine dose of AstraZeneca for the third-dose ‘booster shots’ and will administer the vaccine doses as subdermal injections, not intramuscular injections, to boost the recipient’s immunity.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1231693-phuket-study-confirms-subdermal-injections-using-less-vaccine-more-effective-as-boost-jabs/

 

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